Raceway Woods used to be the home of Meadowdale Raceway in the 1950s and 60s. It was later converted to a Forest preserves. Parts of the old racetrack track can still be seen and explored while hiking in the area.
This is a great time to enjoy a short MINI drive, an historic and scenic spot, hang out with MINI friends, and have a casual cookout.
WRAPUP: Great weather, fun drive, good eats, and hanging out with MINI friends.. what could be better? We had a group of 8 MINIs take the backroads to get to Raceway Woods where we were joined by another couple MINIs. We took over the cooking area and had a fun afternoon eating, visiting and checking out the trails. Huge thanks to Rus and Tawana for the drive route planing, and Craig and Beth bringing the grill and attending to the cooking duties!!
Photos by Steve |
Leashed dogs are welcome at Raceway Woods (as long as you clean up after them).
UPDATE: 10/01/2013 Not positive if our meetup start location is pet friendly.. If they are not, please be courteous and we will work get everything going as smoothly as we can.
WHAT: A drive, and a bring your own picnic lunch, casual hangout. If you like, bring a little extra to share
WHERE: Meetup for the drive at Crabtree Nature Preserves 3 Stover Rd. Barrington Il
Raceway Woods is off Rt 31 in Carpentersville IL
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WHEN: Leave Crabtree Nature Preserves at about 10:30 arrive at Raceway Woods at about 11:30 Rain or Shine
WHO: CMMC members and any potential club members
WHAT ELSE?: Optional FRS radio tuned to Channel #1, subchannel #1, suntan lotion, bug spray, your favorite MINI clothing. shoes for walking if you’d like to explore the trails.
If you are bringing a portable grill and are willing to share some space on it, please let us know!!
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