Glider Rides on October 16, Plus Ski Waxing Party on October 25

Glider Rides
Saturday, October, 18th
Fee: There is a fee to cover the cost of fuel for the tow
plane and in the past it has been approximately $40.
Ron will determine what is required this year.
Contact: Capt. Ron Ridenour
630-369-9648 Home
630-854-9456 Cell

Ski Waxing Party
Saturday, October 25, 5:00 pm to ???
Where: Adams Home, Contact Jim for the address
Contact: Jim Adams, 630-802-0762 or email

Sunday, Sept 14 – Wisconsin Kettle Moraine Off Road Trail Ride

When: Sunday, Sept. 14, 9:30 am
Where: Meet at LaGrange General Store & Backyard Bikes and Ski
Corner of Hwy 12 and County Rd. H (Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive)
Fee: Bike Rental is approx. $60

Contact: Mike Toombs 847-909-7316
or (his email address changed – this is correct)

RSVP: Please let Mike know you are coming so he knows who to expect.

Time to get out and have some fun! This outing has been scheduled twice and has been cancelled due to really rotten weather. Well…NOT this time! (At least that is the hope.) You don’t need a mountain bike as you can rent from Backyard Bikes and Ski, the link is below. You can go on line and make your rental arrangements, for a nice fully suspended bike. No mountain biking experience required, just a sense of adventure and a willingness to try something new. These are trails that we have skied so it will be real interesting to see them in grass! Come on out! It will be awesome!!!! Lunch can be had at the LaGrange General Store. Be sure to bring along fluids/snacks to keep up your energy on the trails. See you in LaGrange!!

Saturday, July 26 – Chicago Lakefront Bike Ride!

Where: Meet at the Loop Auto Park, 524 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, (located on the northwest corner of Wabash and East Harrison Street)

When: 9:00 a.m.

Parking Fee $12.00

This is a comfortable bike ride from Buckingham Fountain south along the beautiful lake front bike path down to Promontory Point Park. We will tour Hyde Park and find a spot for lunch. We will then head back north to where we parked. For some bonus sight seeing we can add on a ride through Northerly Island (Meigs Field).

As an alternative to driving, you can bring your bike downtown via Metra. See the Metra website for details.

Don’t forget your bike helmet and a lock.

Contact Art Kardatzke @ 312-287-9534 or

Saturday, June 28 – 7th Annual Harold K. Feltz Memorial Hike – Lake Geneva,WI

What: 7th Annual HKF Memorial Hike

Where: Lake Geneva, WI

When: Meet at 9:00 a.m. – see below

Lake Geneva was one of Harold’s favorite hikes. The hike will be a little different again this year. We will take a boat ride and then hike. We board the mail boat in Lake Geneva and cruise to Williams Bay, then hike about 7.5 miles along the north shore back to Lake Geneva. The public access path near the north shore takes us by many old and new mansions. See how the fabulously wealthy live! Check out the landscaping and gardens. We also walk through secluded wooded areas as well.

Meet: Near the library at the Riviera Docks at 9:00 am. The library is located on the corner of Main St. (Rt. 50) and Cook St. Parking is available on the residential side streets across from the library on Madison St. and Warren St.

Boat Ticket Office: Opens at 9:00 am The boat leaves at 9:30am Sharp! The mail has to be delivered. Price of boat ride $20.50

Bring along snacks and fluids for hike. Easy pace with rest stops.

Lunch: After we hike we will eat somewhere in Lake Geneva (the place we ate at last year was excellent!)

Contact: Jim Adams 630/553-7035 or adams_james_m@c​

Saturday, June 14 – The 30th Annual Fat Tire Bike Crawl of the Under Belly of Milwaukee (Organized Ride)

When: Sat, June 14, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Milwaukee, WI

The ride covers about 25 miles and visits many unique parts of Milwaukee. We’ll visit old and new stops as we crawl the underbelly of the beer city. Some stops are yet to be set, but we will visit traditional stops at Lakefront Brewery and Wolski’s Tavern.
We’ll start and finish at Best Place, the old Pabst Brewery HQ and Visitor Center at 901 W. Juneau, at 10 AM (Registration 8:30 AM).

Ride, T-shirt, Amazing Healing Power of Beer socks, prizes, fun for $30 until June 2 and $40 to event day. For copy of mail in registration copy and paste:


or register the morning of the ride.
Outing Contact: Jim Adams (630) 802-0762 or adams_james_m@c​

Sunday, May 18 – Canoe/Kayak the Fox River from Yorkville to Millington

This is a fun 11 miles 4 hours of easy down river paddling. The canoe trip will start at Freeman’s shop at 10:00 AM.  Freeman’s will pick us up in Millington and bus us back to Yorkville. Please pack a lunch and drink. We’ll stop at Silver Spring State Park for lunch. The rental cost is $55 per canoe – two people per canoe. The cost of kayak rental is $50 – one person per kayak. Please RSVP by Wednesday May 14. Freeman’s Sport (630) 553-0515 is located on Hydraulic Ave one block east of Route 47. Hydraulic Ave is the first street south of the Fox River.

People with boat – Unload your boat and gear at Freemans at 9:00 AM and I will shuttle your car to the takeout in Millington before the start.

Outing Contact:  Jim Adams (630) 802-0762 or

End of Year Party 4/25, Bike Ride 4/26

Lots of events planned for this summer, so stay tuned to this page for more info.

End of the Year Party
Friday April 25

Every year we like to cap off the season with a get together to celebrate another ski season. It’s one last chance to talk about trail explored and maybe a race completed. It’s also a time to talk about summer event. Pizza will be served. Please bring a “side” and your own drinks:

If your name starts with A-H, please bring an appetizer
If your name starts with I-Q, please bring a salad/side
If your name starts with R-Z, please bring a dessert

6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Art & Janet Kardatzke’s in Downers Grove

RSVP Art  Kardatzke Wednesday, April 23 and get directions
(630) 312-287-9534,


Saturday April 26
Fox River Trail Bike Ride
Meet 9:30 AM At Caribou Coffee
507 South 3ed Street (corner of 3ed and South Street)Geneva

Ride the Fox River trail north to Elgin. Stopping for lunch maybe near Elgin

Outing Contact:  Rita Butler (630) 231-2239 or