Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM CDT
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM CDT

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GoodSpeed Cycles 
2125 183rd St
Homewood, IL 60430

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GoodSpeed Off-Leash Overnighter

Camp Bullfrog Lake:
A Sub-24 Hour Overnight Bikepacking Adventure!

September 8-9, 2018

A Saturday noon to Sunday noon bike camping tour to Camp Bullfrog Lake...sneak away for some early-fall bike fun!

GoodSpeed Cycles Off-Leash Overnighter Bullfrog Lake is a nearly all-trail, 70-mile round trip overnight loaded bikepacking adventure from Homewood to Camp Bullfrog Lake near Willow Springs, Illinois. This Off-Leash Overnighter rolls out from GoodSpeed Saturday at high noon, spending a beautiful night tent camping under the stars at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Camp Bullfrog Lake, returning to Homewood Sunday morning before your busy week even knows you were gone.

Where, when, & how far
This last of three Off-Leash Overnighters leaves GoodSpeed Cycles, 2125 W 183rd Street in Homewood, Illinois at 12:00pm on Saturday, September 8 for a 45-mile roll along the Chicago Southland's regional trail system to Camp Bullfrog Lake near Willow Springs, for a night of tent camping under the stars.

We'll roll 25 miles home to Homewood early Sunday at 8am after breakfast, along the Cal-Sag Trail, Tinley Creek Trail, and popular cycling routes after breakfast, having slipped some adventure into our back pocket to get us through the week a little more relaxed, and looking forward to our next overnighter. Kids welcome!

Both dinner and breakfast are included
You bring your bike loaded with the camping gear and supplies (tent or hammock, sleeping bag, extra clothes, guitar, ghost stories, etc...) you need to make it through spending a night outside.

Bike campers 12 - 112 years old - $85
Bike campers 0 to 11 years old - Free!

New to camping by bike? We got you covered!
Attend our Bikepacking 101 how-to class & open house (with beer, wine & other beverages! and food!) at GoodSpeed Cycles April 12, 7pm-9pm

In the first hour, we'll cover:

  • What bike's good for bikepacking - guess what: probably yours! We'll show you how with bags and accessories from Rogue Panda and Wolf Tooth 
  • What bikes are AWESOME for bikepacking - Featuring Trek's bikepacking adventure rigs, the 920 and 1120
  • What makes camping gear good for bikepacking - Featuring tents, sleeping bags and pads from Big Agnes
  • What the heck to wear bike packing - Featuring outerwear and cycling apparel from W.L Gore.

From 8pm-9pm you get to ask questions, tell stories, handle the goods, and generally geek out over bikepacking with other bikepacking people.

RSVP for Bikepacking 101 at GoodSpeed Cycles on Facebook

Do Off-Leash Overnighters benefit area trails?
Net proceeds from Off-Leash Overnighter are donated to Trails for Illinois, a 501c3 non-profit, to spend on area trails and trail projects.

Make sure the other Off-Leash Overnighters are on your calendar:

May 18-19 - Off-Leash Overnighter: Homewood 
[10 miles round trip, camping at Homewood Izaak Walton]

July 14-15 - Off-Leash Overnighter 219!
[20 miles round-trip, camping at Oak Ridge Prairie near Griffith, IN]

Thank you to our Off-Leash Overnighter Sponsors!