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OOFD Youth Program: Clinic & Bike Camp Trip. Hosted at The Recyclery Collec...

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The Recyclery Collective

7628 N Paulina St

Chicago, IL 60626

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This is an environmental education program which connect youth to their local ecosystems and history through meaningful and sustained interactions.


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The youth and student program of Our Our Front Door is an environmental education program centered on bike adventures, which connect youth to their local ecosystems and history through meaningful and sustained interactions. The program is designed for high school students who will carry the environmental sustainability momentum into the next generation and even provide pathways forward to a career in the environmental sector.

Students will take a field trip to a local natural area and engage in a Field Study Activity to explore the habitat, learn about the ecosystem, and participate in environmental restoration work. Their work will culminate in an educational bike camping overnight ride to a area county or state park.


These activities will be challenging. We will not take any youth that we do not believe can successfully complete all 3 events. We have a lot of experience leading novice riders on long bike camping trips and have the encouraging spirit as well as the know-how to assure all of our riders arrive to our destinations safely. It is strongly encouraged that the participant completes all three events. The events and dates are as follows:


The Events



1. Pre Ride Bike Camping Clinic – Tuesday, July 17th from 6:30-8pm

A bike camp clinic that is 1.5 hours at The Recyclery Collective. The focus is educating the youth on how to prep for bike camping as well as introducing the ecological and historical learning objectives of the ride

2. Bike Camp Trip to Illinois Beach State Park – July 21-22
Depart on Saturday, July 21 at 7:00am from The Recyclery and return to The Recyclery at 6pm on Sunday
Ride 40 miles to Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, IL to camp, explore the par on Day 2, and take the Metra Train back to Chicago. Focus is to have fun in nature, practice camping skills, and further expand on the environmental and historical learning objectives as well as have a reflective piece about what they have learned.


WHAT'S INCLUDED ON THE CAMP TRIP


  • Dinner Day 1
  • Breakfast Day 2
  • Lunch Day 2
  • 1 Tent per 2 participants
  • Sleeping bags and pads
  • Campfire and s’mores
  • Bike racks and milk crates for gear
  • 3-4 well-seasoned guides
  • Roadside bike repair assistance
  • Education of nature and history
  • Metra Train Ticket for return Day


WHAT TO BRING


  • $30 per participant
  • Packed snacks and water for the ride (Some provided by Out Our Front Door)
  • Packed lunch for Day 1
  • Signed Permission slips, waiver, and photo release forms (attached in this registertion)
  • Participation in at least 2 of the 3 above noted events


About The Guides


-The Tour Guides will have a bike tool kit, an air pump, a presta/schrader valve adapter, tire lever, chain breaker, and a crescent wrench (for those older bikes), a multi-toolkit, lights and emergency packet. Our guides will help you with any needed repairs.

Our Guides have worked with youth, historians, biologists, forest rangers, and leading people in their fields to deliver a one kind trip. They have setup multiple break points along the way in all the right places to ensure your child can go the distance and have a very enjoyable experince.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What if my child gets tired?

  • We champion perseverance and the challenge. We encourage to push on, the reward of completion is great. But if turning around is an absolute must, there is always a train station relatively close by throughout the entirety of the trip which a guide will accomany your child on their return.
What happens if it rains, is the event cancelled?
  • No. We still ride if there is rain. Some of the best views are after a rain storm. Though safety is our top priority. So if there is extreme severe weather we will break and wait it out in a provided shelter, then continue to our destination.
How fast does group Ride? What is the pace of your trip?
  • The pace we ride at is around 12-16 miles per hour. This is to accommodate everyone riding the tour, to be able to take in all the views and to ensure the group stays together
What happens if I'm too slow? What happens if I'm too Fast?
  • We ride together as a group. We do not leave anybody behind. A guide will always be riding at the back and at the front.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY


Individual/Participant Cancellations: No Refunds | We are a small organization and due to the small group size of our rides, a ticket cancellation/no show has a real impact into the planning of the tour and as such, we cannot provide any refunds for a participant cancellation. By registering you acknowledge and agree there will not be a refund if you cancel or do not show up for the event.

Organizer Cancellation: Full Refund | Nobody wants an event to be cancelled. But in the very rare case the organizer does cancel the event at their discretion due to unforeseen circumstances, then registered participants will receive a full refund. To date this organizer has never cancelled an event.

Weather and Rain: We do not cancel an event for rain or a storm. We ride rain or shine. Understand that Chicago weather is typically passing, if it gets intense we will wait it out in a provided shelter then continue biking. FYI-Some of the best views and greenery are after a rain storm.


ABOUT US-


We're the Out Our Front Door Organization. A bike camping community for Chicagoland.


See Our Full Schedule Of Events Here

We provide exploratory adventures by immersing and educating in the history, architecture and the uniquely beautiful natural habitats of the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan.

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Drop us a friendly visit at: www.outourfrontdoor.org

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