This trip is organized in collaboration with Pine Point Ski Club - folks whose love for outdoors goes beyond powder season.
Join us for the 32nd!WOW! edition of Pine Point’s favorite and longest running summer trip. We will be at Benson’s Camping Resort on Long Lake near Dundee, Wisconsin, about 3 hours north of Chicago.
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.
For those of you have been on this trip before, we will NOT be staying in our usual spot. The hilltop was hit by a tornado last summer and the hilltop is uninhabitable. We have campsites FF24-31 reserved just for us on the lower level and we will be coordinating sit assignments closer to the start of the trip. These sites are in the lower area to the left of the "Barn". Follow the road to the first left. We will be in the sites along the woods on the left.
Biking is optional. We will have maps and trip sheets for 38-, 56-, and 76-mile routes for the main biking and/or skating events on Saturday. During the Saturday ride, we typically stop for lunch in the patio at Fudgies in Glenbeulah. The short and intermediate route riders typically overlap for lunch.
If you don't plan on biking you can just hang out at the campsite, take a canoe for a ride, go for a hike on marked trails at Kettle Moraine State Forest, explore the other side of Long Lake, where there is a very nice beach.
At the end of the ride, many of us also enjoy a well-earned ice cream cone at the Hamburger Haus in Dundee. But, save room for Saturday dinner. We will head to the Idlewile Inn, in Saint Cloud WI.
Sunday can be a recovery day, more riding, hiking, canoeing, or ???
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE:
• Camping space in an area reserved for our group
• Friday night BBQ and beverages (pop, water, beer & wine)
• Saturday & Sunday breakfast (cereal, bagels, fruit with hot coffee/tea)
• Maps & guidance for 38, 56 and 76 mile routes
• Awesome company of outdoor enthusiasts
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
• A tent & relevant camping equipment
• A great attitude & fun spirit
• Rain gear (just in case)
• Swim suit
• Some $$ for Saturday lunch (along the biking/skating route) and Saturday dinner
• A bike, skates, and/or hiking shoes
• Quarters for hot shower
If you are looking for a ride or have extra spot, please post it in the comment.
COST AND PAYMENT METHOD:
$55.00 - payment is due at the time of RSVP. We recommend paying by check, written to Pine Point Ski Club and sent to Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. If paying electronically, send your trip payment to mcdzica AT gmail.com via:
- Chase QuickPay
- Paypal (add $3 convenience fee unless sending money as "friend")
For questions/comments, please contact Magda at mcdzica AT gmail.com
RSVP/PAYMENT DEADLINE JULY 24 at 9:00PM
See you at Kettle Moraine!
Updated turn sheets will be provided Saturday morning, but if you want to check out the routes in advance, go to Mapmyride:
Kettle Short Route:
Kettle Intermed Route:
Kettle Long Route:
Hiking and mountain biking in the area:
Greenbush Loop System:
Pine Point Ski Club: