Axletree – The Night Bison

The Night Bison

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The 2016 Axletree Night Bison.

Departs from Pub West in Waterman, IL at 6pm, sharp. Plan on being there at 5pm to park, register, get your swag, and get yourself put together. Route will be uploaded one week in advance of event. Ride your heart out and enjoy the rural sunset and twilight. The ride ends at Pub West, and you can join us for post-event festivities.

This is a first for us, having people pre-register for the event. For $35 you get a T-shirt, post-ride beers, and a post-ride meal at the Pub West (pulled pork, roast beef, various salads, and fresh pizza…plus beer. Did we mention beer?)
Proceeds will be donated to a Chicago-area bicycle-related charity. Read more about that here.

The first 100 to register as Early Bird registrants get a t-shirt, beer, dinner, ride, and a free water bottle. Thanks to the generosity of SRAM, one of those Early Birds will also get a Sram Rival 1 groupset!

Golden tickets are sold out!

If you hate eating food and drinking beer with friends after a hard ride, then $20 will you get a T-shirt, entry into the event, but that doesn’t include get food or drink (did we say beer?)
If you don’t preregister, we most likely won’t have a shirt for you, and probably won’t have food for you either. We’re ordering food based on registration…so get in here! Ticket sales close 8/29.

Shirt sizing comes at time of order–please select your sizing!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages can ride. We will be carding, and those under 21 cannot enter Pub West, sadly. Laws be laws, folks.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Drive, Metra, ride, carpool, or borrow your friend’s jet-pack. Good news is, there’s a lot of free street parking in Waterman.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Bring a sense of adventure and be self-sufficient (tubes, tools, pumps, etc.). Bring a bike ready for some gravel-loving. Bring monies, because we’ll have swag to sell, and we’ll take donations.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Hit up

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
We can probably figure something out, but all of your friends have already registered, so there is probably no one to transfer it to.

Can I update my registration information?
That likely requires more technical competency than we have.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CDT)
Pub West – 100 East Adams Street, Waterman, IL 60556 – View Map