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Fox Valley Off Road overnighter III

For the past couple years, the owner of FVOR has let our club camp out right on the grounds of the riding park, with the place to ourselves after regular hours. Sweet. Ride Sat afternoon/evening, campfire cookout, and ride Sunday morning. FVOR has easy trails, challenging trails, and a nice small MX track with small tabletop jumps. Basically you can ride according to your ability and your own pace. Any bike from little MX peashooters to big dualsports are fine, but I'd strongly recommend the knobbiest tires you can fit :-)

The deal is- we arrive in the afternoon, pay the $25 entrance fee, and sign the required waivers (they have a manager on grounds to assist). We are responsible for the gate after closing time. Sleep/wake up when you want and get in some riding. IMO, this is quite a nice opportunity for us from Wardy. We are on our honor. Kids are welcome.

 

FVOR 1
http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-dual-sport/photos/3900292/
FVOR 2
http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-dual-sport/photos/9176532/

http://www.foxvalleyoffroad.com/

 

edit June 14

Here's a link to the waiver we need to sign to participate in this event: (I'll have a whole stack on hand as well)

http://www.foxvalleyoffroad.com/release07fvor.pdf

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  • Mike C.

    I may just ride out their with Ross if he goes had a ball their a few years back great place

    July 10, 2014

  • Jenna S.

    Hey I just moved here and rode by this place yesterday and it caught my eye.. its right around the corner from me! - I work at the skydiving place on weekends typically so might be able to come out… would it be possibly to maybe just drop in last minute either day?

    May 8, 2014

    • John C.

      Hi Jenna. I think you are responding the the thread for last year. Here is the link to the discussion for the FVO IV discussion: http://www.meetup.com...­ And, yes, I am sure you can just drop in on either day. I will likely not get there until later on Saturday and stay to ride on Sunday. Hope to see you there.

      May 9, 2014

    • Jenna S.

      Thanks John!

      May 15, 2014

  • Nicole

    Hey- I have been wanting to check this place out.

    August 23, 2013

  • JT

    Here's a video of Robert helping pull RocketMan's DRZ out of some suck-mud. It was so gooey that they had to rock it back and forth to break the suction and you could hear it pop loose as they did. Thanks also to Jim F that had tried to help RocketMan get out, and came to get us to help.
    http://youtu.be/C--hhbEoedc

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to you all for making this event fun! Generous folks sharing supplies, helping each other out, just having a good time. And to Mother Nature this year!

    Any pics of some of the mis-adventures? ;-)

    July 16, 2013

  • JT

    First video is up. More to follow over next 24-48 hours.

    Here's Dean taking the biggest, toughest hill in FVOR.
    http://youtu.be/LGhlWsH4qlA

    3 · July 15, 2013

    • John A.

      Nice Dean. Thanks for the video JT. The GoPro does that hill no justice. They need to invent a concave lens that makes the hill look steaper. :D

      July 16, 2013

  • David K.

    Link to high-quality version of the photos I took at the event: http://koenigdp.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CDSR/FVOR-Overnighter-2013/30534576_FMLvqR

    July 16, 2013

  • Marty J.

    Outstanding. Great biking, great bikers.

    July 15, 2013

  • Mark

    Fun fun fun!

    July 15, 2013

  • jim f.

    Ross did a great job, facility was perfect for our group, camping, cooking, meeting others and riding.

    July 15, 2013

  • JT

    Here's another video. This one of me trying to keep up with Jim F as he was nice enough to lead a group of us around:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUO7UA4Ghrk

    July 15, 2013

  • David K.

    If you contributed a bag of chips or other good stuff, it was left on the table this morning, and it wasn't opened, I loaded it into Kenbob's trailer along with my contributed plasticware, cups, and burger fixings. It'll end-up Kenbob's CDSR Shed for the next MeetUp at his place. Sorry if this caused anyone any trouble. Let me know if it did and I'll make it right.

    July 14, 2013

    • David K.

      The camping pot with eggs in it was still there when I left. Did anyone pick-up John's pot?

      July 15, 2013

    • John C.

      Not a big deal if it got left behind. While I am emotionally attached to the eggs, I do have another canteen set....or is it the other way around?

      July 15, 2013

  • Kenbob

    ROS-SOME time. Thank you Ross for lining up one of the great rides of the season. It was last year! Great to see the regulars & to meet new members. What a GREAT group of people. This is like better than my family ! Well as long as they do not read this. haha
    THANK YOU to the owners of FVOR for making this possible !!!!

    July 15, 2013

  • John C.

    Great time. Great trails, great people and great weather.

    July 15, 2013

  • Dave M.

    Kudo's to Ross. Great time & good people

    July 14, 2013

    • John C.

      Could not have been a better weekend. It was great to put names to faces finally and meet some of you all. Except, don't expect to remember everyone next time we ride together. It will be easy to remember me. I'll be the one trying to pick his bike up after yet another crash. :)

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Adam

    Thank you Ross, it was awesome!!!

    July 15, 2013

  • Matt

    Thanks Ross.CDSR rock's !

    July 14, 2013

  • basil a.

    Really glad I got to make it out and meet everyone. Such a blast! Can't wait for the next one.

    July 14, 2013

  • John A.

    Thanks for putting this together Ross! Thanks FVOR and CDSR! I had a great time riding and it was cool to meet so many of the CDSR folks and hang out. Great group!

    July 14, 2013

  • Anna R

    Sounds like it was a blast guys! Sorry to have missed it but really happy to hear a good time was had by all!!

