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Join us on Sunday April 30th for one of Chicagoland's premier rides.

The FOS 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.

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.

Sign-up for the Easter Ride is as easy as clicking here to join us through Active.com Sign up now!


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.


What you NEED to know:


What: The Folks on Spokes Easter Ride
Who: Riders of any age that want to get a jump on the biking season
When: Sunday, April 30, 2017. Registration from 7:30-10:00am
Where: Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, Ill.
Why: Really? You like bicycling don't you?
How: Any way you can, get yourself to the Easter Ride!
Routes: 17, 26, 37, 45, 53, 70 miles.
Rest stops, SAG support, and free parking.



Cost:


Children 12 and under: $5

Adults through April 15, $20/rider

Adults after April 15, $25/rider

Oh yea, we have t-shirts available as well. Tradition. $14-20




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Download an Easter Ride Brochure, fill it out and send it back to Folks on Spokes


 

What You'd Like to Know About This Year's Easter Ride


Opening day of the Chicagoland bicycle season is coming up on Sunday, April 30. That’s the 36th Annual Easter Ride.

The routes are different this year thanks to work by our master route planner, Dave DeGroot.

Long routes of approximately 37, 45, 53 and 70-mile go to Goodenow Grove and Monee Reservoir, replacing Willowbrook.

The shorter routes of approximately 17 and 26 miles are very different than our recent routes to Crete.

This year, these routes will go north on the Orchard Drive bike lanes to the Old Plank Road Trail, then east to the Thorn Creek Trail and northeast to Glenwood. Those wanting the 26-mile route will cross the bridge over the railroad tracks in Glenwood twice. The return will go around Sauk Lake at 26th Street and return to Park Forest on Chestnut Street.

These new short routes are the brainchild of Chris Oldanie, the new co-chair of the Easter ride. Chris suggested making these routes attractive to riders who prefer to avoid riding on high-traffic streets.

The South Suburban Dulcimer group will be invited to play at Monee Reservoir, and Bob Rapacki is planning to entertain at Goodenow Grove. Joe Williams and Friends and Kendall Parrish will be invited to perform at Dining on the Green at ride’s end.

Again our ride will feature home-made cookies. Homemade cookies are an essential part of the Easter Ride – we advertise them as a feature.

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