Explore Your State, National, or Local Park By Bike.
Saturday September 30th 2017
The Out Our Front Door Organization is inviting the public to join a Bike Your Park Day ride on September 30, 2017 – a national event that encourages people to explore nearby parks and public lands by bicycle on the same day.
The Great Marsh: Migrations from the Dunes
Sat. Sept 30th | 7:00am Buckingham Fountain to Indiana Dunes
A 2 day, one night bike ramble from Chicago to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Great Marsh. The Great Marsh is the largest interdunal wetland in the Lake Michigan watershed and we are going to put you in the heart of it. We will learn about bird migration, the struggle and birth of a National Park, and of course hike the dunes. >> Learn More
Chicago Family Biking
Sat. Sept 30th | 10:00am Roscoe Village
Join Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids (all ages) and families that will tour the Roscoe Village neighborhood. Gather at the Audubon School playground (3500 N. Hoyne Ave.) at 10:00 for a 10:30 departure. >> Learn More
There's no doubt that experiencing your national parks with friends and family is an exciting way to reconnect, but there's also something to be said for striking out on your own.
STRIKE IT ON YOUR OWN
The 4x4 Bike Tour
Location Illinois Indiana Michigan Wisconsin
Travel Four States & Four Brewiers on four different modes of transportation all done in four days. An epic story and an epic weekend. Map Story and Routes > > Learn More
Illinois Beach State Park
Take the train or ride 52 miles from Chicago on bike paths to beaches, sand, and open space... > > Learn More
Starved Rock State Park
For the more Adventurous Starved rock State Park sits 100 miles outside the city with an optional train ride. >> Learn More
Chain O Lakes State Park and Glacier Park
Want to get far from the city and experience this gem of Illinois? Multiple options to bike and train from Chicago > > Learn More
Camp in Cook County
Camp Close to home with 5 sites to camp in! Explore Chicago's local preserves > > Learn More
Our Public Lands:
Celebrate something we all share on National Public Lands Day
From our neighborhood forests or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of America’s land is public land.
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.
We invite you to take this day to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the lands that give us so much.
GET INVOLVED | EVENTS NEAR YOU
2017 Bio Blitz at Big Marsh
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00am
With National Geographic, Friends of Big Marsh, & Chicago Park District
Join the Chicago Park District and the Geographic Society of Chicago conduct a Bioblitz at Big Marsh, the Park District's 278-acre property on the southeast side of Chicago in the area commonly known as the Calumet Area Reserve an help them document the native flora and fauna for future studies. >> Learn More
Beer In The Woods with 30 Breweries
By Friends of The Forest Preserves
Saturday September 30th 1pm – 5pm
Join Friends of the Forest Preserves for their first ever Beer in the Woods event, a fundraiser for the Conservation Corps and Friends Advocacy, featuring craft beer and cider from over 30 breweries. Sip beer in LaBagh Woods, a haven for nature enthusiasts, on the north side of Chicago. >> Learn More
Milkweed Seeds and Star Gazing at Lake Katherine
Saturday September 30, at Lake Katherine Nature Center
9am till Noon seed collecting and at 7:30 pm Stargazing
> > Learn More
Savanna Restoration at Waterfall Glenn
By Habiatat 2030
Saturday, September 30 at 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: Bluff Savanna at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Lemont, Illinois
>> Learn More
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Wrangle up the crew and hit the trails
Post by Andrew St. Paul
Founder and Director of The Out Out Our Front Door Organization &
The Chicago Adviser For Adventure Cycling Association's
Bike Your Park Day
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