LGBT: LAKE GENEVA BAR TOUR (by bicycle)
On Saturday, September 16th we will meet in downtown Lake Geneva for our annual circum-navigational bike/bar ride around the lake!
Here’s ‘just the facts’:
THIS IS AN ALL DAY EVENT – START time depends on what you want to do:
Want some BREAKFAST before the ride? We will meet for coffee/light breakfast at Starbucks (885 W. Main Street, Lake Geneva) around 9/9:30a.
No Breakfast: Just want to ride? We’ll meet in the parking lot behind Champs (747 W. Main Street) READY TO RIDE at 11:15am.
THIS RIDE IS SOCIAL! The purpose is to be outside, enjoy the company of friends in good scenery with a bit of biking and beverages in between.
PARKING: Parking fees in the metered parking stalls are in effect and enforced daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Sunday. Parking at the Sage Street and Eastview/Dunn Field parking lots is free, year-round.
The ride is approximately 21 miles along a rolling landscape: some of the landscape is gentle, a small bit of it is not, all of it makes for a fun ride.
There are 5 pubs for us to rest our pedals – although we try to stop at them all, the total number of stops is a fluid evaluation of the fun had at each stop.
We will have lunch at either pub stop 3 or 4, depending on the hunger level of the group.
The ANNUAL GROUP PICTURE will be taken in front of the lake at our favorite stop.
We end the day ~6:30p at a restaurant for dinner and chuckles of the day’s events.
NOT FOND OF BIKING BUT STILL WANT TO HAVE FUN ? ? NOT TO WORRY!!!
There are lots of ways you can still join this group:
1) Bring your motorcycle --- leather is just as fun as lycra!
2) Rent a moped!! (if you can find one, let me know and I’ll help promote it to others for you!)
3) Drive it!! If you think you can offer “sag” assistance to your biking buddies in the unlikely event that something unexpected happens, you’re pretty much guaranteed that someone will buy you a beverage of your choice out of gratitude!!
I’M IN!!! WHERE DO I SIGN?
Look for the invitation to be posted to GroupSpace in the near future. It’s important that you reply to that electronic invitation so we don’t leave without you. If you’re not technically inclined, you can also just toss an email my way (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a call: 847.732.4804.
Come join us to celebrate the end of summer and welcome in the Fall Fun!!!
Attached is a link to a word doc that has all the details and maps.
2017 LGBT - Ibex article.docx
6 nights lodging at the 5-star Hotel Tokyu in Hakuba along with welcome drink and orientation at the hotel evening of arrival with local rep, full hot and cold breakfast buffet daily and 4-course dinner for 2 evenings
• Optional day tour programs available from Hakuba, including Masumoto Castle, Nagano Temple and Olympic Village, Saki Brewery, Snow Monkeys and more
• Transfer between Hakuba and Kanazawa via private coach with English speaking guide with walking tours along the way
2 nights lodging at the 4-star Hotel Nikko in Kanazawa along with daily breakfast buffet
• Transfer between Kanazawa and Tokyo Bullet Train with guided escort between Hotel and Kanazawa Station
• Transfer between Tokyo Station and Tokyo Hotel via private coach, including a city tour of Tokyo with a local guide
2 nights lodging at the 4-star Grand Prince New Takanawa along with daily breakfast buffet
• Transfer between Tokyo Hotel and airport via private coach with English speaking assistant
• All local taxes and current air taxes
• Mt Fuji Tour
• Lift tickets are not included but cost is approx. $30 per day
Price: $3,620 (based on double occupancy)
Forest Inn Suites – 2 bed/2 bath suites
• Walking distance to Heavenly Gondola Base Station
• 36 spots
• 5 day interchangeable lift ticket for Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood - All three are included in Epic Pass
• 3/24 - ORD to Sacramento 12:20 pm – 2:51 pm
• 3/31 – Reno /DEN/ORD – 1:36 pm – 4:46 pm; 6:10 pm – 9:35 pm
• Round-trip transfers to/from airport(s) – chartered bus
• Spacious living room with cable TV and fully equipped kitchens
• On-site full service ski rental shop with complimentary ski wax.
• Welcome reception with Hot Apple cider and snacks upon arrival
• Comp wine & cheese reception
• Complimentary continental breakfast daily
• $15 lunch credit for each lift ticket day per skier
• Price: $1,599
Sun Peaks Resort is an alpine ski resort located in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada, 56 km northeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
Deep steeps, long cruisers, gladed areas, powder stashes and corduroy groomers can all be found within 4,270 acres of skiable terrain. Three mountains surround a European-style, ski-through village filled with quaint shops, cafes and eateries. Sun Peaks has an abundance of activities and events for both on and off the slopes leaving you wishing for more time at Canada's second largest ski area.
