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Pitching a Tent


Pitching a Tent

this is a group for lovers of the great outdoors and sleeping under the stars, and of course, bicycling to our camping destinations. and the group needs a better name

Location: the great outdoors
Members: 328
Latest Activity: May 14

Discussion Forum

Lost and found from Zion 9 Replies

Cleaning up we found some items that were left behind, and I also overheard people talking about things that they are missing.So if you lost or found anything while camping post it here! I FOUND a…Continue

Started by Laura. Last reply by Mary K. Million Jan 6.

Howdy all + riding around (part of the) lake 4 Replies

Hello all,I just stumbled on this group while looking around for other Chicago touring/camping bike people. Looks like a good place to be!My wife Allison and I just got back from an 8 day ride around…Continue

Started by Joe Kallo. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Aug 3, 2015.

Something for later in the year

I put this out on another forum and got some interest. There may be a few here as well, especially from the Chicago area.Along my travels the past years a few people have asked about a bike rally in…Continue

Started by Marc A. Irwin Dec 25, 2014.

Fall tour report 3 Replies

We took a 9 day tour in October: train down to Quincy (yay Amtrak roll-on!) then up the Mississippi to Davenport then across the state back to chi. It was a total hoot. I posted a report of the trip…Continue

Started by Joe Kallo. Last reply by Joe Kallo Dec 4, 2014.

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Comment by Sarah Urbansky on March 21, 2010 at 9:26pm
Paul and I want to hit up the Dunes and Starved Rock this summer for sure.
Comment by Joe J on March 21, 2010 at 8:49pm
Starve Rock is nice area to hike and ride. good mountain biking as well
Comment by Michelle Green on March 21, 2010 at 6:09pm
no changing of the name, pls.

Camping in Zion was nice back in October, but I'd be up for anything. Also, Amanda wanted to put on RDDR:DANCE CAMP back when we were first planning RDDR:INAUGURAL. Best of so many worlds!
Comment by BalloonBiker on March 21, 2010 at 5:46pm
I think that the later half of April might be do-able, particularly if we were to hit up one of the campgrounds that are along/close to Metra stations for an easy escape route. Perhaps Illinois Beach State Park?

For quick camping trips, later in the summer we could always combine Metra and biking:

Rock Cut State Park (about 25 miles from the Harvard, IL Metra)
Starved Rock (Rideable from the city, but apparently very easy from the Joliet Metra)
Indiana Dunes-About 70 miles from Chicago
Bong Recreation Area-- In Wisconsin, about 70 miles from Chicago, pretty close to the Kenosha Metra.

I'm definitely getting excited for the spring to be here!!
Comment by KatieP on March 21, 2010 at 1:09pm
HAH! Love it Shar - should the slogan be 'we like getting dirrtty?"
Comment by Chuck a Muck on March 21, 2010 at 11:14am
Heather and I go to Indiana Beach every year... Granted it isn't a bike to destination, But I have an awesome 50 mile bike loop that follows the Erie Canal that starts at the campground...
Comment by igz on March 21, 2010 at 10:35am
so how soon, how early in the season should we do the first one?
Comment by shar on March 21, 2010 at 9:29am
quite honestly.... my original thought was on the sexual lines when I saw 'pitching a tent'.. however my mind is always in the gutter. shame on me

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