PRAIRIE PEDAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
REGISTER ONLINE AT http://prairiepedal.eventbrite.com/
OR EMAIL pccs [at] pccharterschool [dot] org with your mailing address
to receive a brochure!
Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS), a public school focused on sustainability and environmental education, is excited to be preparing for our Prairie Pedal event to be held on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 in Grayslake!
Prairie Pedal is a family-focused bicycle ride and festival that has garnered a significant amount of support from participants and sponsors over the past 15 years. The event includes multiple bicycle routes to accommodate the abilities and desires of everyone who wants to ride. Nature spots and educational activities are interspersed along the routes, allowing children and adults to gain hands-on experience and enjoy the opportunity to interact with natural open spaces. The bicycle routes will all end at the Byron Colby Barn, where participants can enjoy a meal prepared from locally grown ingredients and a festival with opportunities for event partners and sponsors to engage riders in all sorts of activities!
Prairie Crossing Charter School is a member of Chicago Wilderness and we believe that Prairie Pedal contributes to the Leave No Child Inside initiative’s goal to increase the amount and quality of time that children spend outside. We believe that a wonderful way to do that is to get FAMILIES outside together, providing them with plentiful opportunities to connect to the natural world.
- 4-Mile: Prairie Pedal Playground Passport: Trails through the Prairie Crossing subdivision, with fun stops at each playground! Great for families with younger children. (EASY)
- 7-Mile: Trails through Oak Openings, and portions of Liberty Prairie and the Prairie Crossing subdivision (MODERATE - SOME MILD HILLS)
- 13-Mile: Trails through the College of Lake County Arboretum and Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve (MODERATE-TO-STRENUOUS)
- 28-Mile: Audubon and Rays Lake: Trails through Countryside Golf Club (a Certified, Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary) and around Davis Lake, Schreiber Lake, and Rays Lake (STRENUOUS)
EVENT SCHEDULE: WHEN AND WHERE?
8:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Park, Register or sign in, and GET OUT AND RIDE starting at Northwestern Grayslake (1475 E. Belvidere Road/Route 120) in Grayslake! The entrance is located just west of Route 45 on the south side of Route 120. NOTE: Riders can start anytime during the 8:30 – 11:00 A.M. period, but we recommend that riders for the 28-mile route begin early.
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Lunch is served! Follow your route to the Byron Colby Barn in the Prairie Crossing subdivision, 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake.
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Participate in tours of the PCCS campus, activities, and more! Raffle prize drawing held at 1:00 P.M.
2013 PRAIRIE PEDAL SPONSORS