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February, 2024

Thursday
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Lombard Lagoon 430 Marcus Dr Lombard, IL 60148
8:00 AM
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Route traverses from Lombard, Warrenville, Naperville, Downer‘s Grove, Oakbrook, 99% road, very small portion on Illinois Prairie Path to cross Rt 83. Quick 15 minute stop in Naperville at Garden Fresh Grocery before finishing. Front and rear lights required as well as reflective gear. START/END: Lombard Lagoon 430 Marcus Drive Lombard Meet at the front of the lagoon building, ample parking available.
Thursday
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You will be informed daily which waterfall we will be hiking. 20 to 60 mile drive from Ironwood.
9:30 AM
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Snowshoeing to a different waterfall around Ironwood, MI. Please contact for more details on daily hikes or information on where to stay.
Thursday
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Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Tuesday morning ride on Thursday. Weather forecast calls for partly sunny, 43 degrees, and W wind at 8 mph at ride time. Rest room break at Knoch Knolls at 10 miles, a chance to sprint northbound on 248th Avenue, and I‘m buying coffee and bagels for all to celebrate my recent birthday.
Friday
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Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society 220 S. Villa Ave Villa Park , IL 60181
8:15 AM
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Maximize your winter socialization by joining fellow riders for morning coffee and/or a trail ride . We begin with coffee and conversation at the Villa Perk from 7:15AM to 8 AM. Then those who want to participate in a winter trail ride will leave from the VP Depot at 8:15 for a ride to downtown Wheaton and back for 15 miles. Very short break at the Starbucks in Wheaton for the bathroom and perhaps a quick mid-ride snack. We will be back by 10:30 at the latest for those who need to get on with their day. The ride will qualify for John Riordan’s WRTR series. Make sure you bring a bike suitable for the conditions of the day which may involve riding in snow or wet conditions. Fat tire bikes are recommended. I was on the Prairie Path on WED of this week and most of the snow was gone so a gravel bike would work. bwetman@gmail.com 847-767-5745 The Villa Perk is directly across Villa Avenue from the VP Depot. Those arriving early for the ride are welcome to drop into the coffee shop to sign the ride sheet. All EBC members are welcome to share in coffee even if they have no plans to ride.
Friday
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You will be informed daily which waterfall we will be hiking. 20 to 60 mile drive from Ironwood.
9:30 AM
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Snowshoeing to a different waterfall around Ironwood, MI. Please contact for more details on daily hikes or information on where to stay.
Saturday
3
Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance E Madison St & S Chase Ave Lombard, IL 60148
7:00 AM
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Warm up on Washington, blast up Villa, Wooddale , Tonne, circle Busse slowly and return. One brief stop. Lights are mandatory. Rain cancels bwetman@gmail.com 847-767-5745
Saturday
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Come ride a 200k (126 miles) Randonneurs USA (RUSA) Permanent from Naperville to Ottawa and back on a loop route on 100% paved terrain. This route has 3,199 feet of elevation gain. Mid-ride stop in Ottawa at mile 60 and another quick stop at mile 85 before continuing onto the finish. We will start promptly at 7:00 am so come 15 minutes early to get set up and ready to go with wheels down at 7:00 am. If you finish in 13:28 hours, you will get Randonneurs USA credit. NOTE: You must be a current member of Randonneurs USA (RUSA) to participate and also register for the 2024 Permanents program to participate, NO EXCEPTIONS. Upon registering as a new RUSA member, it will take 24-48 hours to process a new registration. Details below: https://rusa.org https://rusa.org/pages/permFAQ More information about Randonneurs USA and randonneuring available here: https://rusa.org Contact me or Eric Peterson if you have any questions. RWGPS Route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33590903
Saturday
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Come join several EBC members for the 2024 Florida Honor Ride out of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Florida. This invitational ride raises funds for wounded veterans and first responders. Registration required at http://r2r.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1850&pg=entry or google "2024 Florida Honor Ride". Contact me if you will be participating.
