A Weekend Bike Camping Adventure From Chicago to Illinois Beach State Park and Back.
Get ready for crisp cool air mornings and the smell of autumn, as we tour the forests of Northeastern Illinois.
Dinner, breakfast, Campfire & S'mores,
Interpretative Trail Guides
A Special Trip Collectible
We’ll ride to and camp on the youngest land in the state at Illinois Beach State Park, discover the Dead River, go on a guided Nature walk, and learn what the Chicago area looked like before European settlement. And what better way to end our first day of riding than to relax around a campfire, on a cool night with warm apple cider on the shores of Lake Michigan
This is not an out and back route, but a true bike loop starting at Buckingham Fountain, to the Wisconsin State Line. On Day 2 we will ride through the valley of the DesPlaines, the North Branch trail, and back to the City Metropolis –Chicago
ALL ARE WELCOME. If you have any flats or troubles we are here to help. The distance and trip are great for beginners and is insightful for seasoned pros. So come along and invite a friend or make a new one.
Meet: 7:00 am At Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, IL.
We will Bike to & overnight at Illinois Beach State Park with break points along the way.
Return to Chicago by Bike.
Pace: Casual, we ride together as a group.
Lodging: Tent or Hotel (campsite included when you register) (Hotel is on your own accord)
Full details and registration in ticket link. Hosted by and learn more at Out Our Front Door
If you have any questions, let us know.