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MTC3 Bikepacking Adventure Fall 2017

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Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N 25 East

Chesterton, IN 46304

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MTC3 is hosting a great weekend exploring Illinois and Indiana trail systems. Join us for our 2-day bikepacking weekend if you want a fun, supported bikepacking trip on mostly paved trails.

We have done the recon, now all you have to do is join us for an epic weekend of mostly smooth paved trails and some streets and enjoy the fall colors and comradery. Space for our Ride & Camp option is limited to 36 campers due to the availability of campgrounds in the Indiana Dunes State Park.

A Ride only option is available. Riders are welcome to hang out at the camp grounds in the afternoon. If you take this option you are responsible for finding transportation back. There is a South Shore Metra line at the park entrance for those interested. Please review train times and rider accommodations to plan your own trip home. SAG is only available for the ride to the dunes for the Ride Only riders.

Route:
The fun starts 10am as we depart Calumet Park and travel south on the Burnham Greenway to Wolf Lake. Then hit the Wolf Lake Trail for a bit before connecting with the Erie Lackawanna Trail. Then finally ride east on the Oak Savannah Trail before riding on a few streets to reach Indiana Dunes State Park. For queue sheet and complete route please see
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17835423.

Campers:
This is the first bike camping trip planned and I will do everything possible to make sure it is smooth but please be a bit patient and we will make it even better for the next trip. We are located by the bathrooms. Showers are available on site. There is a hard limit of 2 tents per campsite and 6 campers per campsite. We have reserved 6 campsites all adjacent to each other. If you have a tent then bring it. If you do not have a tent then coordinate with someone who has one in the MTC3 Bike Camping FB Group

Food:
This was debated long and hard but this will be left to the camper to coordinate. We currently do not have the resources to plan/cook for a group of individuals.

MTC3 will also do ride support in case you have a serious mechanical, but you should be prepared to do basic repairs like change a flat or put your chain back on.

Below is the schedule for the Bikepacking Weekend.

DAY ZERO: FRIDAY, SEPT. 8TH
If you need to drop off food or other supplies (a bag, tent and/or chair) then this is the best time to do so. Coordinate with Jason Ward.

DAY ONE: SATURDAY, SEPT. 9TH
Ride leaves at 10:00 AM from Calumet Park. Ride to Indiana Dunes, about 45 miles

DAY TWO: SUNDAY, SEPT. 10TH
Start riding at 10am from the Indiana Dunes the same route as we arrived the previous day and head back to Calumet Park


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Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N 25 East

Chesterton, IN 46304

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