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West Beach. Nov. 2019

Enjoying lunch after hike at local brewery

Our final hike of the season was at the IN Dunes State Park.  We hiked about 5.5 miles along Trail 10 and followed up with lunch at a local pizzeria.

Be sure to check emails for "off schedule" hikes that can pop up any time. 

Hiking with FOS


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 but we also offer additional outings such as our annual Christmas downtown "hike".  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.  There may be 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.

Miller Beach 12-19
Beaver lodge on Miller trail

Heron Rookery at Lake Renwick
Resting, Dunes
Another Rest Stop, Dunes

X-Country Skiing with FOS

On many occasions, Folks on Spokes members have gathered to enjoy cross-country skiing throughout 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. 

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