The FOS Easter Ride is a one-day bicycle tour sponsored by the Folks on Spokes Bicycle Club, an Illinois not for profit organization. Since 1982 this ride has grown in popularity despite sometimes imperfect spring weather.
Join us on Sunday, April 30, 2017, for the 36th annual Folks on Spokes Easter Ride, a one-day bicycle tour sponsored by the Folks on Spokes Bicycle Club, an Illinois not for profit organization.
Since 1982 this ride has grown in popularity and remains the 'Opening Day' for Chicagoland cyclists, drawing hundreds of riders each year. The longer routes follow lightly traveled paved roads and a few miles of paved trail. The shorter routes are mostly on paved trails. All routes are clearly marked. Routes range in distance from 17 to 70 miles.
The ride features rest stops with fruit, drinks, sandwiches and homemade cookies. After the ride, food (including a traditional Easter Egg salad sandwich), music and massages (fee) are available.
The Easter Ride was listed as the Best Biking in America in Bicycling Magazine's April 1999 issue.
The success of this invitational ride enables our Club to make generous donations to the League of American Bicyclists, Ride Illinois, Bicycle Indiana, Active Transportation Alliance, and others.
Your fee entitles you to a map of the routes, access to all rest stops, SAG support, and parking. A limited number of t-shirts may be available on the day of the ride. Please plan to pick up your rider packets and T-shirts by 10:00 AM. If you plan on riding the 53 or 70 mile route, we ask that you start by 9:00 AM. Sag support ends at 3:30.
Each route follows lightly traveled paved roads and a few miles of paved trail. All routes are fully marked.
Date: April 30, 2017
Distances: 17 - 70 miles
City, State: Park Forest, Illinois
Start Location: see website
Online Information: http://www.folksonspokes.com/easterRide.html