By Land and By Water - Fox River Bike and Kayak

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Jon J. Doerr Forest Preserve

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  2: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Group size: 12

Paddle and cycle the Fox River with the REI Outdoor School! You will kayak a five mile section of the beautiful Fox River, to the town of St. Charles. Lunch will be provided in St. Charles and kayaks will be traded for bikes. You'll return to the starting point via the Fox River Trail. The total biking distance will depend on the group and will be between 6-10 miles at a relaxing pace. This outing is for anyone looking for a relaxing exploration of the Fox River valley. Kayaks, kayak equipment, bikes, bike equipment, and lunch provided. Please contact us with any dietary restrictions by email at or by phone at (312) 929-3047.

  • Have an adventure in a beautiful location by boat and bike

Jon J. Doerr Forest Preserve

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Park in the main parking lot, next to the Blackhawk Station of the Fox River Trolley. Walk south, towards the river, to the boat launch. If you have any questions, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm at 312-929-3047; or Friday-Sunday on our after-hours phone at 312-834-3734; or by email at - all of these are monitored mailboxes.