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Shop Ride: Palos MTB Ride


Meet at Cosmic Bikes at 8:30 am for a 9 am departure (see below for transportation logistics*). We’ll head out to Palos MTB trails in Willow Springs IL.

The trail network at Palos is a mixture of rolling terrain with some more advanced portions, and a handful of sections that are quite challenging. We will try to choose a route suitable for riders with some MTB handling experience. Riding conditions at Palos are highly weather dependent, and weather can impact the difficulty level of certain trails. Because of this, the exact routing will be determined closer to the day of the ride, but we will put in a couple hours of off-road trail riding.

What to Bring:

  • BIKE: A fat bike will be up to almost anything we’re likely to encounter. A mountain bike will be sufficient if there’s no or scant snow cover and the ground is frozen.


  • CLOTHING and outerwear appropriate for the weather, including gloves headwear and footwear.

  • Nice to have: Hot beverage and snack. We will likely take a brief break mid-way to fortify ourselves. We’ve found that a thermal flask with some hot tea and a sandwich is a nice treat on a cold winter ride.


We are able to accommodate 3 passengers and their bikes on our van on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can join us in your own vehicle and carry your own bike. We will caravan together (tolls required) to the parking lot at Palos.

Participation in the event is FREE, but please register below. We will send you updates on routing and any necessary weather-related changes.

Palos MTB Ride Registration

Register here for our winter MTB Ride at Palos on January 21, 2019.
Please select your transportation option, and add to cart. Be sure to complete your purchase through the shopping cart. You will not be charged, but this step completes your registration.

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Ending time approximate. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Earlier Event: January 20
Bicycle Tune-Up Class, Session 2
Later Event: January 23
CANCELLED due to icy conditions.