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Hiking and Skiing

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9 F.O.S. participated in the Miller Woods hike, Sat., 1/27.  The “upper” parking lot was open which made access easy.  The tiny, lower one we have been forced to use B4, on Sundays, was actually blocked by a dumpster & construction trailer.  The Weather cooperated: bright, sunny
temperature climbed to 50.. The scenery was beautiful as we meandered thru and around the inland lakes and then out to Lake Michigan.  The return trip (as traditional) was a “bushwhack” up and over the dunes until we intersected the official trail.  It was a vigorous climb
rewarded by stunning, panoramic views in all directions.  This is really a nice hiking area that I think is not well known

During off-biking season, Folks on Spokes members frequently gather for hiking and cross-country skiing throughout the area.

Hikes are generally every other Sunday plus New Years Day.  Check the Rides and Events calendar for specific hiking offerings.  Hikes usually begin in the morning and range in length of four to six miles with lunch in a nearby restaurant.  Usually there is an optional afternoon hike offered, depending on event leaders and group interest. 

Hikers should dress for the weather and bring a snack and some water.  Light-weight, water proof hiking boots are recommended.

In case of bad weather, such as heavy snow, rain, ice or sub-zero temperatures, please call the leader who may cancel the hike.  The Event leader has the option of rescheduling the hike for another day.

Q: What does a cyclist ride in the winter?
A: An icicle.

Q: When is a bicycle not a bicycle?
A: When it turns into a driveway.


On many occasions, Folks on Spokes members have gathered to enjoy cross-country skiing througout the area on an "if-snow" basis.  In addition to Northeast Illinois, members have traveled to Wisconsin, Indiana and Southern Michigan in search of snow. 

Trips are coordinated via the Rides and Events calendar and the Folks on Spokes google-groups email system. 

Contact Al Sturges at to be placed on the e-mail list.

Q: What is a ghost-proof bicycle?
A: One with no spooks in it.