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The February meeting for planning the 2020 Swedish Days Ride
Lords park or Elgin Public Museum
Enjoy exploring Lords Park, hike past lagoons, historic pavilion, see the bison,elk and deer, find the owl tree-probably 1/2 to 3/4 hr. If you have time & energy, we can do a quick drive over to Elgin Fen (Trout Pk Blvd) on west side of Duncan Ave, and hike Fox River Trail up to Dundee and back. There is still snow on trail Fri aftnoon. Lords Pk walks are mostly clear. Restrms at Lord Pk are closed for winter. See google maps for Lord Pk, Elgin. (located SE of rt 58 and 25) Meet in pkg area between the Elgin Public Museum & swim pool. Contact Jeanne B so I know you are coming. If Sat after 9am, cell only 312-320-1499 NO TEXT. possible rest stop in Dundee.
contact Jeanne B 847-742-1294
Persenger Recreation Center - Room 204
Our speaker for the evening is Paul Rudden, who will give a presentation on year-round bike commuting. This is includes the challenges of riding in adverse weather and the extreme temperatures of winter. Paul will provide insights in such areas as the ideal bike along with recommendations on clothing, accessories, nutrition and safety. There will also be updates on The Swedish Days Ride, The Chicago Winter Bike Swap, RAGBRAI, and our new endurance training program for those considering a big ride this year.
Herrick Forest Preserve, on Rt 56, approx 1 mi W of Naperville Rd, less than 1/2 mi east of Herrick
XC ski-BYO Equip or rent at Arrowhead. Use N entrance off 56(Butterfield), take left fork to pkg lot by boathouse/heated restroom bldg. Trails were groomed Fri am 2/14. If too windy, stay on lake loop trail, repeat. If desired, continue on next loop (Meadowlark). Ski 1 to 2 hrs, your choice. Contact Jeanne so I can watch for you, email or 847-742-1294. (Sat am, cell only 312-320-1499).
Arrowhead ski shop opens 8am, rentals $20, https://arrowheadgolfclub.org/about-cross-country-skiing/
Sample the Performance Center at the Bike Rack for free. Come to one of the two rides (15th & 16th)
Kane County Government Center
Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve
Plan to join us for our Winter Fun Day Social at Johnson’s Mound cabin! Click on the event name to see more detail.
Prestbury Park off of Hankes Road. Park is located on SW side of Hankes Road between Hardwick Court
Breakfast ride from Prestbury to Sandwich. Planned breakfast at Star 34 in Sandwich with water stops in Plano and Big Rock. Expect average pace of 14-15 mph. No Drop, but group may separate and regroup at turns. Please TEXT 630-531-4366 if riding (so I know who is participating). NO TEXT, NO RIDE.
The original bike swap for the Chicago area is returning for the 12th year as the premier event for HUGE SAVINGS on everything for the bike.