Carol Stream Parks Foundation – Bike Club

The Carol Stream Parks Foundation Bike Club is excited to announce plans for the 2017 bike riding season! 2016 was the 3rd year of our club and the most successful as we had 35 participants. Our largest bike ride of the season saw 17 riders travel 19-miles on bike paths through Carol Stream, Bartlett, South Elgin and Wayne via the West Branch Trail, Hawk Hollow Trail, Bartlett Trail, Stearns Road Trail, IL Prairie Path and Great Western Trail.

The Bike Club accommodates all age levels and skill groups. Each bike ride leaves at the posted time/location and is led by one of our guides who planned the route. We ride at a pace that is comfortable for the entire group and we stop at all road  crossings and wait a few minutes to let the line of bikers catch up. On a 16-mile bike ride we may stop four or five times. Riders, who inform the guide, can choose their own distance and go back at any point along the route. Safety is a priority and we select routes which are nearly all bike trail. The exceptions are when we ride on the pavement of low traffic roads. We encourage riding along sidewalks at a slower pace to make trail connections instead of busy roadways.

Bike Club registration proceeds go directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bike Club registration can be completed at the front desks of Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers. The 2017 individual season fee is $30 per rider or $45 per family for as many or as few rides on our schedule that you choose.

2017 Bike Club Schedule –

  • 1st Thursday of each month May-Oct. Rides of 8-12 miles. May04, June01, July06, Aug03, Sept07, Oct05. Meet at Fountain View Recreation Center front door. Rides leave at 6pm and returns before 730pm.
  • 3rd Saturday of each month May-Oct. Rides of 18-24 miles. May20, June17, July15, Aug19, Sept16, Oct21. Meet at Simkus Recreation Center front door. Rides leave at 9am and returns before 1130am.
  • Depending on interest we plan to meet as a group at a prominent regional trailhead for several half-day trips.

2017 Bike Club Information –

  • 2017 season starts in May and runs through October.
  • Sign-up now (at Fountain View or Simkus) and reserve your spot for the
    2018 season. Start receiving bike ride maps, notifications, schedules and
    club participants.
  • Group Leaders are Carol Stream residents: Larry Driscoll, Dave Creighton,
    Steve Bishe and Steven Ravanesi.

Map of May 4 Ride
Map of May 20 Ride

Bike Club Membership

Includes monthly guided bicycle rides on area bike trails and through local towns.

Seasonal Memberships

Individual Family
$30 $45

Bike Club membership proceeds go directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bike Club registration can be completed at the front desks of Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers. The membership is for as many or as few rides on our schedule that you choose.

Your membership fee helps us fund our Scholarship Program, Parks and Facility Improvements, Program Enhancements and Green Initiatives. As a 501(c)3 corporation, all contributions to the organization are tax deductible. Identified donors receive a written receipt.

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Bike Club Trip Photos