Sun Peaks Grand (4-star hotel)
•4 day lift ticket
•Ski-in ski out hotel rooms
•Round-trip air ORD to Kelowna (via Vancouver)
oMar 9 - Depart ORD 7:25 am – 10:05 am; 11:20 am – 12:15 pm
oMar 14- Depart Kelowna 1:45 pm – 2:43 pm; 4:00 pm – 9:49 pm
•Transfers to/from airport
•Breakfast daily – 4 days hotel; 1 day Fresh Tracks
Located in Upper Michigan, Big Snow is best known as Indianhead and Blackjack mountains. A shuttle connects the two mountains.
•Indianhead Mountain Main Lodge – double occupancy
•2 day lift ticket – Indianhead and Blackjack
•Roundtrip motor coach to Big Snow
•Food and beer/wine on bus
•Includes 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park is the largest and most complete ski resort in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. With 700' of vertical, that's higher than any other ski area, and 75 runs, that's more than any other mountain, and 3 high speed lifts, that's more time skiing and less time riding the lifts.
Set on 405 acres, we have the largest and most perfect mix of beginner, intermediate and expert runs, including 4 terrain parks, 3 mogul runs, multiple tree skiing glades
Stoney Creek Hotel
- 32 spots
- 2 day lift ticket
- Drive up on your own
- Hotel 10 minutes from Granite Peak
- Breakfast daily
- Hotel drink tickets
- < 65 $225
- 65+ $195
• Kids staying in adults' room (<13) $75
Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal Valley, in the west Austrian province of Tyrol. It’s known for its ski areas with 136 kilometres of slopes, 100 percent of which are equipped with artificial snow-making machinery, and 57 state of the art lift systems.
For many skiers and snowboarders, a winter holiday in Mayrhofen starts with a single question: where first? How about the Penken mountain, or maybe the Rastkogel, or the Eggalm, the Ahorn or even the Hintertux Glacier, the only ski resort in Austria open 365 days a year? During the winter months these diverse peaks, ridges, resorts and mountains fuse together to form the Ski- und Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000 with almost 200 kilometres of pistes catering for skiers and boarders of all ages, abilities and ambitions.
And, last but by no means least, Mayrhofen is famous for its après-ski. Some of the top locations for partying the are the Harakiri-Bar, Mo's Café, theIcebar and the Elchbar at the top of the Penkenbahn cable car.
Taos Ski Valley is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico and is home to a distinctive European atmosphere combined with local Native American and Spanish cultures. Taos is a powder lover’s paradise and is known for having light dry powder, undetectable lift lines, steep chutes, big bumps, cornices and tree glades.
The resort grants access to 1,294 acres of skiable terrain and receives an average 300 inches of snowfall annually. The ski area has a great mix of terrain providing trails for all ability types and is home to one of the country’s highest rated ski schools. - onthesnow.com
· Snakedance Condos & Spa (2 bed/2 bath) - slope-side, 20 yds from Lift 1 quad
· 32 spots
· 7 nights, 5 day lift ticket
· Air: United (direct - ORD to Albuquerque)
o Jan 13 Depart ORD 9:25 am – 11:36 am
o Jan 20 Depart ABQ 9:25 am – 4:23 pm
o Welcome party
o Snakedance fleece vest
o 1 private dinner
· Optional 6-half-day ski week lessons for $158
Rising above the town of Whitefish, in beautiful northwest Montana, in the backyard of Glacier National Park (only 35 miles away), Whitefish Mountain Resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines at an unbeatable value. Whitefish’s Big Mountain is the quintessential skier's mountain averaging more than 300 inches of snow annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, and glades on all aspects.
Stats: 3000 acres, 105 marked trails, vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing, 5 terrain parks and a skier/boarder cross course, longest run - 3.3 miles (Hellfire)
Lodging: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake (Viking Lodge)
Adults <65 $1,685
Sr. 65-69 $1,665
Sr. 70+ $1,495
Kids 7-12* $1,000
Kids <7 * $ 875
*Kids staying in adults’ room
Escape to Margaritaville
Saturday November 18th, 2pm matinee performance, at the Oriental Theatre.
Tickets $99. Seats are Loge Right, rows A, B, C, & D.
Escape to Margaritaville, more than a musical, it’s a way of life.
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean’s warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of.
Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffet classics, this new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.
This is a Limited Pre-Broadway Engagement.
Purchase tickets online, by mail or at the June 7th Ibex meeting. If purchasing by mail or at meeting, you must email email@example.com to reserve your tickets.
Checks payable to Ibex Ski & Snowboard Club. Mail payments to: Ibex, po box 1542, Palatine, IL 60078
Only 30 total tickets available. Payment is due by June 7th Ibex meeting.
