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A great ride, fall camping, ghost stories around a campfire...and the worlds's largest corn maze!!! Its The a'MAZE'ing Ride

Lets take a ride up to Spring Grove, IL, home of Chain O Lakes State Park and Richardson's Farm, who has been offering the World's Largest Maize Maze for sometime with a different theme each year, this year is celebrating Lincoln's 200th birthday. The maze is 28 acres with 11 miles of trails. This year, there is also a Zip Line - 30' high and 700' long over a pupmkin patch.

The camp site it just under 2 miles from the maze.

The campgrounds offer trails through prairie lands and huge old oaktrees, equestrian (horsey) rides, and boat rentals.

Everything is fairly cheap...$12 campsites that can fit two tents (up to 8 ppl), $10 for the maze. Bring your own food, a large bundle of wood is $7 at the campground.

The dates...

I am scheduling this for September 25th through 27th (Friday through Sunday). We depart on Friday morning, get to the grounds and setup camp. People who cant ride up on Friday can meet us on Saturday. Saturday, we go to the maze. (it may be a Maze Til Midnight night, so we'll decide what time we go). Back to camp for hangin round the fire, tellin ghost stories, munchin on some smores. We leave Sunday whenever (check out not till 3pm).

Metra is available for return trip.

I would also like to set the following weekend as a rain date. (Oct 2 - Oct 4).

On GoogleMaps...type in "9407 richardson road, spring grove il", click on satellite view. You will see one of year's past mazes.

http://www.richardsonfarm.com/index.asp -for the maze
http://dnr.state.il.us/LANDS/landmgt/Parks/R2/CHAINO.HTM#camping -for the campgrounds
http://www.thechainlink.org/events/the-amazeing-ride -for the RSVP
http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/... -for Metra

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Spring Grove forecast - 60% chance of rain on FRIDAY, 50% chance on Saturday - looks like its gonna be a wet one.

Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:
As we talked about last night, I'm a FRIDAY rider.
we'll see what they say tomorrow. it already changed to 60% and 40%. fuckin chicago weather...

DonRay A.K.A. Zesty said:
Spring Grove forecast - 60% chance of rain on FRIDAY, 50% chance on Saturday - looks like its gonna be a wet one.

Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:
As we talked about last night, I'm a FRIDAY rider.
Spring Grove

FRIDAY SEP 25

PM Showers
High 72F
Precip 30%

Cloudy Overnight
Low 56°F
Precip 10%


SATURDAY SEP 26

Isolated T-Storms
High 70F
Precip 30%

Clouds Early/Clearing OVernight
Low 53F
Precip 0%!!!!


SUNDAY SEP 27

Sunny/Windy
High 74F
Precip 0%!!!

Mostly Clear Overnight
Low 50F
Precip 10%
Hey guys,
I posted my pics on my page if you want to steal some. See you on the Milwaukee Fall ride!

Dammit, gotta remember to take off that jacket for flash photos.

DonRay A.K.A. Zesty said:
Hey guys,
I posted my pics on my page if you want to steal some. See you on the Milwaukee Fall ride!

Thanks Eric for organizing this great ride. Unfortunately the only picture I got was of the mass of corn cobs. Yum.
ill get some more pics put up soon.


jamimaria said:
Thanks Eric for organizing this great ride. Unfortunately the only picture I got was of the mass of corn cobs. Yum.
pics from the ride are uploaded to my page. enjoy. still wish we had a group photo with the state trooper.
Hahaha!! I don't know how well that would've gone over with them seeing as how they weren't just stopping by to say hello.

iggi said:
pics from the ride are uploaded to my page. enjoy. still wish we had a group photo with the state trooper.

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