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5th Annual Busse Woods Night Ride

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Busse Lake Boating Center

2XFM+QW

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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The 5th Annual 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 Cook County Forest Preserves 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! Early bird pricing is available through 7/31, so purchase your tickets today!

Come to ride under the moonlight and stay for the party! All participants will enjoy live music by the Dill Spears Band, bonfires, s’mores, live raptors on display from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehab, food for purchase from Poncho's Tacos, and more! All attendees will receive a special gift at check in. All paid attendees 21+ will receive two drink tickets for beer from Mikerphone Brewing or wine from Wine With Me.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • All cyclists must be in good physical shape and able to ride the distance of their wave without assistance.
  • 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 Tours are 12 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.

Schedule and Wave Start Times

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

Wave 1: 7:15pm (Sunset Tour) - SOLD OUT!!

Wave 2: 7:30pm (Twilight Tour) - SOLD OUT!!

Wave 3: 8:06pm (Slow Roll/Family Wave) - JUST 6 TICKETS LEFT!!

Wave 4: 8:12pm (Extended Tour) - SOLD OUT!!

Wave 5: 8:18pm - SOLD OUT!!

Wave 6: 8:24pm (Extended Tour) - SOLD OUT!!

Wave 7: 8:30pm - SOLD OUT!!

Wave 8: 8:36pm - JUST 1 TICKET LEFT!!

Wave 9: 8:42pm (Extended Tour) - SOLD OUT!!

Wave 10: 8:48pm - 17 TICKETS LEFT!

Wave 11: 8:54pm - 14 TICKETS LEFT!

Wave 12: 9:00pm - 16 TICKETS LEFT!

Activities and Entertainment

6:30pm - 10:30pm: food (for purchase) from Poncho's Tacos

7:00pm - 9:00pm: live raptors on display from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation

7:30pm - 10:30pm: music from the Dill Spears Band

8:30pm: flashlight tour

10:30pm: raffle drawing and awards for Best Decorated Bikes

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Busse Lake Boating Center

2XFM+QW

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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