The Event Organizers of the Naperville Hiking, Biking and Outdoor Enthusiasts do not profess to be professionals of any sort. Rather, we are just regular people willing to donate our time to bring people together to do an activity we were going to do on our own. We do this because a shared experience is more rewarding.
This group will take moderate to fast hikes in forest preserves mainly around the South and West suburban areas. We walk and average of 3 to 4 miles per hour and hike distances between 3 and 10 miles on any given hike. Please make sure you can do this pace to be able to keep up with the group and go the posted distances. Know your capabilities.
Biking is also moderate to fast paced. Our events tend to be 15 miles in distance and up at speeds from 10+ or 12-15mph. Some of the bike events will have 2 distances shown when the bikers go significantly close to the cars before going on in the opposite direction.
During snowy months, we will also cross country ski or snow shoe. Kayaking and camping is primarily done in Morris, IL during the warmer months. This is a dog friendly hiking group. However, all dogs must be on leashes at all times. You are responsible to make sure you are dressed appropriately for the conditions and have water.