Chase the Moon is a ride, not a race, and the length of the route is determined by the will of your legs! Nocturnal riders will start at the Warrenville Commons Shopping Center in Warrenville and have the opportunity to travel the typically limited-access roads at Fermilab under a star-filled sky, and enjoy a healthy breakfast at the end of the ride. Dedicated bicycle enthusiasts will be able to ride a 20 mile route, while more recreational participants can shorten the route to as little as two miles if desired. Chase the Moon is presented by and all proceeds benefit The Conservation Foundation.
The Warrenville Commons is located on the NE corner of Route 59 & Batavia Roads in Warrenville.
The Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit land and watershed protection organization that was established in 1972 by business and community leaders and is dedicated to preserving open space and natural lands, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeast Illinois. Working closely with citizens, elected officials, developers, land use planners, park districts and forest preserves, The Conservation Foundation and its more than 5,000 members and donors have contributed to the protection of more than 30,000 acres of open space in northeastern Illinois. The Foundation's main office is located at the 60-acre McDonald Farm in Naperville and a program office is located at the historic Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery. In 2012, The Conservation Foundation is celebrating 40 years of saving the lands and rivers you love. For more information about activities, programs and membership, visit www.theconservationfoundation.org or call 630-428-4500.
All participants must wear a helmet at all times during the ride. All participants must have a headlight (flashlight will do) during the ride. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children riding their own bicycles will need to register also.
All Participants Receive: • A short-sleeved, 100% cotton Chase the Moon T-shirt • Bicycle repair (Sag Wagons) will be available • Breakfast supplied upon return
Check in will be located in front of the Warrenville Ace Hardware on the far eastern end of the Warrenville Commons (see map). Free parking is available. Music & pre-ride festivities will begin at 10:00 pm on July 28th, with the ride officially starting at 12:01 am on July 29th.
NOTE: The route closes at 12:15am and no riders will be allowed onto it after that time.