Saturday
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You will be informed daily which waterfall we will be hiking. 20 to 60 mile drive from Ironwood.
9:30 AM
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Snowshoeing to a different waterfall around Ironwood, MI. Please contact for more details on daily hikes or information on where to stay.
Saturday
3
Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Mostly sunny, 36 degrees, E wind @ 9 mph at ride time. South Frontage Road eastbound, rest room stop at McDonalds at 91st and Route 83, bakery treats at 18 miles, return via Clarendon Hills Road and 59th Street.
Saturday
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Nice Easy Bike and Brew Trail Ride to Pollyanna in Lemont. We must cross the Lemont Road Bridge twice but other than we will be on the Centennial and Cal Sag Trails. We will have one Beer at Pollyanna and that beer is on Pussanee and me. All paved so any bike is fine. If you are a little slower, no problem we will ride the pace of the slowest rider which will probably be me! E-bikes are most welcome. We will will back before 3pm, unless we are not. This is my planned route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45495135
Sunday
4
Lombard: Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance
8:30 AM
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Ride from Lombard to the Arb for Braver than the Elements. Road ride. Once at the Arb you may continue to do loops on the BTTE ride sheet. It is Chocolate Day so no stopping the Cafe post ride. We will meet the group at the Thornhill Center on the west side, so pack you own food and drinks. Rain cancel. Please RSVP
Sunday
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Come join us for Season #2 of Braver Than The Elements at the Morton Arboretum from Sunday, November 5th through Sunday, March 31st for a total of 20 events. WHAT: Walk-hike-run-bike-snowshoe-cross country skiing or combination of any, it‘s your adventure to plan. WHY: To show yourself that you are braver than any elements the weather can send our way + enjoy friendship + fellowship during the winter months. WHO: Everyone invited, bring your friends, family, coworkers, spouses, significant other, etc...spread the good word and let‘s continue to build upon our success in 2022-2023. CHALLENGE/PRIZES: For those who like a challenge, come and do 50% of the events (10) and receive a finishers prize (purple carabiner keychain); those who do 90% of the events(18) will receive a finishers prize and a special additional gift. Meet up ready to do your respective activity/activities at 9:50 am in the Main Parking Lot of The Morton Arboretum (2nd row, north). We will do a quick chat, sign the event sheet at that time and do our group photo before we begin, for those interested in being in our group photo. For those interested, you can go inside around 12:30 pm in the Gingko Restaurant for some fellowship and breakfast, lunch, coffee, snack, etc. and then head back out to continue to do an activity that suits your interest or finish your day then. It‘s all up to you and what you want to do for yourself. NOTES: If you are biking, you must stay on the paved roads and cannot ride on any of the walking trails. There is no fee to participate if you are a member of The Morton Arboretum. If you are not a member, there is a fee to enter + need to reserve slot, details here: https://mortonarb.org Fox News Chicago Fitness Friday 2023 interview here: https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1166232
Sunday
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Join me for my last day Snowshoeing in the UP. Wolverine has a great snowshoeing trail with some good climbing. Please contact for more details on daily hikes or information on where to stay.
Tuesday
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Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Sunshine, 40 degrees, and light S winds! Usual Tuesday morning all streets route. We‘ll stop at Knoch Knolls for rest rooms at 10 miles, sprint northbound on 248th Avenue, and have bagels and coffee at 20 miles. Then 13 miles back to 7 Bridges.
Tuesday
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Need an easy afternoon ride? Well, here it is. We will ride on the Centennial, I and M and Cal Sag Trails to Nicks BBQ for a short break and perhaps a corn dog. Please drive to the very far end of the Columbia Woods parking lot and park there. All Paved trails so any bike will do, we will be on our road tandem. Slower riders and electric bikes welcome. We will be back by 4:30pm, unless we are not.
