$0 – $40
2022 Busse Woods Night Ride

2022 Busse Woods Night Ride

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$0 – $40

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Busse Lake Boating Center


Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

The 2022 Busse Woods Night Ride is a unique, fun way to experience a bike ride on the trail at Busse Woods after dark!

About this event

On every other night of the year, the Forest Preserves of Cook County close at dusk. But this unique event is just getting started at sunset – and it goes well into the night! Here's your chance to ride the Busse Woods Trail and experience the beauty of Busse Woods in the dark! Ticket prices have not been finalized.

Ride your bike under the moonlight and stay for the party! All participants will enjoy live music from the Dill Spears, bonfires, snacks, s’mores, food for purchase from TBD, and more! All attendees will receive a special gift at check-in.

All paid attendees 21+ will receive two tickets for beer from TBD or wine from Wine With Me. Also, cold brew coffee samples will be provided by Maple Leaf Coffee Roasters.

This event is organized by the Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove and The Forest Preserves of Cook County. All proceeds from this event will be used to promote the many benefits of cycling to residents of Elk Grove Village and the NW suburbs.


  • All cyclists must be in good physical shape and able to ride the distance of their wave without assistance.
  • The minimum age to bike in this event is 12 years old. Younger children are invited to attend as spectators provided they are attending with another adult who is not biking.
  • This event will take place rain or shine. It will only be canceled if there is thunder and/or lightning. Because this is a fundraiser, no refunds will be available if the event is canceled due to weather.
  • All cyclists must wear a helmet and have a front white headlight in order to ride.
  • Regular waves are 9 miles, lasting about 1 hour with a rest stop. Extended waves are 14 miles, lasting about 1 hour and 15 minutes with a rest stop.
  • All attendees must enter Busse Woods no later than 8:15pm. The entrance gate will be locked at 8:15pm. The exit gate will remain open for the duration of the event.
  • Please do not play music from a phone or bluetooth speaker during the Night Ride. Also, we strongly discourage wearing ear buds while biking because they can distract you and limit your ability to hear what's going on around you.


Attendees must abide by the following guidelines established by the Cook County Department of Health. Hand sanitizer and disposable masks will be available. Note that anyone who does not follow the guidelines will be asked to leave.

Wave Start Times

7:15pm – Sunset Wave

7:30pm – Twilight Wave

7:58pm – Slow Roll Wave

8:06pm – Extended Wave

8:14pm – Regular Wave

8:22pm – Extended Wave

8:30pm – Regular Wave

8:38pm – Extended Wave

8:46pm – Extended Wave

8:54pm – Regular Wave

9:02pm – Regular Wave

9:10pm – Regular Wave

Activities and Entertainment

6:00pm - 8:30pm: check-in and bike safety checks courtesy of 7 Mile Cycles.

6:30pm - 10:30pm: Food for sale from TBD

7:30pm - 10:30pm: live music by the Dill Spears, snacks, s'mores and bonfires

8:30pm – 9:15pm: Starry Night Hike (tentative)

9:15pm: kick back and relax

11:00pm: event ends

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