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    chicago visit ... where to ride?

    I'm going to be visiting my brother-in-law in the Chicago area next week (8/6-8/11) ... looking for trails within 1-1.5 hrs from Schaumburg. I know about Palos, so will try to hit that up, hopefully on Wednesday for the CAMBR ride. I'll probably have a hardtail at my disposal but if there are trails that I'd be better off on a FS bike am willing to demo, rent or borrow.

    Not sure what's going on with the Plainfield park (I assume it's not open yet) ... what else is around the area?

    I may have a car at my disposal during the day Wed-Fri but will probably need to be back to pickup my brother-in-law from work so can't drive more than an hour or two.

    Would like to get my brother-in-law back into riding more regularly and involved in the scene. Let me know what's up chicago peeps!!

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    Deer Grove is closer to Shaumburg than Palos. But driving the 45 minutes to Palos will be well worth it.

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    Kettle is recommended and Rock cut out in Rockford also. Rock Cut is open till 10 pm too..
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    The Plainfield Bike Park is not complete but it is ridable. Come on out and have fun, we are out there daily riding or working. Deer Grove might be a little dissapointing, Saw Wee Kee park in Oswego would be more challenging and probably provide more milage.

    Saw Wee Kee trail guide

    I would try to hit up Palos, Saw Wee Kee in Oswego, Kettle Morain in WI(little more of a drive). I can't comment on Rockcut, haven't ridden there yet, but I've heard good things.
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    Gives us a couple bucks and we'll give you some trails with sweet jumps and stuff.

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    There is really nothing in the area that would require a FS bike.

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    Sounds good, thanks for the responses. Once my schedule firms up, I'll see if anyone is interested in a ride ...

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    Drive to the Kettle, it's worth it. Palos is, well, very flat....

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    Unfortunately couldn't make the CAMBR ride yesterday.

    But I rode Palos today ... pretty nice park you have here in this flat state! Was with my sister in-law so didn't ride the whole park as she got tired but we hit most of it ... Gravity Cavity, 3 Ravines, Bull Whip, Cemetery Loop, Out and Back are the ones I remember. Fun stuff ... will probably ride it again tomorrow early afternoon and finish off the trails I didn't ride today and ride everything else in the opposite direction.

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    in case i didn't totally miss you - i'll be in kettle morain tomorrow around 1. it'll be a beautiful day!

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    Where can I get more info on Kettle Moraine? I've never ridden there and would like to come up from Central Illinois. I'm interested in where to start, ideal route for a first run, or any other good info.

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