What better place to immerse yourself in the uniquely beautiful natural habitats of the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area than by visiting one or more of its state parks! Imagine hopping on your bicycle, cruising a few hours past the city and its noise then suddenly finding yourself immersed in a tranquil landscape that looks and sounds like what most of the State of Illinois looked and sounded like before the City of Chicago was even an idea.
Sometimes its not about the destination. Sometimes its about the things you do and see along the way.
What's Great about bike camping is that anyone can do it. Trips can range from long to short. You can camp, cabin or hotel and the pace is not a race. You can even do a portion of your trip on the train or have the train as an optional back up plan. You are also not limited to the type of gear you have.
Two state parks, the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge ... cabins, camping, or hotel, plus the big city all in one epic weekend bike ride: Enjoy... The North Loop Ride — Chicago to Chain O’Lakes State Park...
The Out Our Front Door's North Loop Ride submission was featured nationally and world wide last month, on Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Overnights' website.
Quoted "Chicago! This week's Bike Overnight north of the Windy City seems pretty heavenly. Thanks for the great submission, Andrew. " via Adventure Cycle Association
This month, we lent a helping hand to Friends of the Major Taylor Trail, on Earth Day Weekend, organized by local bicyclist Anne Alt.
Hosted by Cook County Forest Preserves, in association with TreeKeepers of Openlands and Green Corps, the day brought us out to Chicago's South Side Whistler Woods to clear out overgrown sections of the Major Taylor Trail and to remove invasive species. We learned about new, up & coming trails and a little local history too. Read on to find out more.
"To immerse , educate, preserve & advance the history, culture, trails and native habitats of the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area"
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