|Sent on:||Friday, June 29, 2012 12:53 PM|
Hello Pine Point!
We have a new Board for the[masked] club year and ski season. Yes, we are already thinking about skiing, though summer has barely started – by the calendar at least.
First, a big thank you to last year’s Board for putting together some great trips and activities. Thanks to:
Janet Butterfield – President
Scott Altman - Treasurer
Amylee Bedell – Western Trips
Jason Claycomb – Midwestern Trips
Pete Jablokow – Newsletter / Website / Publicity
Julie Pudlo – Membership
We have a smaller Board for this coming year, so are really hoping to get some help from all of you. More on that in a minute – first here is the Board for[masked]:
Jason Claycomb – President
Dukes – Trips
Jie Yao – Treasurer
YOUR HELP REQUESTED
Where can we use some help you ask? Well, we are looking for people with a passion for something – something you would like to share with your friends and other snow riders. We have a bunch of summer activities planned, but are looking for ideas for activities and people who will take the lead on organizing an activity.
So, here’s what we have planned so far:
CONCERTS AT MILLENNIUM PARK
Come our and hear some great music at the best outdoor, public, free venue in the U.S. All events are BYOB with shared munchies – please bring something fun along.
o Jie is coordinating this event.
o Meet Jie near the front edge of the lawn for an evening of great music!
September 8 – Oopa!
Enjoy the end of summer with a great roof-top view of the Chicago skyline.
Methzethes are small plates (like tapas). Pegasus has an extensive selection of hot & cold plates ranging from the famous saganaki to gyros and salads.
If you have never tried this style of Greek - you are in for a treat!
Thanks to Andrea for the idea and help coordinating.
Contact Jason to RSVP or RSVP on Meetup.
Sk8r_sk8r at yahoo.com
July 7 – Bristol Renaissance Faire – Opening Day!
Let’s join knights, fairies, pirates, beggars and common folk on a trip back to the 1600s to visit Queen Elizabeth, and watch jousting, sword fights, Robin Hood steal from the rich, eat turkey legs, drink ale, shop for glorious and useless trinkets.
We will meet outside the gates at 9:45 for the grand opening.
We will meet again at 1:00 at the Maypole.
Join Jason for mountain biking at Palos Forest Preserve on the following dates. There will be a mixture of beginner / intermediate and intermediate / expert rides. Check the schedule closely. If you show up for the wrong one, we will help point you to something appropriate, but will not lead multiple groups out unless we get some other ride leaders.
7/4 – Expert ride – 10:30am – Wolf Road Woods
We are going to ride some of the new and revamped trails at Palos.
7/14 – Beginner / Intermediate Ride – 10:30am – Wolf Road Woods
We will start of on the groomed – oops, I mean crushed limestone and head over to Grassy Hill for a drop down and around the reservoir. This is a great ride to figure out if you like riding the dirt trails without hitting and extreme terrain. There will be some small drops over roots and some single track for the beginner. About 11:00 or 11:15, we will hit a couple more technical trails if people are up for it.
7/29 – Beginner / Intermediate Ride – 10:30am – Wolf Road Woods
8/12 – Intermediate / Advanced Ride – 10:30am – Wolf Road Woods
8/26 – Intermediate / Advanced Ride – 10:30am – Wolf Road Woods
9/8 – Intermediate / Advanced Ride – 10:30am – Wolf Road Woods
9/23 – Intermediate / Advanced Ride – 10:30am – Wolf Road Woods
August 17 – 19
Camping at Benson’s Campground near Dundee, Wisconsin. It’s about a 3 hour drive from Chicago. If you are not a camper, there are B&B’s in the area (but you can’t build a campfire in your room!). If you stay at a Bed & Breakfast, please let me know so we make sure we have enough food and spots at the Fin & Feather or Saturday dinner.
The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members (which includes a summer membership). Payments may be made via PayPal or sent to Jason or Jie.
We will have maps and trip sheets for 35-, 55-, and 75-mile routes for the Saturday biking and/or SKATING (Just follow Don or me) for the smoothest pavement.
You can do it all again on Sunday if you have any energy left over! Some folks just hang out at the campsite, go for a hike on marked trails at Kettle Moraine State Forest, or bike (or even drive) the few miles to the other side of Long Lake, where there is a very nice beach. There are also a couple good mountain bike trail systems nearby.
Most people show up at the campground before dark Friday evening, because it’s just easier to put up a tent when you can see what you’re doing. The campsite is relatively isolated from civilization, but the bathrooms and hot showers are just a short walk down the hill. If the bike ride isn’t enough for you, the campground has a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and a small beach on Long Lake. Most of us just relax on the wooded hilltop around the fire pit, enjoying conversation and favorite beverages.
What do you need to bring?
ACTIVITIES TO WATCH FOR…
Where do you find more details about all of these activities?
Schedule Summary – by date:
7/4 Wednesday – Mountain Biking @ Palos + bonus BBQ & fireworks in the Hinsdale area
7/7 Saturday – Renaissance Faire
7/14 Saturday – MTB – Beginner / Intermediate at Palos
7/16 Monday – Abigail Washburn @ Millennium Park
7/19 Thursday – Club meeting at O’Donovans
7/21 Saturday – Rossini @ Millennium Park
7/29 Sunday – MTB – Beginner / Intermediate at Palos
8/12 Sunday – MTB – Intermediate / Advanced Ride
8/16 Thursday – Club meeting at O’Donovans
8/17 – 19 Kettle McBlain – the One – the Only!
8/26 Sunday – MTB – Intermediate / Advanced Ride
9/8 Saturday – MTB – Intermediate / Advanced Ride
9/8 Saturday – Cocktails & methzethes (tapas) at Pegasus
9/23 Sunday – MTB – Intermediate / Advanced Ride