Welcome to Folks on Spokes

Folks on Spokes IS the reason to join a bike club

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.

Come to a meeting and check us out!

Folks on Spokes monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL, west of the Metra tracks and east of Governor's Highway. Click here for a map

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Join us on Sunday, April 30, 2017!

Easter Ride 2017 Logo

Join us on Sunday, April 30, 2017, for the 36th annual Folks on Spokes Easter Ride, 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 and remains the “Opening Day” for Chicagoland cyclists, drawing hundreds of riders each year. The longer routes follow lightly traveled paved roads and a few miles of paved trail. The shorter routes are mostly on paved trails. All routes are clearly marked. Routes range in distance from 17 to 70 miles.

The ride features rest stops with fruit, drinks, sandwiches and homemade cookies. After the ride, food (including a traditional Easter Egg salad sandwich), music and massages (fee) are available.

The Easter Ride was listed as the Best Biking in America in Bicycling Magazine’s April 1999 issue.

The success of this invitational ride enables our Club to make generous donations to the League of American Bicyclists, Ride Illinois, Bicycle Indiana, Active Transportation Alliance, and others.

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 70 mile route, we ask that you start by 9:00 AM. Sag support ends at 3:30.

Each route follows lightly traveled paved roads and a few miles of paved trail. All routes are fully marked.

League of American Bicyclists
Ride Illinois
Indiana Bicycle Coalition
Working Bikes Cooperative