Wednesday
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Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
8:10 AM
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Maximize your winter socialization by joining fellow riders for morning coffee and/or a trail ride each Wednesday morning. We begin with coffee and conversation at the Villa Perk from 7 to 8 AM. Then those who want to participate in a winter trail ride will leave from the VP Depot at 8:15 for a ride to downtown Wheaton and back for 15 miles. Very short break at the Starbucks in Wheaton for the bathroom and perhaps a quick mid-ride snack. We will be back by 10:30 at the latest for those who need to get on with their day. The ride will qualify for John Riordan’s WRTR series. Make sure you bring a bike suitable for the conditions of the day which may involve riding in snow or wet conditions. Fat tire bikes are recommended. The Villa Perk is directly across Villa Avenue from the VP Depot. Those arriving early for the ride are welcome to drop into the coffee shop to sign the ride sheet. The primary goal is to meet in person during the long winter season. All EBC members are welcome to share in coffee even if they have no plans to ride.
Wednesday
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Winter Hike at the Morton Arboretum / 4 to 6 mi @ 3 mph / Lee Meet in the visitor‘s center at 9:30am. Forecast is high of 50F
Friday
9
Naperville: Trader Joe's area parking lot - SW corner
10:00 AM
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Sunny, 49 degrees, SW wind at 15 mph. We will stop at Commissioners Park for rest rooms at 10 miles. Head wind going out. Tail wind coming back. Coffee in the middle in downtown Plainfield.
Friday
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Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
11:30 AM
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55 degrees and sunshine sounds like the perfect day for my first ride of 2024. The ride will be at a nice and easy pace 8-12mph mainly on paved paths and side streets in Elmhurst and Oak Brook. There will be a lunch stop at Jason‘s Deli before returning.
Friday
9
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
1:00 PM
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Want an easy afternoon winter rotating trail ride? Well, here you go. We will ride on the Centennial and Cal Sag Trails. Slower riders and electric bikes are welcome. We will be back by 3:30pm, unless we are not.
Saturday
10
Lombard: Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance
7:00 AM
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We will take the Salt Creek trail north with a stop at Christy’s Restaurant for pie and coffee. Rain Cancels. As I have the day off, we will start in the light at 7:00 AM.
Saturday
10
Big Marsh 11559 S Stony Is Ave Chicago, IL 60617
9:00 AM
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We are excited to ride this amazing new trail system and bike park just south of Chicago! Big Marsh is home to two amazing pump tracks, 3 jump lines, and 6 trails! We are incredibly excited to pair with them this year as we hope they are too! Come out, show support, and have a beer at this year’s Big Jass Bonus! NOTE: You can ride a Mountain Bike too but would not qualify for points/podium. 10 Points- For making it down this far south! 5 Points- For racing in flannel/plaid on body/bike Address: 11559 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 Parking: Parking at the main lot just north of the round a bout! Each race is a mass start, variable course that depends on the weather and course conditions. Each race you will be informed of your laps the morning of, but be prepared to ride for about an hour. Between each lap, all participants play Hammaschlagen- our version of the German Drinking game where you pound a 3.5 inch nail with a hammer into a burly piece of wood. This allows us to count your laps, and keep encouraging you to be awesome! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 9:00am: Registration 11:00am: Race Starts 1:00pm: PARTY/AWARDS Cost of race entry: $40 or the entire series pass of 5 events for $100 Limited Fat Bike Rentals: $50 Carpool option, sharing cost of gas. Please contact me to discuss if interested or meet me up there. If I don‘t see you, please text or email me your miles.
