OOFD Newsletter February 2018
This years first newsletter includes our 2018 lineup of bike camping trips, up coming events, 2nd city cycle swap, the Volunteer Expo, new additions to the team and more.
Message for 2018 season:
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. To share a vision collectively.
And it's to make sure you don't face plant while running up and down those sand dune trails!
This year we are building out a more robust website platform for the Chicago bike camping community including detailed Classic Bike Camping routes for individuals to go on their own, community submitted Where The Wild Things Grow trail and service events, an A-sqaud only trip for the most thrill seeking adventurists, an updated calendar, plus more. Our aim is to create a strong collective community for a one stop Bike Camping resource and an immersive adventure cycling community for Chicago and the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area.
We hope you can join us, show your support, and stay in touch. Up-Coming Events and News down below.
-See you on the trail and Stray wild
Andrew St. Paul, The Out Our Front Door Organization
Ride. Learn. Explore.
Up-Coming Trips and News
Bike Camping Trips, Events & More.
All Year Long | Base Camp Chicago
We have over a dozen group bike camping trips covering the entire Chicagoland region and all are welcome. Check out the new line up, including trips for adults, families, youth, and fat bikers, from the beginner to the seasoned pro. Events range from two and three day camping trips, day rides, and trail and nature service days. There is even a trip with a ferry to an island, and bike rentals for family trips. See what trip you want to go on this year.
2nd City Cycle Swap | Free Event
This Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 | 11 AM - 6 PM | At Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport
3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Out Our Front Door will have a table at this years cycle swap hosted by Blue City Cycles. Come in and say hello, stop in to buy stuff, or just come and hang. The Co-Pro will be selling refreshments. There are also several great places to eat within walking distance such as Maria's with 50 craft beers on tap, over 1,000 different drinks, and a fusion of polish/korean eats. The Swap event is free to attend. To learn more about 2nd City Cycle Swap check out their event on Facebook.
Get Involved | Volunteer Expo | Free Event
Sunday, February 18, 2018 10am - 4pm
At Peggy Notebart Nature Museum |
We are currently looking for volunteers and ambassadors for the 2018 season. Come say hello and join us at the Chicago Volunteer Expo. This year the Shedd Aquariuam, The Forest Preserves, and many more will be there. We are currently looking for historians, development of our youth programs, partnership expansion opportunities, field guide assistants, other people who like to bikepack/bike camp, establishing The Strong Collective Impact Coalition, director & program roles, artists, and habitat restoration ride leaders. If you are interested in getting involved come say hello or contact us.
Meet the Team | New Additions for 2018
We had a great year last year and met some incredible people on the rides. Meet the new 2018 additions at Out Our Front Door.
Go ride a bike. Go cook a campfire meal. Hang out with some friends.
The Out Our Front Door Organization
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