Signing up for the Easter Ride couldn't be easier. Pre-registration through April 10th is only $20. After April 10th, prices go up to $25. Sign-up online through Active.com, download and complete the Easter Ride Brochure, or sign-up on the day of the ride.
The F.O.S Easter Ride is a one-day bicycle tour sponsored by the Folks on Spokes Bicycle Club, an Illinois not for profit organization. Since 1982 this ride has grown in popularity despite sometimes imperfect spring weather.
Food and fun are what the Easter Ride is all about! Rest stops will be stocked with fruit, drinks, sandwiches, homemade cookies and maybe live entertainment.
After the ride, stop in at Dining on the Green (on Main St. just north of Village Hall) for food, music, and a massage. Enjoy a traditional Easter egg salad sandwich and more while listening to the Friday Afternoon Band. If you’re lucky, you’ll run across an Easter Bunny or two!
Your fee entitles you to a map of the routes, access to all rest stops, SAG support, and parking. A limited number of t-shirts may be available on the day of the ride. Please plan to pick up your rider packets and T-shirts by 10:00 AM. If you plan on riding the 53 or 62 mile route, we ask that you start by 9:00 AM. Sag support ends at 3:30.
Route choices are: a 17-mile short route plus 26, 37, 53 and 70-mile longer routes. Each route follows lightly traveled paved roads and a few miles of paved trail. All routes are fully marked.
Since 1982 the Easter Ride has continually grown in popularity. It was listed as the Best Biking in America in Bicycling Magazine’s April 1999 issue, and it has just gotten better each year. Drawing hundreds of riders each year, the ride is large enough to seem professionally run, yet small enough to really enjoy. Every year, the ride gets better and this year was no exception, and next year's ride is already full of promise.
Folks on Spokes Bicycle Club provides members with a wide variety of cycling activities while making an impact on the state of cycling in the Chicago south suburban area.
Folks on Spokes is at the forefront of cyclist advocacy, working with various government agencies to insure that the needs of cyclists are considered when road improvements, trail construction and laws regarding cyclists are reviewed. The club has had much success in influencing area governmental bodies to remember cyclists.
Folks on Spokes provides members with opportunities to ride with cyclists of similar riding abilities on a variety of weekly routes from 15 to 100 miles in length. Rides are scheduled on weekdays as well as every weekend. There is something for everyone.