Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM CDT
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM CDT

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GoodSpeed Cycles 
2125 183rd St
Homewood, IL 60430

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GoodSpeed Cycles 

GoodSpeed Off-Leash Overnighter:
A Sub-24 Hour Overnight Bikepacking Adventure!

May 18-19, 2018

A Friday-after-work micro bike tour to Homewood Izaak Walton
& back Saturday morning...sneak in some fun before your busy life even knows you were gone!

GoodSpeed Cycles Off-Leash Overnighter is a bite-sized, family-friendly sundown-to-sunrise overnight loaded bikepacking adventure, entirely within Homewood, Illinois. The Off-Leash Overnighter gives you and your family a chance to sneak away Friday evening, spend a beautiful night of camping under the stars at Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve, and return Saturday morning before your busy life even knows you were gone.

Where, when, & how far
This first of three Off-Leash Overnighters leaves GoodSpeed Cycles, 2125 W 183rd Street in Homewood, Illinois at 6:30pm on Friday, May 18 for a slow 4-mile roll on quiet neighborhood streets to the beautiful Homewood Izaak Walton Nature Preserve just off Ridge Road for a night of camping under the stars.

We'll roll home early Saturday morning at 8am after breakfast, having slipped some adventure into our back pocket to get us through the weekend a little more relaxed, and looking forward to the next Off-Leash 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 - $35
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. You can also support Homewood Izaak Walton and save $5 by joining or renewing as a Homewood Izaak Walton member when you register for the event

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

July 14-15 - Off-Leash Overnighter: 219!
[40 miles round trip, camping at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park in Griffith, Indiana]

September 8-9 - Off-Leash Overnighter: Camp Bullfrog Lake!
[75 miles round-trip, camping at Camp Bullfrog Lake in Palos, Illinois]

Thank you to our Off-Leash Overnighter Sponsors!