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.
Of Gravel. Dirt. Roads & Paths.
A moonlit bike camping adventure through Illinois Indiana Michigan and Wisconsin.
The idea for the ride was conceived by Out Our Front Door Organization's very own Kyle Trebotich on an excursion from Starved Rock State Park and implemented and designed by Anna H. a Chainlink race team member and an OOFD Field Guide, Thomas TK a donor for Working Bikes, and Andrew the Prairie Rambler from The House of OOFD. Together the three of them set off from Chicago.
The 4x4 Bike Tour is a bike-camp ramble through four States, four breweries, and done in four days all while using four modes of transportation. Hence the name. It takes you through the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin where you will be greeted by beautiful people, discover new landscapes to enjoy, and not to mention crossing big blue Lake Michigan by Boat.
Although the path may change and the places and people you will visit will become anew, what does remain the same is that you bike 4 states and 4 breweries by using 4 modes of transportation done in at least 4 days. Hint, one transportation mode is your bike.
With a little creativity and ingenuity you can imagine the possibilities of what this weekend getaway can look like. So we encourage you to to explore your own path.
Story, map, and route down below.
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
Up-coming Events | Good Reads | Camping trips | + more
Pictured above: Council Overhang by Dmitriy
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.
Sunday Sept. 10th 8:45 am to 2 pm Logan Square to Forest Glen Wild Ride
From the streets and into the woods: Come satisfy your woodland soul as we tred lightly into ecological restoration for a hands on experience that will grow for a lifetime. Featuring: The House Of OOFD, Serbians of Sunnyday Tap, and The NBT Project.
A Sunday morning bike ride with the Out our Front Door Organization from the Logan Square Monument to Forest Glen Woods with bikes, ecological restoration, native plant talk, Sunnyday Tap and Drinks.
The woods of Cook County hold more wild than we think and it is here at Forest Glen we find simple pleasures of nature. Full Details below.
-Rolling Into the Beyond-
July. That month that is smack-dab in the middle of summer. The exuberant June jump into fine weather is only smoothed out and solidified with the oh so fine month of July. Celebrations. Freedom. Time to reflect on how awesome the summer already has been, and how much more there still is to embrace! But you likely don't need a reminder to embrace summer because that's what we Chicagoland folks do best. We embrace it. Biking this bodacious basin from Burnham's boulevards to big water beaches to the beautiful bogs.
Ramble with us this July as we traverse the Waterways of the West, go on a ride that started it all (200 miles in 2 days). and preform ecological service on the North Branch Trail. Oh yeah, there is even a block party with live music too! Read on to see what's new with the OOFD and learn a thing or two about this beautiful basin of ours.
And as always, get outside and enjoy this weather!!!
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