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New ski park owners bringing summer back

New ski park owners bringing summertime back

The ski park is restoring mountain bike riding and summer chairlift flights. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Discussion Guidelines and Frequently asked questions James Cruse, of Orland, center, snowboards at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park in 2016. (Image: Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight) Buy Photo And the brand-new owners wish to broaden the park’s of …

See all stories on this subject Club unites those who love biking Greetings fellow Oak Lawnians! Now that summer season finally is here, great deals of us move our exercises outdoors. For those of you who are cycling lovers, whether it’s off-road riding, touring or racing, the Bike Psychos Cycling Club welcomes you to check out what the club needs to provide. Bike Psychos has a long history in Oak Lawn and has remained in presence for over 30 years. “Everybody has a piece of info. I wish we had a club historian,” stated Karolina Hogueisson, the club’s current president. As president, Hogueisson not only delights in the cycling lifestyle, she’s also concentrated on broadening membership in addition to including more club flights and programs. Hogueisson said, “The club’s been around a long-time and has a long history in the suburbs and I wanted to rejuvenate and increase membership,” Hogueisson said. “We want to generate devoted members, but anybody can ride with us. We want to have flight leaders like Mikel Whicher and Jim Tomaszewski, who are fearless flight and walking event leaders.” The club fulfills the very first Monday of the month from in March thru November, and there constantly seems to be members who take it upon themselves to organize a winter getaway, whether it be a bike ride (weather condition allowing) or a winter walking. The club seems to be developing into a year-round club, which is excellent for members who have cabin fever. “Whenever I register for a flight, I share it with the club,” said Hogueisson. The club has flights throughout the week and on weekends, including a few camp/bike trips, Hogueisson said. “We have a trip every Thursday constantly at 9 a.m. Frequently, we ride from Lake Katherine in Palos Heights. We also have a night flight on Wednesdays and we’re likewise looking at Monday flights. We wish to accommodate people who can do a 6 p.m. ride,” she said. Club members include newbies to experienced racers of all ability levels and capabilities. “The flights are open to everybody,” Hogueisson said. “We will adjust our speed and route to the group’s capabilities. No one is left.” Hogueisson said she “uncovered biking after many years.” “I bought a bike and began taking a look at different (100 mile) century rides, and encountered other club members, like Mikel Whicher,” Hogueisson said. “I just went to a meeting and we started going over the Century Trip and I wanted to be associated with organizing the club and it’s near my neighborhood.” Bike Psychos will host its yearly Century XXXIV bike ride Aug. 20. The trip, now in its 34th year, begins from Coal City High School, 655 W. Division St. in Coal City. The Century consists of five flight levels: 30, 50, 70, 100 and 124 miles. The flight continues rain or shine and begins between 6:30 -10:30 a.m. Over the years, the Club has actually had anywhere from 350 to 800 participants turn out for the Century, which is open to everyone, including non-club members. Hogueisson encourages anybody who has an interest in discovering more about the club to “come and join us and see what we’re everything about. Come see on your own.” More information is at www.bikepsychos.net or e-mail: info@bikepsychos.net. Single membership is $20, household $25. The minimum age to sign up with is 18. Here’s our star statements: Pleased 3rd birthday to Cayden Mathews, from his parents, Shannon and Chris, grandparents and family. Delighted 12th birthday to Max Zobak, from his moms and dads, Tom and Karen, and sibling, Zach. Delighted 14th birthday to Max Gilligan from her moms and dads and grandparents. Pleased 26th birthday to Eric Peterson, from his parents, Nolan, Ella and family. Birthday dreams head out to Danielle Erdakos, who’s turning 29. Birthday wishes head out to Rita Mae Hoy, from her mama, Agnes Mark. Pleased birthday to Millie Woolls from her hubby, Gary, household and grandchildren, Trula and Jaxson. Birthday wishes go out to Jim Simon, from Terry, Wendy and Cubbie. Congratulations to Erica and Wyo Petzel on the birth of their boy, Oliver Eli Petzel-Flashman, who was born on April 23. Wedding event anniversary wants go out to the following couples: Christopher and Amanda Gornik on their First anniversary; Tim and Linda LoScuito on their Fifth anniversary; Joe and Fran (Bailea) Petzel on their 11th anniversary; Bob and Laurie Belin who are commemorating their 55th anniversary and Joe and Dee Harr who are celebrating their 60th anniversary, with love from their kids. Keep your fellow Oak Lawnians informed about birthdays, unique events or special things happening with your household or within the community at 708-899-9544 or cjpetzel@spcglobal.net. Until next time … Cheryl Petzel is a freelance columnist.

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