Bar of the Month
July 28 6:00 pm
CLB-Crystal Lake Brewing
150 N Main Street (one short block north of the Crystal Lake Train Station)
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Come and join me for some GREAT beer! We can order something to eat from a food truck that will be parked outside, or we can order a pizza from Georgio's that will deliver. It is the best pizza anywhere, in my opinion. There are also other places to order food from. Flavored water and soda are always available. There is usually a wine/beer combination that may appeal to wine drinkers. My friend, John O'Fallon, is one of the owners. He will roll out the red carpet for us, and set aside some tables. Arlington Heights and Palatine members can take the train to Crystal Lake. I hope to see you there.
JULY BIKE RIDE
Mark your calendar to join Ibex for a bike ride on Sunday July 9th 2017. We will ride ~ 24 miles (shorter ride available) of mostly trail riding on the Des Plaines River Trail in Lake County. Join us at 9:45 AM at the Prairie House Tavern. Please park across the street from the Tavern in the Metra lot for Prairie View/ Vernon Hills. We will ride out at 10 AM.
Our route will start with 2 miles of streets and/or sidewalks until we cross Milwaukee Ave and enter the Half Day Forest Preserve, where we will join up with the Des Plaines River trail and head north. Trails are paved asphalt or crushed limestone.
We should turn around at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, and return at about 1 PM for socializing and a meal if you want at the Prairie House. If you can’t make the bike ride, feel free to join us for lunch at 1 PM. RSVPs are appreciated so that a text can be sent out for any last minute changes. Please let me know if you are planning on coming and if texts are your preferred method of communication. Call or text Patrice C at 630.two three five.4209 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prairie House Tavern: 2710 N Main St, Buffalo Grove,IL 60089 847.415.2255
Time for Fun!
It’s the Annual IBEX Picnic!
If it’s July, it must be time for the annual IBEX picnic!
Come one, come all! Bring your friends & family!
Bring someone who may be interested in joining IBEX.
The most fun event of the summer will be held on
Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 11 AM until dusk at Busse Woods.
Please RSVP to ensure we have all the food you can eat!
IBEX will provide brats, hot dogs, burgers (regular & veggie), chips, water & dessert.
Bring Your Own Beverages (Please: No glass)
Please bring yourself, your appetite, your chair and your beverages.
We will have volleyball, marshmallow golf & games for all.
All help with the picnic is welcome.
We need helpers for set-up, clean-up & transportation of food & supplies.
To volunteer or have any questions, please contact:
Come see your WORLD SERIES CHAMPION CUBS!
GAME: Da Cubs vs. the Toronto Blue Jays
DATE: Sunday, August 20, 1:20 pm
LIMITED SPACE—RESERVE NOW! The Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council is doing a Rooftop Game again this year and Ibex is joining them again. We’re returning to the same Wrigleyville venue we used in 2016… this time, to see our WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS! We had a blast last year.
• One of the best rooftop views of Wrigley Field available
o Unobstructed by the new video screens
• All-inclusive food and drink
o Food served throughout the game o Beer, wine, and soft drink options. Alcohol served through the 7th inning o Vegetarian option available upon request
• Outdoor stadium seating on rooftop level
• Covered bleacher seating on club level • Indoor and outdoor eating areas • Bars on two levels • An elevator (which is NOT available at some other rooftop clubs) • Hours of FUN o The rooftop club opens for our event ONE HOUR prior to game, i.e., 12:20 pm (Food and beverage service starts then too.) o The rooftop club closes 30 minutes after finish of the game.
PRICE: $108 per person
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Pay at the 3/1 Ibex General Meeting or via Group Spaces
The Chicago Cubs vrs the Brewers In Milwaukee playing Saturday, September 23, 2017 6:10pm start time
Ticket price: $38 each. Includes Group Tailgating area*
Group sales begin on 2/8/17 and we must have 25 people for the group sales price. This is a drive up on your own event and you pay for parking ($11 advance purchase online). If available we would have a designated tailgate area for our group. We will set up tailgate plans when it gets closer…everyone can bring something to share along with their drinks and meat to grill. I will not cash the checks until I know I can get the tickets and we have at least 25 people. The Milwaukee brewers have a retractable roof so there are no rain outs.
If interested please issue a check to Ibex Ski and Snowboard Club and bring to the meeting on 1/18 or mail to me at: Joe Kelley, 190 Cherrywood Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Any questions email me at Ibextrips2016@skiibex.com
*Group tailing area will be included if it is available. This will be determined after tickets are purchased. Tailgating plans will be set up later. The event will not occur if we do not have a minimum of 25 people.