What we're about

It’s not what you ride...it’s THAT you ride!!
This group is to bring together those of us that love WIND THERAPY and enjoy the open road while meeting and networking with fellow bike enthusiasts. All bikes and experience levels are welcome.

Note: To become a member, you must know how to ride a motorcycle and own one.

We will typically meet up in Hoffman Estates and ride to a destination (or participate in charity rides). Sightsee along the way, socialize, and grab a bite before heading back. Whether it be a ride to a usual destination, or a route you have always wanted to try with others. Create your own event to host / lead, or, send me details and we will put on the calendar. You can also bring a friend to ride with, passenger or another biker. Please be aware / abide by all motor vehicle & motorcycle laws, and group riding hand signals, etc. We ride in staggered formation and safety of our members is high priority. Your membership serves as waiver and release of any and all liability with joining, participating, attending, or other actions related to this meetup group. You certify that you release and hold harmless this meetup group, all organizers, members and participants from all damage, negligence, in conjunction with activities related to this meetup group. You further accept that you may be released from the group without notice or cause.

This is a patch-free, drama-free easy going group. If you love to haul “arsh”, this group is probably not for you.

Upcoming events (5)

Lunch Ride to the Snuggery


The Snuggery is one of my favorite restaurants on the Fox River. (http://www.snuggerymchenry.com/) in McHenry. You will enjoy their food as well as the ambience on their huge deck over looking the Fox river. Check out their link. On the way back we will stop at The Broken Oar (https://www.brokenoar.com/) and check out the band "7th Heaven." (Steffanie is excused) The Broken Oar is big destination stop for a lot of the area bikers and the people watching is great! This is not a long ride and should be an easy relaxed ride for the newer riders. Plan on meeting up at 11:00am with kick stands up promptly at 11:30.

Sunday Morning Ride to Lake Geneva

Back by special request is one of my favorite rides. I love the small town of Lake Geneva even with their weekend crowds. What makes this trip cool is my favorite restaurant, Boat House Bar and Grill (https://www.theboathouselakegeneva.com/). They have a huge deck over looking the lake and great sandwiches. After lunch we will ride down town for an ice cream at the Riviera before heading home. Plan on meeting up at 9:30 with KSU at 10:00am.

Lunch Ride To Schmidt's Towne Tap


After a long cold spring, I put together a ride (weather permitting) to blow the dust off our bikes. We'll ride to Elburn, IL for lunch at Schmidt's Town Tap (https://www.yelp.com/biz/schmidts-towne-tap-elburn). See link for detail. The food is great and the Bloody Mary's are even better. Our route, in part, will be along the Fox River and other back roads. Our return will take us through Geneva and a stop at Graham's (http://www.grahamschocolate.com/) for Ice Cream. Let's call this a social ride and a chance to meet and get to know your fellow group members. If your bike has a rear seat, bring a friend or significant other. Plan on meeting up at 11:00am with kick stands up at 11:30.

Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run


I don't schedule many benefit rides but this ride supports The Middle East Conflicts Wall in Marseilles, IL. (https://middleeastconflictswall.org/events/illinois-motorcycle-freedom-run-2019) It is engraved with the names of Illinois service men who have lost their lives in world wide conflicts since 1979. The cost is $15 and is for a very worthy cause. The ride begins at 10:30 from the Grundy County Fairgrounds and ends with a dedication ceremony for the new names in Marseilles, National Anthem, 21 gun salute and a flyover. We will meetup at the BP at 8:00 with kick stands up at 8:30. Following the ceremony, we'll grab some lunch and head back North to Hoffman Estates. Plan on spending the day. Do search for the ride for additional info.

Past events (72)

May HEMM Thirsty Thursday

The Lucky Monk

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