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Hello to all.

I just bought a new full suspension bike and I just want to check if there are people here riding around the trails in Illinois and if you can tag me along. I live in the northern part or Chicago. I'm a noob so please bear with me.

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What kind of rider are you; fast, aggressive, technical or non of the above? In the Chicago area you want to hook up with Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBR) for beginners they they have free mountain bike 101 clinics at Palos every Wed night check on the website there's all kind of info there. If you can make it tonight you'll have a good time, but remember to bring mosquito repellent.
 

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What kind of rider are you; fast, aggressive, technical or non of the above? In the Chicago area you want to hook up with Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBR) for beginners they they have free mountain bike 101 clinics at Palos every Wed night check on the website there's all kind of info there. If you can make it tonight you'll have a good time, but remember to bring mosquito repellent.
The MTB 101 clinic was last night and they also have a few through out the year. There is a Cambr weekly ride every Wednesday though at Palos as well.

Relax, where are you from? Im in Glenview.
 

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I'm from chicago, btw.. I live up north. My bike's still with the LBS since they made a mistake in something. Hopefully, I will get it sooner than expected.

When's the next group ride?
 

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Well I would encourage you not to ride singletrack when its wet enough to leave a rut.
Please respect the hard work that others put into the trail system.
last night 12 of us sat there when the rain broke out, no one went out. Instead we rode multitrack at Waterfall glen nearby...
CDT
PS I dont think there is legal singletrack at Swallof cliff..........?
 

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All the trails are open at swallow cliff. I talked to a ranger there on a Crappydale. Its just that everone goes to Palos. Also, there are trails at 151st & Harlem that are fun to ride too. No, when its really crappy, I ride my roadbike, lately its been all the time.
 

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Relax, if you can make it today I'm going to Palos and I'll be there 5-5:30pm. If you can make it PM me and we'll hook up.
 

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Relax said:
I would really want to ride out today but i have to be somewhere at that time. I haven't tried riding at Palos yet. Hopefull I can find a next time. :(
hey man.. i from northside of chicago.. i ride the trails in the skokie lagoons by the botanic gardens... let me know if you want to meet up for a ride.. send me a pm
 

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i just signed up- i am in Northern IL, up near Gurnee- ive just started getting into the mountain biking- mainly hitting up the des plains river trail.

i am looking to head out to some of the cooler spots in southern WI though.
 
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