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Folks on Spokes (FOS), one of Chicagoland's premier biking clubs, has been known for sponsoring the first invitational of the biking season, The Easter Ride.   The name was changed to "Spring Fling" in 2020.   Unfortunately we had to cancel this year's ride, but check back in 2021 as WE WILL BE BACK!!
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FOS 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 during the
cycling season.  Membership rides at all speeds from 9-12mph to 16+mph.  Most rides involve a rest-stop
where we can grab a bite to eat. 


Offseason finds Folks on Spokes members gathering for hikes and cross-country skiing. Hikes are held
every-other week, and skiing depends on snow conditions.

As a member, you have access to club ride information, forums, communications, and other helpful
information to help provide a better experience.


FOS is consistent in making an impact on the state of cycling in the Chicago south suburban area. It is at the forefront of cyclist advocacy, working with various government agencies to ensure 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

 







Along the Old Plank Trail where it passes through the village commons, riders will see a newly installed bike maintenance station. Next to this is a small plaque dedicating the site to Bill Lang. Bill was a long time member of FOS as well as a member of the Joliet Bicycle Club. He was an avid bicycling advocate, riding whenever he could. He was always willing to help make riding a better experience for others, whether it be through teaching bike safety techniques or assisting with bike maintenance.




This plaque was made possible through the efforts of the Joliet Bicycle Club, Dominick Chellino and local officials.