Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council

Chicago Friars Ski & Bike Club​

Chicago ski club
Who we are

We are a diverse group of people who love to ski, camp, bike, canoe, and be active 365 days of the year.

New members are always welcome! Or join us for a trip or event!​ Explore our site.

We will participate in activities in the safest way possible including social distancing and requiring masks as the situation warrants. You are expected to participate safely and respectfully and abide by all local or club restrictions during this time. 

Summer Membership...


A summer-only membership is $15. An annual single membership is only $25 and a couple's membership is $35 -- any kind of couple living in the same house! Membership gets you a monthly newsletter and a spot on our email list. Learn more...

June 18-21, 2020: Camping at High Cliff State Park is CANCELLED. 

Wisconsin was not quite ready to let us social distance in the group camping spots. Better safe than sorry, I guess. See you in July (fingers crossed). 

July 12: Friars Annual Picnic has been CANCELLED.

While our picnic permit is still usable, eue to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no restroom facilities. We are talented but maybe not THAT talented. 

July 16-19: Camping at Governor Dodge State Park

Dodgeville, WI -- Group Site A -- reservation begins on Thursday but you can come on Friday too!
BYO everything!

Amishland and Lakes Bike Ride in Indiana has been CANCELLED.
Sunday, August 9: Meet 'n Eat at Galvin's Irish Pub

4 p.m. -- staying hopeful that we can do this in person!
5901 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago.
A few blocks west of Milwaukee Avenue and a little west of the Kennedy Expressway.

Friars enjoy all four seasons
Chicago ski club
CMSC racing