Muddy in Spots
Some patches of mud, usual places. Pretty good overall.
DrewHagen on 7/30/2015
Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival
(July 25, 2015)
The 2015 Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival is coming up!
When: August, 23rd
Where: Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood, IL
Click here to register via the USAC website
Be sure to check out the Race Flyer for more info, and head over to
the maps page for information on the KMBC trails.
Trails Opened (but still muddy!)
(June 2, 2015)
Thanks the the incredible efforts of a very large group of volunteers from KMBC, Wild Card Cycling, riders from the Griffen Bike crew and from the Fay Pickering system, the trails have started the recovery process, and the park has opened them back up.
Please note that the trails still need to dry. As always, if you find that your leaving a noticible track, jump off the trails and wait for them to dry up!
Thanks to everyone that volunteered their time and energy to this effort. KMBC is incredibly thankful!
Temporary Trail Closures
(May 25, 2015)
Unfortunately, Kickapoo State Park was hit very hard by some strong storms over the last several weeks, resulting in considerable trail damage. There is a work day scheduled for May 30th,
beginning at 10:00 am. Please join if you are able.
For those interested in donating extra to help with the repair process, consider becoming either a
paying KMBC member, or
making an additional donation by clicking here.
(May 4, 2015)
Hi everyone - KMBC is working with Primal on few pieces of cycling gear, including KMBC Bibs ($96),
men's and women's full zip jerseys ($60),
KMBC downhill style jerseys ($60),
KMBC arm warmers ($25), and
KMBC wind vests ($66).
If you want to deck yourself in KMBC gear, place your order by May 18, 2015! Click here to access the Primal site, create an account, select what you would like and where you would like it
shipped (note: shipping is $10). We need to get to 15 on at least one item, and then any item thereafter will have a minimum order of 10.
Pi Day Spring Updates
(March 14, 2015)
The sun is finally coming out, which means that we are all itching for a good ride! As always, remember that the Kickapoo Mountain Bike trails will be closed until we are out of the freeze-thaw
cycle and the trails get the chance to dry up. If you are leaving a rut then it is time to find some gravel to ride!
In the meantime, we have been working on a few off-season projects and updates. One of our members has been hard at work puting together map resources for those of you who like to work with them.
Head over to the maps page to check these out! There will also be ongoing changes to this site to make the membership process a bit easier for everyone, so keep an eye out
for those updates!
(October 24, 2014)
Due to hunting, the trails are closed to biking for the following dates:
- First Firearm Deer Season: 11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
- Second Firearm Deer Season: 12/4/2014 - 12/7/2014
We will update this area as additional dates are worked out.
Results are in!
(September 15, 2014)
Follow the links below to view the results from the 2014 Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival XC race.
Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival Rain Date: September 13
(August 24, 2014)
A rain date has been established for the Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival. Due to the unfortunate weather system that swept through Kickapoo State Park, the Fat Tire Festival has been rescheduled for September 13. If another system passes through, the 14th will be used as a backup.
Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival 2014: August 23rd & August 24th
(July 30, 2014)
Great news - The annual Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival is quickly approaching, and registration has gone live! Click here to sign up, and click here to view the race flyer!
Indiana's DINO series comes to Kickapoo State Park: August 2nd
(July 30, 2014)
The DINO race series is hosting their first Kickapoo State Park race in 17 years, on August 2, 2014.
Click Here for the DINO organization's website, and for more information on the race and volunteering to help out.
Upcoming Work Day: May 25th
(May 19, 2014)
We have had plenty of rain, so Kickapoo has been growing like crazy. We have several projects on the docket including a big-time trail reroute, and plenty of trimming.
The plan is to meet at the trail head by 9:00 am, and work until 12:30 pm. Hopefully this will be followed by a little food and riding!
(April 27, 2014)
Note: We're getting a bit of rain for the next few days. Please stay off the new trails until they dry out again. We would hate to see so many man-hours wasted to a few maverick riders!
KMBC is happy to announce that this week of trail work far exceeded our wildest expectations! Thank you to Dewayne and all of the volunteers to doing some of the most impressive work that we have seen in a long time! Once the trails dry up, get out there and ride!
Oh, also, Nick Mann took some wonderful photos! Check em' out here!
All Caps are Sold!
(April 16, 2014)
Thanks to the wonderful community of riders who gave their hard-earned dollars to support KMBC, we have sold off all of our premium memberships and have met our funding goal!
We appreciate all of the support we have received, and are excited to welcome so many into the KMBC family. If you did not get a chance to purchase a membership-drive membership,
you can still become an annual member by clicking here.
Your KMBC Team
The Drive is Live & Hunting Hours
(April 13, 2014)
**Update (April 15, 2014): As of 5:00 pm this evening, we only have 6 caps left! Get yours while we still have them!**
The KMBC team is gearing up for an eventful riding season. First up: Trek's Dewayne Buratti will be with us from April 22nd until April 26th. We have launched a one-week membership drive, complete with custom headset caps!
Check out the membership drive page for more info, and become a member today!
From April 14 - May 15, one hour before sunrise until 1:00 pm, the trail areas are set aside for hunting, so riding is a no-go. It's a nice time of year to enjoy warm afternoon rides.
Spring Trail News
(March 23, 2014)
We are getting so close to riding season, but until we have some consistently warm temperatures without any precipitation, the trails are going to stay soft. Please resist the temptation to ride the trails when they are not ready - ruts can quickly become puddles, and puddles can quickly become hours of work for the club, which takes time away from other more important projects. Which brings us to...
Trek Trail Days
Trek's very own trail guru Dewayne Burratti will be visiting the KMBC from April 22nd - April 26th. With his expert guidance, we will be tackling some major trail projects, and we will cap the week off with a Saturday night social event. We will update this space as we develop our plans further.
Welcome! We're testing some new features.
(November 4, 2013)
Welcome to the updated Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club website! This site is under construction and we are currently testing our interactive features (forums, conditions, etc)
Feel free to poke around and let us know if you find any issues by email firstname.lastname@example.org
(January 27, 2013)
KMBC is already gearing up for a great season of riding and racing! If you have never been to the mountain bike trails at Kickapoo state park, check out our trail map, get some directions, and start planning a trip into our neck of the woods! If you are already an active trail rider consider coming to one of our upcoming trail days. Starting in February, these monthly events allow you to:
- Get to know and ride with the KMBC crew
- Take ownership of the trail
- Dream up new lines and put them into place
- Enjoy free food and drink at the trail head at the end of the event
(January 26, 2013)
The gang at KMBC have been putting their collective talents to good use and you can reap the rewards! Watch this space over the next few months for brand new trail maps, information on this year's KMBC events, including our big race, and a bit about our new membership possibilities.