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Steve Buchtel
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  • Homewood, IL
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Off-Leash Overnighter 219 route posted

There’s only 3 miles of on-street cycling between Homewood and Oak Ridge Prairie in Griffith, Ind. The NW Indiana bike path system is funky and fun, with playgrounds, ice cream, breweries and Cabelas…Continue

Tags: Southland, Indiana, trails, bikepacking, camping

Started Jun 24, 2018

Palos Trails moves into 3rd place - 1st place in our sights
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Palos Trails gained third place today in the Extra Mile contest; each move up is $1400 more for trail work in the Palos preserves. We're up to $18,200 - serious trail work money for Spring 2017.This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Buchtel Nov 18, 2016.

Palos Trails are 500 votes shy of extra $5,000
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Palos Trails are in 4th place in American Hiking Society/Michelob Ultra's Extra Mile campaign. As of yesterday evening, Palos Trails had 508 verified votes to fund trail work.4th place=$21,000 to…Continue

Tags: mountain biking, mtb, trails, cambr, Palos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Buchtel Nov 11, 2016.

Vote for Palos Trails
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Take 90 seconds to vote for Palos Trails in Michelob Ultra's Extra Mile campaign:…Continue

Tags: funding, trails, mountain biking, Palos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bubba Oct 18, 2016.

 

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Off-Leash Overnighter: Lemont Loop at Hickory Creek Forest Preserve

July 12, 2019 at 6pm to July 14, 2019 at 1:30pm
Off-Leash Overnighter: Lemont Loop is a bite-sized, minimally supported bikepacking adventure. It gives you and your family a chance to sneak away by bike on a nearly all-trail route from Will County's Hickory Creek Preserve for a beautiful night of camping surprisingly near downtown (and the brewery/bars of) Lemont, Illinois (Southwest Chicago). You'll return Sunday morning before your busy life even knows you were…See More
Jun 21
Keith Williams might attend Steve Buchtel's event
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Off-Leash Overnighters: INto the 219! at Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve

June 7, 2019 at 6pm to June 9, 2019 at 8:30am
Off-Leash Overnighter: Into the 219! is a bite-sized, minimally supported bike camping adventure. It gives you and your family a chance to sneak away from Homewood, Illinois by bike to spend a beautiful night camping under the stars near Griffith, Indiana, and return Sunday morning before your busy life even knows you were gone.Registration: $45 until 4/1/19, then $55. Kids under 12 yrs old – FREE.Length: 20 miles each…See More
Apr 27

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cargo Bike, BMX
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Social, Bike Camping, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
The view. :-)
About me:
Proud employee of GoodSpeed Cycles in Homewood, Illinois. #VikingStrong
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://trailsforillinois.org
My first bike:
A dark blue 20" Sears & Roebuck banana seat boy's bike, bought used from a local shop.

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