☀️ Let's Go Biking ✲ North Branch Trail w/ Lunch @ Botanical Gardens

  • June 8, 2014 · 11:30 AM
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The only thing better than biking, is biking with friends and potential new friends!  Let's Go Biking - North Branch Trail to the Chicago Botanical Gardens (8-18 miles round-trip).





 

 

  

We'll meet Harms Woods (Grove 5 & 6) at 11:30 am and hit the North Branch Trail at noon. The planned route is paved, relatively flat with a few easy rolling hills, and incredibly scenic; winding its way along the Skokie Lagoons. It is just under 9 miles to the Botanical Gardens making for an 18 mile round trip ride. If you'd like a shorter ride, plan on meeting up with us at the Tower Road Boat Launch at 12:30. From there it's a 4 mile ride to the Botanical Gardens making for an 8 mile round trip ride. Either way, we'll reach the Botanical Gardens around 1:00 and settle in for lunch on the patio at the Garden View Cafe. Once our stomachs are full, our thirsts are quenched, and we've had a chance to socialize; we'll stroll the gardens before our return ride back.

COST - Meetup RSVP Fee $1.00

HOW TO JOIN US
 

✅ RSVP YES - make sure to include all guests. 

✅ PAY the meetup group maintenance fee 

Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). 

1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"

2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"

3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

6. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

✅ SHOW UP -We'll meet Harms Woods (Grove 5 & 6) at 11:30 am and hit the North Branch Trail at noon.

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for Ed and Mary

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

• BRING: your bike, water, sunscreen, cash for your lunch.

• Check & dress for the weather

• Keep your RSVP to this event, up-to-date.

• ALWAYS check this page a couple hours before the event for any important changes or updates.

THE PLAN aka ITINERARY

• 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Meet-up at Harms Woods, Grove 5 & 6
5600 Old Orchard Rd Skokie IL 60077

• 12:00 pm SHARP - We'll leave for the Chicago Botanical Gardens

• 12:30 pm  - If you'd prefer a shorter ride, be at the Tower Road Boat Launch parking area at 12:30. The group riding from Harms Woods will make a brief stop here to pick up any joining us here.

• 1:00 - Lunch at the Garden View Cafe - lunch_menu.pdf

• 2:30-4:00 pm - Walk the gardens

• 4:30/5:00 pm - Ride back to the Tower Road Boat Launch or Harms Woods

CARPOOL Share Ga$/Parking and make new friends. In the comment section below, post your starting point and if driver or passenger. Drivers - post how many you can take. Then contact one another to work out the details.

QUESTION ? > CLICK HERE TO CONTACT Ed & Mary DIRECTLY
  

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Join us for a great time! 

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  • Tom

    Thanks Mary and Ed for organizing this ride. Had a great time. Nice to meet all the new people

    2 · June 10

  • Antoinette

    A very nice day! Pretty ride- I will definitely do it again. Good conversation. Good people.

    2 · June 9

    • Kelly L.

      The only thing that would have made it better is if it were a little warmer and you wouldn't have had to wear the dog towel :)

      1 · June 10

    • Mary C.

      I'd have traded my right arm for that dog towel... LOL

      1 · June 10

  • Mary E

    Just wondering if there are any beginner riders like me?

    June 7

    • Mary E

      How funny me too! So at least I won't be alone

      1 · June 7

    • Kelly L.

      It was a nice ride, you would have been fine :) next time...

      1 · June 10

  • Kelly L.

    P.S. Great photos Mary & Ed!

    1 · June 10

  • Kelly L.

    I had a great time. Can't wait to see everyone at the next meetup :)

    1 · June 10

  • Rose

    Nice meeting everyone. Thanks for organizing a great ride!

    2 · June 9

  • Leora E

    It was great meeting most of you for the first time and attending my first meet up. It was a perfect day and a lot of fun!

    2 · June 8

  • Mary C.