    July 14, 2013

  • Eric M.

    Great time! I look forward to the next one.

    July 14, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Awesome time! Thanks for setting this Ross!

    July 14, 2013

  • David K.

    Another awesome overnighter at FVOR! Thanks Ross and everyone else for making this such a great event.

    July 14, 2013

  • John

    Good trails

    July 14, 2013

  • John

    Great day to ride

    July 14, 2013

  • Ryan A.

    This was awesome!

    July 14, 2013

  • David R.

    Great event. Thanks for setting it up. Stay dirty my friend.

    July 14, 2013

  • Patrick R.

    Can't make it, have to work overnight.

    July 13, 2013

  • Eric M.

    This may have been discussed previously, but can we get in and out of the park throughout the evening? I'm thinking about eating at a nearby restaurant rather than hauling the grill, charcoal, etc.

    July 13, 2013

    • JT

      John is correct we can get in and out

      July 13, 2013

    • Dave M.

      That is correct sir

      July 13, 2013

  • John

    Look like after 2 be there.

    July 13, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Coming Sunday morning

    July 12, 2013

    • JT

      Great, hope I get to see you before I have to leave Sunday morning for a birthday party. Will you be bringing the new KTM and drinking the orange koolaid with mme.

      July 12, 2013

    • Jim P.

      You bet-Can't wait

      July 13, 2013

  • JT

    Thanks for organizing this Ross.

    1 · April 11, 2013

    • John P.

      Totally agree, thanks Ross. Haven't seen you in a while either, we'll have to catch up.

      July 13, 2013

  • Mike B.

    If anyone is keeping track, let me know what else we need. I'll plan to bring donuts, juice and fruit for morning. I'll also bring my +1, either Jack Daniels or Jim Beam.

    2 · July 5, 2013

    • David K.

      You da man!

      July 8, 2013

    • John P.

      Bringing a bunch of burgers & hot dogs, plus buns and chips...usually camping grub. :-)

      July 13, 2013

  • Dave M.

    Is anyone going down earlier to do some riding? I am thinking of getting there around 1pm

    July 9, 2013

    • JT

      Shooting for 2pm

      July 12, 2013

    • John P.

      We're targeting around 3:30-4pm

      July 12, 2013

  • John P.

    Heading down for this tomorrow with Jack & Erik, can't wait! Especially since the weather looks like it'll cooperate this year...

    July 12, 2013

  • Kevin M

    I'll be bringing a batch of my wife's amazing homemage cookies. Burned some major points pulling that off :)

    July 12, 2013

  • John A.

    Should I take the time to swap out my trials tire for knobby? Anyone know how sloppy it is at FVOR?

    July 12, 2013

  • Anna R

    ATTENTION!!!! If anyone attending this event has not picked up their prepaid CDSR jersey, you need to email me a.s.a.p as I will get it to Kenbob to bring out there! Email me no later than Friday evening and I will be sure to send it!!!!!!!!!!

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Anna R

      Cancel this. I will not be seeing Kenbob tomorrow. Sorry guys!

      July 12, 2013

  • John

    need spot sleep,in my trailer get 3 or 4 spot bring own cot

    July 8, 2013

    • basil a.

      Might take you up on that, I'm debating whether to pack my whole darn tent or just try to hammock it or what.

      July 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      In! Traveling light this year, only bike, sleeping bag, change of clothes.

      1 · July 12, 2013

  • Mike B.

    I'll be arriving about 6:00 p.m. I'll have the fire pit there before it's dark.

    July 12, 2013

    • Dave M.

      I am bringing some cut up oak pallets. Cut just for our fire ring!

      July 12, 2013

    • John

      Have some pine logs bring

      July 12, 2013

  • Kenbob

    PICK UP YOUR JERSEYS ! You paid for them. There are others that would like to buy them if you changed your mind. This is starting to be a burden to Anna & others.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather this time- as of today looks like good weather throughout the weekend. Hope that didn't jinx us (again).

    2 · July 8, 2013

    • John

      We will see! !.:)

      July 10, 2013

    • Steve

      Looks like great weather!

      July 10, 2013

  • basil a.

    Super excited...

    July 10, 2013

  • Eric R.

    Have fun. I will be laying on the beach in Mexico. Yeah Mexico in the summer for a wedding. Would be heading to Oregon/Washington if no wedding. have fun and ride safe. Keep the band-aids in the can.

    July 9, 2013

  • Steve

    Out.:(

    July 9, 2013

  • Wilhelm Hund B.

    I'm cutting it so close on this one. New tires should arrive today, but the darn thing just broke a clutch cable and neither Ace, nor Motoworks have it in stock.

    July 9, 2013

  • John

    Like be there by two

    July 9, 2013

  • Steve

    If I can get my mom to do her birthday as lunch I'm in!
    Anyone want to haul from the NW burbs together?

    July 8, 2013

    • Steve

      I have a PU and also a hitch hauler so 3 max.:)

      July 8, 2013

  • Marty J.

    My son (27) is following me in his truck.

    July 8, 2013

  • Dave M.

    Does this place have anything? I.E. like port johns or do I need to bring a shovel. Lol!!. Maybe I can switch to food that doesn't need to be grilled like Fried chicken or sandwich fixings.

    July 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      IIRC there are a couple portapotties. FWIW FVOR is 5-10 min from a bunch of places- gas stations, fast food, motels, etc. in Ottawa.

      1 · July 8, 2013

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