Another Tradition Continues...
On Sunday, April 19th, we'll open the "official" Chicago Region riding season with our annual ride to Starved Rock State Park, near Utica, Illinois. Actual address is 2668 East 875th Road, Oglesby, Illinois, and the park's actual location is near the intersection of Ill. Route 71 and Ill. Route 178, south of the Illinois River. We have a couple of options.
Lunch: we do not have a planned lunch destination this time, so you can either bring your own picnic lunch, or maybe get together with others to eat at the park lodge or some other local restaurant. And, make plans, if you wish, to hike up the Rock!
Group ride: Hank Barta and Mike Tolar will lead a group ride starting at McDonald's in the Westfield Fox Valley Mall in Aurora. Arrive no later than 9:15 for a mandatory pre-ride meeting, and be sure you have a full gas tank!
Don't want to join the big group ride? Ride on your own or with your own small group; plan on arriving at Starved Rock at noon.
Weather looks promising, so we hope to have a good turnout for a fun day of riding!
Dual Hot Dog Rides
We have another dual-destination Hot Dog Night on Monday, April 20. If you live north-ish, or want to ride in that direction, you'll want to head for Scooter's Hot Dogs in Lake Bluff. Scooter's is located at 12610 Rockland Road, which is at the corner of Illinois Routes 43 (Waukegan Road) and 176. Just so you know, there is road construction in the immediate area, so use caution and maybe leave a little extra time in your travel plans!
For those gravitating southward, our destination is DeBo's Dogs, at 19866 South Harlem (corner of Vollmer Road) in Frankfort. (This place is also located on Route 43, interestingly enough!) As usual, you can find a map to each of these establishments in the "Events Calendar" area of this website. These are both destination rides, so come on your own or form your own riding group; plan to arrive around 7 p.m. Whichever you choose, we look forward to seeing you!
"Come out for the ride, come out for the food, just come on out!"©
Chicago Region News (April) now available here
You can now view and print copies of the Chicago Region News from this site. First, go to the "Forum" tab and login (if you don't have a Forum account, you can easily create one). Then, the "Documents" tab will become visible. Here you'll see a list of available issues. Association members will receive an email announcing the publication of each monthly edition of the Chicago Region News. Happy Reading!