2019 Bike Camping Registration Open!
Welcome to OOFD 2019! Goodness was last year a blast, and this year is going to be even better. In 2018, we led 19 overnight bike camping adventures that engaged over 250 people. Not bad considering just two years before we led 5 rides for a total of about 45 riders. 2019 saw the Family Program roll with 4 awesome camping weekends and the Youth Program was launched and led number of rides including a some bike camping trips to nearby state parks. Not to mention the 100+ person bike camping festival at Starved Rock. Thanks to everyone who was a part of 2018.
Summer is coming and so are the family bike camping adventures from Out Our Front Door!
If you love biking and camping but aren’t sure how to combine the two, we offer a supportive communal experience with accessible bike camping rides designed by fellow parents. Our goal is to help you and your kids go from riding in the neighborhood to riding in nature; we provide the organization, logistics, ride support, food, and community of family cyclists to make your bike camping adventure fun, worry-free, and successful.
A New Youth Environmental Education Program
The Out Our Front Door Organization has been selected as a finalist for the Delta Emerging Leaders BOOST Grant.
Join us as we present our new youth program, who we are, and where we are going on stage in front of a live audience against 4 other finalists for a chance to seed our early organizational growth on Tuesday November 14th at Chop Shop in Wicker Park! Housed in a 100-year-old former auto body shop, the Chop Shop is Chicago’s only sustainable butcher + deli + restaurant + bar with a 6,000 square foot event space and concert venue.
Sunday October 8th 2017 9:00 am: Logan Square Monument to Forest Glen Wild Ride.
TO SAVE THE DATE: Find us on our Facebook event page @OutOurFrontDoor
Back from the underground to satisfy your woodland soul. Featuring: The Serbians of Sunnyday Tap, Plain and Simple Bike Rides and The House of OOFD.
For Play Study & Health: A Bike Ride from Logan Square to the North Branch Trail's Forest Glen Woods Preserve and back for a hands on experience that will literally last a lifetime.
If you ever wondered what the Chicago woods inhabit then you are cordially invited to this wild ride. Come for the camaraderie and leave with community.
Explore Your State, National, or Local Park By Bike.
Saturday September 30th 2017
The Out Our Front Door Organization is inviting the public to join a Bike Your Park Day ride on September 30, 2017 – a national event that encourages people to explore nearby parks and public lands by bicycle on the same day.
Great Marshes and Great Migrations:
Protecting and Restoring Critical Bird Habitat in the Calumet Region
By Audubon Great Lakes Conservation Science Associate Stephanie Beilke
Wednesday September 20th
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
At HI Hostel Chicago
24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Saturday September 9th 8:15 am to 2 pm | From the Plant Chicago to Burnham Nature Sanctuary Bike Ride
A good morning inoculation with mesic rich prairies, wild sours, and ecological restoration as we bike from Plant Chicago to the Burnham Nature Sanctuary.
We will join the Burnham team to restore this hidden slice of oak savanna and mesic prairie with rich in native flora by bike! Some will collect, others will sow seed, all will come to know this beautiful 100 acre site.
"To immerse , educate, preserve & advance the history, culture, trails and native habitats of the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area"