It's Official. We're Official.
The Out Our Front Door Organizations is an official 501c3 non-for-profit organization!
Becoming a non-profit has been a major goal of the organization since its inception. There have been big chunks of the last 3 years that went into all of the major and minute steps to get this official government approval. And now, here we be. Leading one of the raddest, most adventure, outdoor, bike, camping Chicago thangs that ever did exist. A part of a city, of a community, and a community in unto ourselves. How freaking cool is all that!!?
Greetings and Season 4 Update
Bike camping season is in full swing! Last you heard from us, we were dropping our 2019 camping dates and registration. 5 months later and . . . BAM! We have sold out every ride of the year to this point. Most of them were filled 2 months in advance. We have a major goal to fill every ride of the year, and we will do it! Help us get there by signing up for those last couple of tours with spots available including the ride where it all began, The North Loop Ride this coming weekend which will take you to one of the most bodacious prairies you ever did see. You'll earn it with nearly back to back century rides - July 27-28.
2019 Bike Camping Registration Open!
Welcome to OOFD 2019! Goodness was last year a blast, and this year is going to be even better. In 2018, we led 19 overnight bike camping adventures that engaged over 250 people. Not bad considering just two years before we led 5 rides for a total of about 45 riders. 2019 saw the Family Program roll with 4 awesome camping weekends and the Youth Program was launched and led number of rides including a some bike camping trips to nearby state parks. Not to mention the 100+ person bike camping festival at Starved Rock. Thanks to everyone who was a part of 2018.
Summer is coming and so are the family bike camping adventures from Out Our Front Door!
If you love biking and camping but aren’t sure how to combine the two, we offer a supportive communal experience with accessible bike camping rides designed by fellow parents. Our goal is to help you and your kids go from riding in the neighborhood to riding in nature; we provide the organization, logistics, ride support, food, and community of family cyclists to make your bike camping adventure fun, worry-free, and successful.
Can you envision a regional trail network of paths lined with native habitats leading to our regions State Parks and Natural native open spaces?
Announcements and new launches are here and we are excited beyond excited! With a 3 day festival, radio spots, trail building, new program launches, and more in this months newsletter.
In this Months Newsletter we feature our Earth Day Event, the first release of the Classic Route Series, Roll to Reinberg, up coming events, a new camping trip to Milwaukee, team rider reader thank yous, plus more.
On Saturday April 21st, 2018
There will be three free events on Chicago's southside historic Blue Island District and Beverly Area with multiple biking and car parking options.
The Out Our Front Door Organization invites you to explore one of the newest trail links in the regional bike trail network system, the Major Taylor Trail and Cal-Sag connection on a full day extravaganza with trail restoration, a brewery taco tap take over, leading presentations, a film documentary and more.
Full Event Schedule Down Below. Drive to one or Bike to all three events
We are thrilled to announce our 2018 lineup of family bike camping trips!
This year's series is designed to showcase the amazing diversity of routes and destinations that can all be reached in less than 30 miles.
We have something for everyone: easy to advanced, bike trails, street riding, off-road, and a mini-tour.
Out Our Front Door is a supportive community of cyclists so whether you are trying family bike camping for the first time or are an experienced cycling family, we hope you join us on one of our fun rides listed below.
"To immerse , educate, preserve & advance the history, culture, trails and native habitats of the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area"