Saturday
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Nice and easy afternoon winter rotating trail ride to Scorched Earth Brewery in Algonquin The North section of the Fox River Trail is beautiful with great water views including tons of twists and turns along with some hills including the famous roller coaster section. Please note that the Brewery does not take Cash. They accept credit Cards only. Trail is 100% paved so any bike is fine, we will be on our road Tandem. Slower riders and electric bikes are most welcome. As always on these Bike and Brew rides, the first beer for riders is on Pussanee and me. Please register as it is a remote start. Brewery only as Dukes is closed until March. We will be back by 3:45pm or so, unless we are not. Please park in the upper left (west) lot by the train station. This is my route on Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44090172
Sunday
11
Kane County Fair Grounds 525 S Randall Rd St. Charles, IL60174
8:30 AM
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The original bike swap for the Chicago area, Chicago Winter Bike Swap (CWBS) is the premier event for HUGE SAVINGS on everything for the bike. The CWBS is an excellent social experience for bicycle enthusiasts. Advocacy groups will share information relevant to the cycling community. Bike clubs will be on hand with details about Chicago area bike rides. Whatever your bicycle needs, there is something for everyone in the 32,000 sq ft of the Chicago Winter Bike Swap! Don‘t pass up the one chance in the year to find a huge selection of great post-holiday closeout bargains Browse the BIKE CORRAL for a selection of hundreds of new and used complete bicycles at discount prices. $5 admission for adults $5.50 with Credit Card Kids 12 and under free FREE PARKING! https://www.chicagowinterbikeswap.com
Sunday
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I will be leading the hike this Sunday 2/11 for Dawn or Jan. We will start at the usual location (Visitor Center parking lot) but the start will be 1030am, that‘s 1030am You are welcome to ride, hike, snow shoe etc but I will be leading the hike on the east side for 5 to 6 miles @ 3.0 - 3.5 mph. We will have a slower group option as well. And as always meet back at the Ginko Cafe around 1200 noon.
Sunday
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Nice and easy afternoon winter rotating trail ride to Pollyanna Brewery in St. Charles. The South section of the Fox River Trail is beautiful with loveky water views including tons of twists and turns. Trail is 100% paved so any bike is fine, we will be on our road Tandem. Slower riders and electric bikes are most welcome. As always on these Bike and Brew rides, the first beer for riders is on Pussanee and me. Please register as it is a remote start. We will be back by 4pm or so, unless we are not. This is my route on Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45562301
Monday
12
Willow Springs: Columbia Woods
11:30 AM
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Nice and easy afternoon winter rotating trail ride on the Centennial Trail. Ride from Willow Springs to Romeoville. Must register as I may need to change the start location at the last minute due the filming of Chicago PD which could close the trail head. Should this occur, I will contact those registered directly. All Paved so any bike is fine. Slower riders and electric bikes are most welcome.
Tuesday
13
Lombard Lagoon 430 Marcus Drive Lombard, IL 60148
6:00 AM
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Three distance options for you to select (15-30-64 miles) on this out-back route leaving from Lombard to downtown Algonquin on various Rails-to-Trails which include the Great Western Trail, Fox River Trail and Prairie Trail. A brief stop (15 minutes) in downtown Algonquin for those doing the full distance before returning the same route. You select your distance and do your turn around to head back to the start, if you are not doing the full 64 miles. This is not paved, mixed terrain (limestone gravel) so bring whatever bike you feel most comfortable on on this terrain. And you can meet me on the route, if you are interested too to share some miles with me for however long you would like to ride. Just ride and keep moving is my motto!
Tuesday
13
Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Mostly sunny, 37 degrees, NW wind @ 6 mph at ride time. Let‘s ride south on Greene Road, climb the hill on 79th Street through Green Valley Forest Preserve, then ride to Whalon Lake and on to Knoch Knolls via the DuPage River Trail where we will pick up the usual route to 248th Avenue. After coffee we‘ll ride the usual route back to 7 Bridges.
Tuesday
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Come join us for a little faster night time trail ride. The posted speed is 12 - 14 mph but this will still be a no drop ride since we are riding in the dark and staying together is very important. Bring good lights and reflective clothing since the whole ride will be in the dark. Route: We will leave from Pioneer Park, (where there is parking and restroom facilities), take the river path through Knoch Knoll, then to Whalen Lake and around, (again restroom break if needed), and then head back the way we came to Pioneer Park. Depending on the group, the route, distance, and terrain may change to some single track in the area. This is my first attempt at an open ended ride and I‘m hoping it will turn into a night time adventure. Hope to see you there!!!!
