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.

69 Danada Sq E
Wheaton, IL 60189

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!)

Herrick Lake, Saturday Feb 1

When: Saturday 02-01, 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Trip Leader: Art Kardatzke, 630-852-9582, arkjjk@aol.com

Description: We will meet at the west entrance off Herrick Rd (1/2 mile south of Butterfield Rd) at 9 AM.
We will ski or hike (if no snow) for 1-2 hours then go to Chili’s for lunch at Danada Square (2 miles east on Butterfield Rd). Those whowant more skiing can return to either Herrick Lake or Arrowhead. Rentals are available at the nearby Arrowhead GolfClub just off Butterfield Rd.

Nordic Trial Ski Outing – Saturday, January 25

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Starts: 8:00 am
Ends: 5:00 pm

Location: LaGrange General Store, U.S. 12, Whitewater, WI, United States
Description: The South Kettle Moraine State Park is a beautiful ski just north of Lake Geneva, WI. About a 2 hour drive for most, this location has groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. Trail is set weekly. Suitable for all levels of ski ability. Great warming hut if you need to take a little break. Generally the group will ski from 10 am to noon and then go down the road to LaGrange General Store for lunch and then ski from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Contact: Ron Ridenour, ronsnimbus3@aol.com

PS – trail head is just maybe a quarter mile north of LaGrange General Store.

Club Meeting Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Emmett’s Ale House
5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, 60515

What: FUN!! What do you really know about the sport of cross-country skiing? The Olympics are coming up so we are going to have some fun preparing to watch and follow the world’s best at our favorite sport. A little trivia…perhaps. We even talked of a “fantasy team.” PRIZES !! So come join on down and see what we are up to.

Rock Cut Ski Outing on Jan 11

What: Local Ski
Where: Rock Cut State Park
When: Saturday, Jan 11, 2014
Trip Leader: Mike Toombs (c) 847-909-7316 mike_toombs@agilent.com

Illinois Largest State Park! This park, just off of I-90, is located on the Northeast side of Rockford. The trails are mainly groomed for classic skiing. After skiing, we’ll go for some lunch nearby.

This is a beautiful location within 1-2 hours of our area.

We will be meeting at the Red Oak Shelter at 10am. Enter at the Main Entrance of the park and follow the signs to Concessions.

Cross-country skis and snowshoes can be rented through Concessions.

I-90 West to Rockford. Take the Highway 173 Exit. Go West for one-half mile to the Park Entrance. For more information about the Rockford Area, please visit the Rockford Visitors Bureau

Please RSVP by Friday January 10

Great Snow! Ski Local! Arrowhead January 4-5 for Skiing and Lessons

What: Local Ski
Where: Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
When: Saturday, Jan 4, 2014

Great snow – let’s go!!!! Meet at 9:00 am in the back outside of the ski rental area.
Contact: Jim Adams jimmadams@sbcglobal.net.
Phone for Arrowhead is: (630) 653-5800

What: Ski Lessons
Where: Arrowhead Golf Club
When: Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Instructors: Ron Ridenour (c) 630-854-9456 ronsnimbus3@aol.com, Art Kardatzke, 630-852-9582, arkjjk@aol.com, and Jim Adams (c) 630-408-1874 jimmadams@sbcglobal.net

Description: Ron, Jim and Art provide instruction for novice and intermediate skiers. Ski rental available at Arrowhead