    Had the BEST TIME! Thanks for joining us.

    1 · June 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice meeting everyone today! I had a great time!

    2 · June 8

  • Mary C.

    Leaving for gardens now from tower road, meet us at gardens

    June 8

    • Luzely A.

      Sorry I lost everyone, headed to Japanese garden

      June 8

    • Luzely A.

      Meet back at 4pm I guess, my phone number is[masked], call me if you can

      June 8

  • Luzely A.

    I just passed Ericsson woids

    June 8

    • Mary C.

      We are at the in door gardens, then heading to Japanese gardens. Meet at bikes for 4pm

      June 8

  • Luzely A.

    I'm using voice messages so not sure if it's going everything correctly but I will meet you at the trail heading over late to Tower Road 20 minutes behind

    June 8

  • Luzely A.

    I'm running 15 minutes late I will meet you all at our road if not I will try to catch up with you all down the truck trail

    June 8

  • Leora E

    Patti and Leora are here but don't know where to meet up.

    June 8

  • Melissa

    On my way GPS says 15 minutes .... Sorry took a wrong turn had to redirect

    June 8

  • Mary E

    Not going to make it. Have a great time

    June 8

  • Michael R

    Whoops. I overslept for this event. See you at the next one. Have a great time :)

    June 8

  • Luzely A.

    I will meet everyone at Tower Road Boat Launch by 123

    June 8

    • Luzely A.

      By 12:30pm. My +1 is not able to make it. I will be driving in from Chicago (Logan Square).

      June 8

    • Mary C.

      No problem... see you there! ;-)

      1 · June 8

  • Trish

    Mary - woke up with a killer headache & sore throat. Think I'll hang at home today.

    June 8

    • Mary C.

      Feel better SOON! Hope you can join us next time.

      June 8

  • Karen

    Hi Mary, Kelly tried but couldn't get the day off so we won't be there. Didn't want you to wait for us. Have a great time!

    June 7

    • Mary C.

      BUMMER!!! Hope you both can join us at the next one. ;-)

      1 · June 7

  • Leora E

    Where is the tower road boat launch?

    June 7

    • Mary C.

      Tower Road just east of 94.

      June 7

  • Mary E

    So many comments. .do we have to pay an admission price in order to have lunch?

    June 6

    • Mary C.

      Not if you ride in... you have to buy your own lunch though. ;-)

      June 6

    • Mary E

      Thanks!

      June 6

  • Trish

    Mary - thanks for your note this morning. I have an early morning conflict so I will meet you all at Tower Road at 12:30. Keep dancing that dry dance...

    1 · June 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be riding my bike up to Harms Woods from Lakeview if anyone wants to ride up together from the City.

    1 · May 15

    • A former member
      A former member

      And that's just to Harms Woods.

      June 1

    • Ali ☀.

      https://maps.google.co...­

      Put in your address and click the bike button

      June 1

  • Luzely A.

    I'm having trouble with RSVP. Can I join in by meeting everyone at 12:30pm point?

    May 31

    • Ali ☀.

      Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

      Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). 1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"

      2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"

      3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

      4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

      5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

      6. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

      1 · May 31

  • Joe M.

    I will be driving from Elmhurst and can take up to 3 people with bikes.

    May 28

  • Antoinette

    I have been to the Botanical before and remember paying at the gate, sp to speak. Does this meet there? Must one pay admission in order to park one's car?

    1 · April 9

    • Mary C.

      Parking at the Gardens is $25 a car. We will post 2 meet-up points, with free parking, south of the gardens with mileage after do our test run Easter Sunday.

      2 · April 9

    • Wendy

      Hi Mary... Was just there for the Antique and Garden show... Great place. Keep us posted where to meet... dont want to pay $25 to get in.... Thanks.. Wendy

      2 · April 25

  • Mary C.

    We're meeting at Harms Woods or the Tower Road Boat Launch... free parking at both.

    April 23

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