2019 Camping Schedule

The 2019 MCBC camping trips will have a reduced schedule this year either due to lack of trip leaders or lower participation.  The trips planned will have at least 3 to 4 days of rides of 20 to 40 miles or other activities planned for each outing. Canoeing, kayaking and hiking are often available, as well as cultural events or attractions and shopping. Contact the hosts for the trip to get more information and to let them know you are planning to attend. Maps, cue sheets, pot luck info and final details are usually only provided to those who plan to attend via e-mail. Non-camping and non-riding members are encouraged to join in on the trips at nearby motels, which can be found on the internet or from the hosts. Web sites for each campground have additional information and directions. Thirty-one members participated last year, with more at the campgrounds than the motels, so don’t miss the good times, great food and beautiful scenery.

For more information about MCBC camping trips, contact any host or the Foins, 815-678-2132, or .

Download a copy of the schedule here: redarrow


September 16-20: Madison, Wisconsin (Monday-Friday)


Leaders: Jeff and Mary Anna Bott, 847-477-5865,  

LAKE FARM PARK CAMPGROUND, 3101 Lake Farm Road. 608-246-3896.

The Botts will be leading this weekday only trip, with no campground reservations necessary; electric-only sites, 20-30-50 amp. Reservations can be made if you have a favorite site. Several road and trail rides are available for all bikers as well as everything that Madison has to offer.

Let them know if you plan to attend, to help with their activities plan.


October 7-11: Starved Rock State Park, Illinois (Monday-Friday)


Leader: Joanna Hosteny, 773-779-3251,

STARVED ROCK STATE PARK CAMPGROUND, Utica, Illinois, starved_rock

Joanna is going to give it another try with the hopes of enough to have the trip.  Enjoy the usual beautiful fall color and temperatures and this will be a weekday only trip utilizing the large, open sites at the campground, electric only, mostly 20-30 amp. All sites can be reserved. Rides and hiking to suit the weather and the lodge or motels for dining and non-campers.