Wednesday
14
Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
8:10 AM
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Maximize your winter socialization by joining fellow riders for morning coffee and/or a trail ride each Wednesday morning. We begin with coffee and conversation at the Villa Perk from 7 to 8 AM. Then those who want to participate in a winter trail ride will leave from the VP Depot at 8:15 for a trail ride of 15 to 20 miles. We will be back by 10:30 at the latest for those who need to get on with their day. The ride will qualify for John Riordan’s WRTR series. Make sure you bring a bike suitable for the conditions of the day which may involve riding in snow or wet conditions. Fat tire bikes are recommended. The Villa Perk is directly across Villa Avenue from the VP Depot. Those arriving early for the ride are welcome to drop into the coffee shop to sign the ride sheet. The primary goal is to meet in person during the long winter season. All EBC members are welcome to share in coffee even if they have no plans to ride.
Wednesday
14
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Weather forecast looks good so far. Meet Inside the visitors center at 9:30 am. Rain cancels.
Wednesday
14
Willow Springs: Columbia Woods
10:00 AM
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Nice and easy winter rotating trail ride on the Centennial Trail. Ride from Willow Springs to Romeoville. Registration required as I may need to change the start location at the last minute due the continued filming of a Chicago PD boat chase which could close the trail head and this part of the trail. Should this occur, I will contact those registered directly. All Paved so any bike is fine. Slower riders and electric bikes are most welcome. Park at the very west end of the lot as far as you can go.
Wednesday
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Roberto's Restaurant (Meet by the Gazebo, just south of the restaurant) 483 S Spring Road Elmhurst,
6:00 PM
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Ride various trails from a central starting point in Elmhust. Meet at the Gazebo, just south of Robertos Restaurant, ample parking near the start along Prairie Path Lane. Each week, we can determine a location to ride to and which paths/trails we will take (ie. Salt Creek, Great Western Trail, Fullersburg Woods, Prairie Path, etc...) Majority of the ride will be on the limestone paths so bring whatever bike suits you best on this terrain. Front/rear lights and reflective gear required. NOTE: Meet at the Gazebo, just south and next to Roberto‘s Restaurant.
Thursday
15
Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Mostly cloudy, 39 degrees, wind NW @ 18 mph at ride time. Eastbound on 59th Street. Return via Norfolk Avenue. Coffee in the middle.
Friday
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Bloomingdale Township Office Bloomingdale IL
11:00 AM
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Meet at the Bloomingdale Township Office where we take off from. We will zoom around the trails with some single track, crushed gravel and a couple of hill climbs. We will then head onto some Medina trails. Finally we will head out to Carol Stream on crushed gravel to Mallard Lake. Lights suggested. Dress warm as temps in the high 20‘s. FTBike or trail bike is recommended. bwetman@gmail.com 847-767-5745
Saturday
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Lombard: Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance
6:00 AM
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We will ride the Salt Creek Trail to Christy’s Restaurant in Wooddale for coffee and pie. Lights are mandatory. Rain cancels.
Saturday
17
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Nice and Easy winter rotating trail ride to Pollyanna Brewing Company in Lemont. We will ride 3 trails, The Tinley Creek, The Cal Sag and The Centennial. There will be a 1 minute crossing of The Lemont Road Bridge each way. We will have a Fine Craft Beer at Pollyanna and as always on these Bike and Brew ride the first beer for riders is on Pussanee and me. All paved trails so any bike is fine. We will be on our road Tandem. Slower riders and electric bikes are most welcome. We will be back by 3pm, unless we are not. Weather will cold and quite windy so dress appropriately. This is my route on Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/121018357 Registration Required. Pro tip-it is super easy and takes less than 5 seconds
Saturday
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Darien: Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve - Rides typically start from the parking lot on Northgate Roa
2:30 PM
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I‘ll plan on two loops around Waterfall Glen on my fat tire bike with a bail-out after one loop. Counterclockwise on the first loop. TBD on the second loop. I Plan to be done before sunset, but bring lights just in case. Fat tire bike or gravel bike recommended. This qualifies as a WRTR based on 6-hour posting.
