Night Ride at Donovan Park/Cyds

  • Short little video of a short little ride during the first day of the shelter in place proclamation during the Corona virus pandemic in 2020. Proper  social distances were maintained at all times.

Frozen Fat Fondo Fest 2020

 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. 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. 

Fatbiking Donovan Park 2020

One of the first snowfalls of 2020, Fatbiking at Donovan Park

60 Seconds of Wildlife Prairie Park

A hodgepodge of some clips I took during a ride today at Wildlife Prairie Park. 

Sandridge State Forest Bikepacking

2  day   bikepacking  trip  from  Tremont  to  Sandridge  State Forest and  back

Illiniois River Bluff Trail

 Matt Birmingham who is developing a new Youtube channel that focuses on a lot of the different outdoor hikes and trails in the central Illinois area. Check out his channel at  and his Facebook page by the same name, Matts Outside.

2019 Dutch CLassic

A 100K and 200K bike ride through Peoria County put on by Bushwhackers Robert Wu

The Whole Enchilada Trail

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.

Clips from our 2019 Trip to Moab

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. 

first Ascent PEORIA

Here's a video I helped put together for the First Ascent rock climbing gym in downtown Peoria. 

Fat biking out at Kinsey Park

Here's a little clip of some fat biking in the snow out at Kinsey Park in Peoria. Taken 11/27/2018

Kind of a weird hike at Kinsey Park

The fog was rolling it, the trails were too muddy to bike, so I thought I'd go for a hike. This is what I came back with.

Sorry...trip with my son...had to include it

Rafting trip with Matt , 2018

Idaho, Washington and Utah with OARS

Pool sessions with the Mackinaw Canoe Club

Pool sessions with the Mackinaw Canoe Club. Not a lot of kayaking in Illinois in January and the Mackinaw Canoe and Kayak club offers pool sessions to practice techinque, rolls and rescue tactics. 

Trip to Colorado this summer

Trip to Colorado 

First paddle of the year on Jan 1

First paddle of 2017 on the Mackinaw River

Video of an early morning trip on the Illinois River

Pics from the Illinois River paddle

Aerial view of the bump track at Wildlife Praire Park

Aerial video of a ride around the hump track at Wildlife Prairie Park

Obstacle race at Wildlife Prairie Park

Video of a obstacle race at Wildlife Prairie Park

Pool sessions

Feb 17, 2019 Pool session with Mackinaw Canoe Club