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Bike Leader: Mike McCrery
Meet at 9:30
Start biking 10:00 sharp
Join Mike (and possibly a few folks from other ski clubs) on one of Mike’s favorite rides! This is an opportunity to try a great beer garden and get some biking in at the same time. We will be biking the Salt Creek loop from Bemis Woods to Brookfield Zoo. The Salt Creek Bicycle Trail is a class 1 bicycle trail (smooth asphalt all the way) located in west central Cook County. This ride is about 15 miles round trip and should take approximately 2+ hours. We’ll meet in the parking lot at Bemis Woods. After we finish the ride, we’ll then drive (or bike) to Palmer Place Restaurant and Beer Garden in La Grange for lunch and libations. (Bike ‘n Brew!) Palmer Place serves great hamburgers, salads and sandwiches, as well as over 300 different kinds of beer, 30 of them on tap. If you can’t make it to the bike ride, feel free to still join us for lunch at Palmer Place – about 1:00.
DIRECTIONS TO THE BIKE TRAIL IN BEMIS WOODS
(Entrance to Bemis Woods is between 294 and Wolf Rd. on the north side of Ogden Ave.)
From the North:
Kennedy to 294 South to Ogden Ave. East exit to Bemis Woods Forest Preserve (1st left off of Ogden)
From the West:
Ogden Ave. east to the 1st left after 294 (Tri-State).
From the Loop:
Eisenhower to Manheim Rd. exit south (left); to Ogden Ave.; turn right – Bemis Woods is the first right after Wolf Rd. (5th traffic light).
From the South:
Stevenson to 294 North to Ogden Ave. East to Bemis Woods Forest Preserve (1st left off of Ogden).
DIRECTIONS TO PALMER PLACE FROM BEMIS WOODS
Turn left onto Ogden Ave.; go to La Grange Rd. (6th traffic light); turn right on LaGrange Rd. to Palmer Place, 56 S. La Grange Rd.; (708) 482-7127 (west side of LaGrange Rd.) between Harris and Cossitt Sts. Parking on the street or several lots behind Palmers or in the parking deck on the east side of La Grange Rd. across the street from Palmers and behind La Grange Village Hall. All the parking is FREE.
Contact Mike McCrery’s cell phone (708) 955-4289 if you have any questions or get lost.