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Monthly Meetings & Socials

Folks on Spokes club meetings will be held every month (except November & December) on the fourth Thursday at 7:30pm. The location is at LIFE TIME Fitness 16333 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467.  Click here for map.

Meetings are scheduled each month from January through October. At these meetings, programs are open to the public and may include slide show presentations of members trips in the US and overseas, as well as speakers on cycling advocacy and physical fitness.  There is time for social interaction  during the meeting and light refreshments are provided. Rumor has it that sometimes there will be door prizes for a few lucky attendees.

Programs for the next club meeting are published in the Spokin' Word (our newsletter), sent out on our announcement list, and are posted on our club calendar and online a few weeks before the meeting.

Social meetings are scheduled to build membership cohesion and allow members to mingle, socialize, and plan future rides and events.

March 18, 2018-  19th Annual Tinley Park Irish Parade--FOS applied to participate and we are accepted to be a part of their parade. We have a banner to carry, we need members to ride their bikes and others to walk and hand out brochures for both membership and the Easter Ride. We should wear green if possible or something of Irish tradition. Chuck Vasile just sent me a notice that NBC5 meteorologist Andy Avalos will be the Grand Marshal of the 2018 Downtown Tinley Irish Parade. The parade will step off at 2 pm along Oak Park Ave. Line up is at 1 pm at Central Middle School-18146 S Oak Park Ave.
Parking is limited at Service King Collision Repair Centers parking lot-carpool to line up if possible. No open alcohol permitted along parade route or line up.
Please call 708 747 7557 or e mail and let me know you plan to participate. It will not look good to have just 5 members, so please, we need you to participate and help pass out brochures for our club. Rain or shine-actually, this should be a fun day. Please sign up, thank you.

April 15, 2018- Pancake Breakfast, Ferns house-21117 Main Street, Matteson. Rain or shine, ride or walk or drive-parking at day care center next door north of me. 8 to 10 is continental breakfast, 10 to 1 is pancakes, sausage, egg bake plus. 

May 16, 2018  The Ride of Silence--On one night in cities around the world, cyclists gather to ride in silence to raise awareness of cyclists right to ride on the road and to honor the fallen cyclists no longer with us. Lee Chung has agreed to lead this ride and more information will follow. We will also have for those not riding and wishing to give their support a walk at the same time and in silence as well-more information to follow as well.

June-to be announced

July 22, 2018-  Annual Ice Cream Social--PLEASE NOTE-this was originally listed as July 8 assuming from the past and also to be the same weekend as the Blue Grass Festival. As many of you know the Blue Grass Festival grows bigger each year and is spreading closer to our gazebo. We requested 1st choice same weekend which turned out to be July 15 and 2nd choice July 22----due to parking and traffic Frankfort Village granted us the gazebo the 22nd so this year the festival is not on the same date. Actually, the village has been very cooperative letting us use this gazebo for free so we are happy to get this each year-thank you Rick Deering for making this possible.
And so-free ice cream-11 am to 2:30 pm at the gazebo in Prairie Park on the trail just east of the town center.

August-to be announced

September 16, 2018- Annual Picnic-Hickory Creek Preserves-LaPorte Road Access-catered-food served 1pm-more info to follow

October 28, 2018- End of Season Bike, Hike and Potluck at Goodenow Grove Food served 1pm  family and several clubs invited to join us

November 15th a Thursday, has been reserved for our annual Pizza Party at Aurelios in Frankfort.

Thank you to the members who are offering suggestions for some fun socials that we are checking out for this year and if anyone at all has ideas please feel free to let me know as all ideas are welcome. 

Questions or ideas contact Fern 708 747 7557 or e mail

Napoleon Dynamite was walking down the sidewalk one day when his friend, Pedro, rode up on an incredible shiny new bicycle.
Napoleon was stunned by his friend's sweet ride and asked, "WOW! Where did you get such a nice bike?"
Pedro replied, "Well, yesterday I was walking home, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up to me on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, 'Take what you want!'"
Napoleon nodded approvingly, "Good choice. The clothes probably wouldn't have fit."

Your a Cycling Addict If

You hear someone had a crash and your first question is "How's the bike?"

You empathize with the roadkill.

You have more money invested in your bike clothes than in the rest of your combined wardrobe.

You use wax on your chain, but not on your car.

Your bike has more miles on it then your car's odometer.

You have more bike jerseys than dress shirts.

You take your bike along when you shop for a car - just to make sure the bike will fit inside.

You buy a mini-van and immediately remove the rear seats to allow your bikes to fit.

A Power Bar starts tasting better than a Snickers.