Sunday
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Come join us for Season #2 of Braver Than The Elements at the Morton Arboretum from Sunday, November 5th through Sunday, March 31st for a total of 20 events. WHAT: Walk-hike-run-bike-or combination of any, it‘s your adventure to plan. WHY: To show yourself that you are braver than any elements the weather can send our way + enjoy friendship + fellowship during the winter months. WHO: Everyone invited, bring your friends, family, coworkers, spouses, significant other, etc...spread the good word and let‘s continue to build upon our success in 2022-2023. CHALLENGE/PRIZES: For those who like a challenge, come and do 50% of the events (10) and receive a finishers prize (purple carabiner keychain); those who do 90% of the events(18) will receive a finishers prize and a special additional gift. Meet up ready to do your respective activity/activities at 9:50 am in the Main Parking Lot of The Morton Arboretum (2nd row, north). We will do a quick chat, sign the event sheet at that time and do our group photo before we begin, for those interested in being in our group photo. For those interested, you can go inside around 12:30 pm in the Gingko Restaurant for some fellowship and breakfast, lunch, coffee, snack, etc. and then head back out to continue to do an activity that suits your interest or finish your day then. It‘s all up to you and what you want to do for yourself. NOTES: If you are biking, you must stay on the paved roads and cannot ride on any of the walking trails. There is no fee to participate if you are a member of The Morton Arboretum. If you are not a member, there is a fee to enter + need to reserve slot, details here: https://mortonarb.org Fox News Chicago Fitness Friday 2023 interview here: https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1166232
Sunday
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We will alternate hiking and biking in Tucson, Arizona for six days. We have a separate group email list, so I will not be listing the individual rides and hikes separately on the calendar since plans may change during the week due to weather. We will instead use the private email list with the details for each ride and hike scheduled.
Tuesday
20
Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Sunny, 41 degrees, S wind at 10 mph at ride time. Usual all streets route west and south through Woodridge, Lisle, and Naperville. We will stop at 10 miles for rest rooms at Knoch Knolls. Sprint northbound on 248th Avenue. Coffee and bagels at 20 miles.
Tuesday
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Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:05 AM
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Since this is the first B ride of the year, it may be a bit slower. Guaranteed it will be a bit slower and more towards 10mph. Can‘t guarantee will go the full distance to Panera either. Depends on how I and the group feels. If you feel the need to get out and enjoy the weather for your first ride of the year without the pressure of going too fast or to far, this ride is for you.
Wednesday
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Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
8:15 AM
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Maximize your winter socialization by joining fellow riders for morning coffee and/or a trail ride each Wednesday morning. We begin with coffee and conversation at the Villa Perk from 7 to 8 AM. Then those who want to participate in a winter trail ride will leave from the VP Depot at 8:15 for a trail ride of 15 to 20 miles. We will be back by 10:30 at the latest for those who need to get on with their day. The ride will qualify for John Riordan’s WRTR series. Make sure you bring a bike suitable for the conditions of the day which may involve riding in snow or wet conditions. Fat tire bikes are recommended. The Villa Perk is directly across Villa Avenue from the VP Depot. Those arriving early for the ride are welcome to drop into the coffee shop to sign the ride sheet. The primary goal is to meet in person during the long winter season. All EBC members are welcome to share in coffee even if they have no plans to ride.
Wednesday
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Loops on the Swallow Cliff Stairs - speed and distance your choice.
