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Welcome to the Folks on Spokes Easter Ride

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Join us on Sunday, April 29, 2018 for one of Chicagoland's premier rides.

The 37th annual Folks on Spokes 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.

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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 79 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 58 or 79 mile route, we ask that you start by 9:00 AM. Sag support ends at 3:30 PM.

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 37th Annual Easter Ride
Who: Riders of any age who want to get a jump on the biking season
When: Sunday, April 29, 2018. Registration from 7:30-10:00 AM
Where: Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
Why: Really? You like bicycling don't you?
How: Any way you can, get yourself to the Easter Ride!
Routes: 17, 26, 36, 45, 58, 79 miles
Rest stops, SAG support, and free parking

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. $14-20

Registering for the Easter Ride is as easy as clicking here to join us through  Sign up Now!

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 29. That’s the 37th Annual Easter Ride.

The routes are the same this year.

Long routes of approximately 36, 45, 58 and 79-mile go to Goodenow Grove and Monee Reservoir.

The shorter routes of approximately 17 and 26 miles are very different than our road routes.

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 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.

Registering for the Easter Ride is as easy as clicking here to join us through Sign up now!