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Chicago Botanic Gardens Bike Trip

Chairperson: Lynn Creegan & Hope Grahl
When: Saturday, June 8 2019 8:30 am or 9:45 am
Starting Point Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W buckley Rd, Libertyille at 8:30 am
OR Metra Station Deerpath Lot, Deerpath and McKinley Streets, Lake Forest at 9:45 am
Cost $10.00 or $3.00 plus cost of lunch at the gardens.
We wil be meeting at Independence Grove Forest Preserve located at 16400 W Buckley Rd, (Rte. 137) in Libertyville on June 8th at 8:30am in Parking lot J or K There is a $10 Parking fee for non residents. The trip from there to the Botanic Garden and back is approximately 39 miles which wil take about 2.5 - 3 hours each way. We will also be eating lunch at the Garden Cafe and possibly taking a short stroll afterwards. For those who would rather do half that distance then we could meet up with you at 9:45 - 10:00 am in Lake Forest at the Deerpath Lot which is directly across from the Metra station at Deerpath and Mckinley Streets. This is a $3 daily parking fee. That should get us to our destination by 11:30 am leaving us 1 - 1.5 hours to spend there. Based on leaving by 1pm, that would get us back to Lake Forest by 2-2:30pm and back to Independence Grove by 4pm. If you are interested, please contact Hope at hopegrahl8@gmail.com or Lynn Creegan at L.Creegan@yahoo.com.
Powder Dogs biked to the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Chicago Botanic Garden

Laurie, Hope, Lynn, Dave

Powder Dogs love to bike.
Botanic Garden Bike Ride

Hope, Laurie, Lynn, Dave


Chicago Botanic Gardens Bike Trip

Chairperson: Hope Grahl Contact her at 815-546-3794
When: Saturday, July 22nd 2017 . 10:00 am.
Where: Skokie Valley Bike Path to Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Cost: Admission is free to the gardens. $10-$15 for lunch.

MEET AT: Take Rte 176 east and turn right on Green Bay Rd (Rte.131) and go 1.5 miles and turn right on W. Laurel Ave and go .4 miles where parking is located. We will meet there at 10 AM.

THE TRAIL: You'll head south on the Skokie Valley Bike Path which is approximately 9 miles long, fully paved and runs through Lake Forest and Northbrook. It will take us within a couple blocks of the entrance to The Chicago Botanic Garden. There we can ride the bike path which winds around inside the Garden. We will stop for lunch at the Garden View Cafe which has a healthy and delicious menu priced at $10-15. The summer perennials should be in full bloom and we can walk around the various gardens if we choose. We will return the way we came and the total trip will be about 20 miles.
This is a repeat of the May 25th ride when we saw the spring flowers in bloom. This is a very educational trip.

Powder Dog trip to the Botanic Gardens
Laurie, Lynn, Hope
Chicago Botanic Gardens entrance

Welcome to Botanic Gardens

Lynn and Hope at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
Lynn, Hope
Chicago Botanic Gardens bike trail
Botanic Gardens 2017
Chicago Botanic Gardens map
Map of Gardens
Chicago Botanic Gardens


2016 Fox River Trail Bike Trip

Chairperson: Paul Mazurek
When: Saturday, June 11, 2016. It was a hot one, upper 80's.
Where: Fox River Trail from Crystal Lake to Elgin.

The Fox River Trail is a wonderful, scenic, paved trail that runs mostly along the Fox River, through the trees, and through downtown Algonquin, Carpentersville, East Dundee and Elgin.

For the full trip, (Meeting Place #1) total of 34 miles round trip, Depart Crystal Lake at bike trail parking area on Main St. @ 10:00 AM - arrive in downtown Elgin around 11:30 AM.

For a shorter trip, (Meeting Place #2), total of 24 miles round trip from this point. Meet the group in Algonquin in the Prairie Trail parking lot off Meyer Dr. located just off RTE.62 where the bike path crosses RTE. 62. at 10:30 AM - arrive downtown.

Shorter trip yet, (Meeting Place #3)- total of 16 miles round trip from this point. Meet up in Carpentersville - Main St. and bike trail by OTTO Engineering lot at 11:00 AM.

Lunch was at AL'S CREAMERY in downtown Elgin. A group photo of the bike trip 2016 group taking a break in the shade. From left is Jim Conway, Dan Chapala, Paul Mazurek, Barb Kowaski, Lynn Creegan, Dave Clark, and Laurie Pasturczak

The Fox River Trail. The Powder Dog peddle the Fox Valley trail.

2015 Fox River Trail Bike Trip

Chairperson: Paul Mazurek
When: Sunday, June 14 2015.
2014 Fox River Trail Bike Trip
Chairperson: Paul Mazurek
When: Saturday, June 14 2014.
Where: Fox River Trail from Crystal Lake to Elgin.

These bike rides were a repeat of the 2016 Fox River Trail Ride

The Powder Dogs stopped for lunch during the bike ride.

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