Wednesday
21
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Weather forecast looks great for the 21st. Meet inside the visitors center at 9:30am.
Wednesday
21
Willow Springs: Columbia Woods
10:00 AM
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Nice and easy winter rotating trail ride on the Centennial Trail. Ride is from Willow Springs to Romeoville and back. 1 short bathroom break. Registration required as I may need to change the start location. Should this occur, I will contact those registered directly. All paved, so any bike is fine. Slower riders and electric bikes are most welcome. Please Park at the every west end of the lot as far as you can go.
Wednesday
21
Roberto's Restaurant (Meet by the Gazebo, just south of the restaurant) 483 S Spring Road Elmhurst,
6:00 PM
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Ride various trails from a central starting point in Elmhust. Meet at the Gazebo, just south of Robertos Restaurant, ample parking near the start along Prairie Path Lane. Each week, we can determine a location to ride to and which paths/trails we will take (ie. Salt Creek, Great Western Trail, Fullersburg Woods, Prairie Path, etc...) Majority of the ride will be on the limestone paths so bring whatever bike suits you best on this terrain. Front/rear lights and reflective gear required. NOTE: Meet at the Gazebo, just south and next to Roberto‘s Restaurant.
Thursday
22
Naperville: Trader Joe's area parking lot - SW corner
10:00 AM
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Join us for a great early season ride to Plainfield ( Krema Coffee) with a stop at Commissioner‘s on the way out. Rain is likely and rain or wet roads will cancel. But if the rain misses us it should be a great day to ride. I will post any changes by 800am.
Thursday
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Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
1:00 PM
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We‘ll take advantage of the afternoon temps in the low 50s to do a slightly faster road ride to Itasca. Some optional sprint opportunities, but given the very early season this will not be a super fast ride. I‘ll be sticking to the base pace but on my carbon Domane. Mid-ride rest stop at the Itasca Public Library for bathroom and water refills.
Friday
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Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society 220 S. Villa Ave Villa Park , IL
7:45 AM
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Maximize your winter socialization by joining fellow riders for morning coffee and/or a trail ride each Wednesday morning. We begin with coffee and conversation at the Villa Perk from 7 to 7:45 AM. Then those who want to participate in a winter trail ride will leave from the VP Depot at 7:45 for a ride to downtown Wheaton and back for 15 miles. Very short break at the Starbucks in Wheaton for the bathroom and perhaps a quick mid-ride snack. We will be back by 10:00 at the latest for those who need to get on with their day. The ride will qualify for John Riordan’s WRTR series. Make sure you bring a bike suitable for the conditions of the day which may involve riding in snow or wet conditions. Fat tire bikes are recommended. bwetman@gmail.com 847-767-5745 The Villa Perk is directly across Villa Avenue from the VP Depot. Those arriving early for the ride are welcome to drop into the coffee shop to sign the ride sheet. The primary goal is to meet in person during the long winter season. All EBC members are welcome to share in coffee even if they have no plans to ride.
Friday
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Ride a 10 mile loop in Palos Heights on 100% road surface with approximately 520 feet of elevation gain (52 feet per mile of elevation gain). We will do the 1st loop together and then you may do as many more as you would like. Post ride ice cream at the famous Plush Horse Ice Cream shop for anyone interested. Plush Horse has open since 1937. https://www.theplushhorse.com
Friday
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Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
10:30 AM
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From Whole Foods ride north to Itasca and vicinity.
Saturday
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Lombard: Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance
6:00 AM
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Ride the Salt Creek Trail north to Christy’s Restaurant for coffee and pie. Lights are mandatory. Rain cancels.
