Bacon and Bikes...what more can I say. Great event put on by the fine folks at Forc (Friends of Off Road Cycling) in the quad cities.
Some pics of a bunch of murals I found biking around Peoria.
A quick day trip up to Galena to go skiing with my kids
This video was shot with the permission and under the supervision of the park management to get some footage for future use. Otherwise-drones are prohibited at the park
An experiment to showcase the disc golf course at Wildlife Prairie Park.
A subterranean ride through the Flumes in Peoria
...playing around again with the 360 camera at Kinsey Park
If you view this video on your desktop, you should be able to scroll around with your mouse and see all the vantage points of the Angles Trail hike we took in Zion Nation park
The Mug of Dirt is an unofficial challenge put on by PAMBA to basically bike every trial of all 7 local mountain bike trails, in 24 hours, in September. Here's a video of my ride
Went rafting with my bike across the Illinois River to a little man made island.
A little bit of everything for everyone.
One of my favorite rides and videos...3 days biking around Illinois, from Peoria to Johnson Sauk to Starved Rock and back-along the Rock Island Trail, Hennipen Canal Trail and back roads
16 miles along the Illinois River from Henry, to Lacon to Chillicothe
Myself and Brad Donze fat biking around Donovan Park in early 2020
Short video of kayaking around the man made island in the Illinois River and the bridge construction
A quick overnight bikepacking trip from Peoria to Johnson Sauk Trail Park by Kewanee, along mostly the Rock Island Trail
Kinsey Park in Peoria has trails named after the Wizard of Oz, and the Land of Oz is a great trail on the north end
Bikerafting involves biking to a body of water, breaking down the bike and strapping it onto a raft, floating down as far as you want, and the reversing the whole procedure and biking on to the next spot.
Bike Peoria leads different bike rides, leaving from their location on Main St and Bushwhacker, to different local restaurants around Peoria.
The Mackinaw Canoe Club sponsors winter pool sessions to work on safety related things like self rescue's, assisted rescue, eskimo rolls, etc.
Well, kind of, or rather having the camera speed sped up to warp speed.
Here are few shots of the F.O.R.C. (Friends of Off Road Cycling) groups annual Frozen Fat Fondo Fest, held Jan 25th 2020. The wooded gathering scenes were at a spot called the "crotch" due to a crotch like shaped pair of trees you had to ride through. Well....you had the option to ride around it but with that came the pelting of snowballs by the crowd. Did I mention they were baking copious amounts of bacon here also??? The event was held at the Credit Island Lodge in Davenport, IA.
One of the first snowfalls of 2020, Fatbiking at Donovan Park
A hodgepodge of some clips I took during a ride today at Wildlife Prairie Park.
2 day bikepacking trip from Tremont to Sandridge State Forest and back
A quick overnight trip to Sand Ridge State Forest in August 2020
A 100K and 200K bike ride through Peoria County put on by Bushwhackers Robert Wu
The Whole Enchilada is a series of connected mountain bike trails that take you from the snow to the desert floor over the course of a few hours of pounding downhill. Here are some clips of me riding it this summer in Moab, Utah.
I know...I know...It's not a video from central Illinois-but here's a few clips of some mountain biking, sky diving, white water rafting, jeeping, hiking, etc I was lucky enough to do with our two old boys this summer.
Here's a video I helped put together for the First Ascent rock climbing gym in downtown Peoria.
Here's a little clip of some fat biking in the snow out at Kinsey Park in Peoria. Taken 11/27/2018
Rafting trip with Matt , 2018
Idaho, Washington and Utah with OARS
Pool sessions with the Mackinaw Canoe Club. Not a lot of kayaking in Illinois in January and Feb....so the Mackinaw Canoe and Kayak club offers pool sessions to practice techinque, rolls and rescue tactics.
First paddle of 2017 on the Mackinaw River
Pics from the Illinois River paddle
Aerial video of a ride around the hump track at Wildlife Prairie Park