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Monthly Meetings & Socials

Folks on Spokes club meetings will be held every month (except November & December) on the fourth Thursday at 7:30pm. The location is at LIFE TIME Fitness 16333 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467.  Click here for map.

Meetings are scheduled each month from January through October. At these meetings, programs are open to the public and may include slide show presentations of members trips in the US and overseas, as well as speakers on cycling advocacy and physical fitness.  There is time for social interaction  during the meeting and light refreshments are provided. Rumor has it that sometimes there will be door prizes for a few lucky attendees.

Programs for the next club meeting are published in the Spokin' Word (our newsletter), sent out on our announcement list, and are posted on our club calendar and online a few weeks before the meeting.


Social meetings are scheduled to build membership cohesion and allow members to mingle, socialize, and plan future rides and events.

Jan 30  Free day at Art Institute of Chicago
Postponed due to sub-zero but finally made it on Feb 13.

Feb 12 Pre-Valentine Social
A snowy night but we had 14 brave people.

Mar 10 Tinley Park Irish Parade

Mar 31 Pancake Breakfast


July 21 Ice Cream Social



Sep 22 Annual Picnic

Oct 27, 2019 End of Season Bike, Hike, Pot Luck

The End of Season bike, hike and potluck ended up with warmth and sun and good attendance. Al and Jim led bike rides, Bernie led the hike and everyone brought great food to share. Thank you Jim for cooking, Carrie and Roman for all their help setting up, breaking down and most of all helping with the Coleman stoves, keeping food and drinks warm.  A great big thank you to everyone that brought dishes to share,  soups, chili, sausages, salads and fabulous desserts.  Hugh, our great coffee maker, has the best propane coffee pot ever!   Thank you to all others that pitched in to make our day such a success. 




Upcoming Event:  Nov 21 Annual Election,  Meeting and Pizza Party

Thank you to the members who are offering suggestions for some fun socials that we are checking out for this year and if anyone at all has ideas please feel free to let me know as all ideas are welcome. 

Questions or ideas contact Fern 708 747 7557 or e mail

Napoleon Dynamite was walking down the sidewalk one day when his friend, Pedro, rode up on an incredible shiny new bicycle.
Napoleon was stunned by his friend's sweet ride and asked, "WOW! Where did you get such a nice bike?"
Pedro replied, "Well, yesterday I was walking home, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up to me on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, 'Take what you want!'"
Napoleon nodded approvingly, "Good choice. The clothes probably wouldn't have fit."

You're a Cycling Addict If

You hear someone had a crash and your first question is "How's the bike?"

You empathize with the roadkill.

You have more money invested in your bike clothes than in the rest of your combined wardrobe.

You use wax on your chain, but not on your car.

Your bike has more miles on it then your car's odometer.

You have more bike jerseys than dress shirts.

You take your bike along when you shop for a car - just to make sure the bike will fit inside.

You buy a mini-van and immediately remove the rear seats to allow your bikes to fit.

A Power Bar starts tasting better than a Snickers.