Saturday
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Come ride the INAUGURAL EVENT for the Chicago Randonneurs, brand new region in Randonneurs USA. MUST BE A RANDONNEURS USA MEMBER, no exceptions. Also must sign up via Chicago Randonneurs here and complete a waiver before: https://www.chicagorando.org/ Join here: https://rusa.org/pages/memberservices Ride a 100K (64 mile route) Major Taylor Pilgramage Route from Chicago to Whiting, Indiana and back. Pay homage to the life of Major Taylor by exploring the bike trail named in his honor, the murals commemorating his achievements and his final resting place in Mt. Glenwood, IL. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43586609 Please register with remote start location of the event. Carpool option available, contact me to discuss more.
Saturday
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Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Cold weather in the forecast. Usual 7 Bridges route for the first few miles, then we‘ll go north on Charles to Benton, then west and north passing behind Naperville North HS and ride through the Cress Creek neighborhood before stopping for coffee at 14 miles. Then an easy 7 miles back to our start.
Sunday
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Come join us for Season #2 of Braver Than The Elements at the Morton Arboretum from Sunday, November 5th through Sunday, March 31st for a total of 20 events. WHAT: Walk-hike-run-bike-or combination of any, it‘s your adventure to plan. WHY: To show yourself that you are braver than any elements the weather can send our way + enjoy friendship + fellowship during the winter months. WHO: Everyone invited, bring your friends, family, coworkers, spouses, significant other, etc...spread the good word and let‘s continue to build upon our success in 2022-2023. CHALLENGE/PRIZES: For those who like a challenge, come and do 50% of the events (10) and receive a finishers prize (purple carabiner keychain); those who do 90% of the events(18) will receive a finishers prize and a special additional gift. Meet up ready to do your respective activity/activities at 9:50 am in the Main Parking Lot of The Morton Arboretum (2nd row, north). We will do a quick chat, sign the event sheet at that time and do our group photo before we begin, for those interested in being in our group photo. For those interested, you can go inside around 12:30 pm in the Gingko Restaurant for some fellowship and breakfast, lunch, coffee, snack, etc. and then head back out to continue to do an activity that suits your interest or finish your day then. It‘s all up to you and what you want to do for yourself. NOTES: If you are biking, you must stay on the paved roads and cannot ride on any of the walking trails. There is no fee to participate if you are a member of The Morton Arboretum. If you are not a member, there is a fee to enter + need to reserve slot, details here: https://mortonarb.org Fox News Chicago Fitness Friday 2023 interview here: https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1166232
Tuesday
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Lombard Lagoon 430 Marcus Drive Lombard, IL 60148
6:00 AM
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Mixed terrain route (80% limestone path and 20% pavement) will start in Lombard to the Prairie Path to the Fox River Trail and Prairie Trail to downtown Algonquin for a 15-20 minute break (for full distance). You can select your distance and join me for whatever works for you. You can also join me on the route too if you do not want to start in Lombard, contact me to coordinate this. For the full distance, after the break we will head back the same way, routing to the Great Western Trail on the way back to the start.
Wednesday
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Roberto's Restaurant (Meet by the Gazebo, just south of the restaurant) 483 S Spring Road Elmhurst,
6:00 PM
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Ride various trails from a central starting point in Elmhust. Meet at the Gazebo, just south of Robertos Restaurant, ample parking near the start along Prairie Path Lane. Each week, we can determine a location to ride to and which paths/trails we will take (ie. Salt Creek, Great Western Trail, Fullersburg Woods, Prairie Path, etc...) Majority of the ride will be on the limestone paths so bring whatever bike suits you best on this terrain. Front/rear lights and reflective gear required. NOTE: Meet at the Gazebo, just south and next to Roberto‘s Restaurant.
Thursday
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So ends another season of WRTR award eligibility. All eligible rides must have "WRTR: ..." in the ride title on our calendar. All EBC Ride Leaders are eligible. Riders seeking awards must have a minimum of 10 WRTR rides completed and listed on their "My Rides" profile. - No exceptions. Season ends with the end of February. These are MTB and fat bike trail rides only. Road rides are not eligible. Awards presented at the EBC Annual Awards Night. Get ‘r done!
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