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 arkjjk@aol.com

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​at.com

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

Description
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:

http://library.​constantcontact​.com/download/g​et/file/1108504​812179-3/FTTM+1​2+EML+ENTRY+PRE​+SM.pdf

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

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  jimmadams@sbcglobal.net

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, arkjjk@aol.com

 

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 re_butler@comcast.net

 

 

Club Meeting March 18

Join us for our March club meeting. This time it will be held at Spokes at the Northeast corner of Naperville and Butterfield Rd at 7:00 p.m.

SPOKES
Wheaton/Danada
69 Danada Sq E
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-690-2050

We will have a presentation from Rauof on preparing your bike for the coming season. He will show us the proper way to repair a flat tire as well as adjustments to keep our bikes in tiptop condition.

We will also enjoy a tour of the shop and see (buy?) all the new cool stuff that SPOKES has in stock. Should be a great start to the biking season.
For March meeting

Club Meeting – Tuesday Feb 18

Join us at Emmett’s Ale House for our monthly club meeting!

Where: Emmett’s Ale House
5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Time: 7:00 p.m.

What: A little ski trivia perhaps? Come and join the fun! Hang out with fellow members and
enjoy one of the craft beers that Emmett’s has on hand. Come early and have supper!

Plan Ahead: March will be here before we know it, and our focus will shift to the spring/summer/fall
seasons. Spokes located in Danada East in Wheaton, will host our March meeting and
will demonstrate some basic bicycle maintenance and we will have a chance to check out
what’s new in the world of biking. Details to follow.

Check out our new Facebook Site!!!!!

The Nordic Foxes now have a Facebook page! “Like us” using the link in the column to the right. Post your pictures of your ski adventures! Facebook will contain up to the minute changes – just in case we don’t have any snow (ha ha ha!)