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Up North Guided Tours

Northbrook, IL, USA
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About Up North Guided Tours
Customized, Small/Private Group FAT Bike Guided Tours! Chicagoland is great for riding fat bike as off-road trails have only a bit of elevation change, some trails are well-maintained/others are rough, both singletrack and wider trails r available, + trail routes for any skill level do exist and we know where they are. We have higher-end equipment that is included in pricing (bikes/helmets/H2O bottles), we provide hydration/nutrition and reasonable challenge/low-key instruction based on your skill set and condition, + we stress safety above all. Your guide has been riding MTB since ‘89 (fat bike since 2009), is WFR certified, + is focused on U and your safe/enjoyable outdoor experience! COVID-19 precautions: guide fully vaccinated, equipment sanitized bef/aft rides, masks on pre/post-ride, social D maintained, + rides limited to your family/besties of 3. Northbrook: 1.5 hrs of riding, 1-3 riders=$120. Palos: 3 hrs of riding, 1 - 3 riders, includes specialty sandwich lunch=$240.
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Karen W wrote a review Jul 2021
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Josh created an ABSOLUTELY AWESOME biking, hiking and lunch adventure that perfectly suited my requests. The day was impeccably planned and professional and Josh is a very knowledgeable guide. He thought of everything! I felt completely at home as a solo traveller and would most certainly recommend the service to anyone. The outing was a trip highlight.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Josh W, Owner at Up North Guided Tours
Responded 1 Aug 2021
Karen, thank you so much for coming out, it was indeed a very special day! Bit of bike, bit of hike, some lake, and a real connection. Perfect! It was my pleasure getting you into the outdoors. Fun! Cheers, Josh
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Scott B wrote a review Aug 2020
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We went on a fat bike ride of diverse trail biking early am Chicago area for a workout: from singletrack to double track trail, from manicured to rough trail, and from flat stretches to some elevation change. Off-road riding is strung together using shorter stretches of sidewalk. Josh customizes the ride to each bikers ability and experience. Have to do it again!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Josh W, Owner at Up North Guided Tours
Responded 29 Aug 2020
Thanks for coming out Scottie! Was a great morning workout. Your kind words are appreciated, glad you enjoyed our alternative to going to the gym. See you again soon, Josh
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firetravel911 wrote a review Jul 2018
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida3 contributions
Such a fun ride with Josh! Me and my husband are from Florida and myself being a novice rider and my husband being a intermediate rider found this ride great for all levels. Josh is very knowledgeable and super laid back. Would recommend this to people who love the outdoors and want to escape the fast paced city life!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Joshua W, Owner at Up North Guided Tours
Responded 3 Aug 2018
Thank you so much, Melissa. It was a treat taking you and Tim out! So glad you had fun. You two are living the life. Best, Josh
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Paul M wrote a review Jun 2018
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I would highly recommend taking a tour on a fatbike with Josh for a fresh outdoor experience around NB & surrounds. Riding a fatbike is similar to a regular bike except it is more at home off the beaten track, on grass, mud or through the forests. It's a great ride for all experience levels as Josh tailors the route and intensity to your capabilities and you get new/varied scenery. It's a great way to excercise and to see the trails (Skokie lagoons, forest preserves) around the north shore. I would definitely go again.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Joshua W, Owner at Up North Guided Tours
Responded 12 Jun 2018
Thank you for coming out Paul! We are glad you enjoyed our local natural surroundings from a bit of a different vantage point. Your kind words are greatly appreciated! See you on the trails. -Josh JP Washlow Managing Member Up North Guided Tours, LLC
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