Local Partners

Outside Experience has teamed up with local partners and friends. Learn more about their stories below.

Bobby’s Bike Hike offers a variety of bike, walking and food tour options in the Chicago area that cater to a wide variety of interests and skill levels.   

Rocktown Adventures is a specialty outdoor retailer and outfitter. They want to take their passion for outdoor recreation and use it to help you find yours.

Wanderlust Outfitters is committed to inspiring you to explore the world and supplies you with rad gear & apparel by your favorite outdoor brands for your trip.

Adventures Accessed's goal is to connect with nature by providing all equipment, transportation, food & experiences for groups to explore National Forests.

Home of the 2018 US National Skydiving Championships. Located about an hour west of Downtown Chicago in Rochelle, just west of Northern Illinois University.

Viking is a full service ski and snowboard shop, committed to top-notch service and quality for 50 years, with locations in Chicago and Barrington, Illinois.

At Summit, we treat climbing as a sport & climbers as athletes. Developing a mindset, learning specific techniques & putting in hard work. That is summit.

Let's Roast is Chicago's only rider owned BMX shop that also sells and services all types of bikes.

Kayak Chicago is Chicago's premier water sports outfitter, offering guided tours, rentals and lessons at 3 Chicago locations on the River and Lake Michigan.

Outside Experience is proud to support and work with Naval Station Great Lakes MWR.

The Recyclery Collective is a non-profit educational bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving access to tools, skills, and opportunities for collaboration.

Locally owned and operated and with 3 locations, Outpost Sports prides itself on high quality products for outdoor adventure and friendly customer service.

The Outdoor Adventure Club is a student-run organization which promotes the seeking of adventure outside of the classroom.

Chicago Athlete magazine is an active sports and lifestyle publication with a focus on running, cycling, triathlon, fitness and adventure activities.

The Bolingbrook Park District is a public park and recreation agency located in Bolingbrook, Illinois. We provide opportunities to reconnect people with their community.

The Friends of the Forest Preserves community unites people to protect, promote, and care for the forest preserves in Cook County.

After nearly a century in business, Kaehler continues to equip Chicagoan's with refined luggage, modern travel accessories, and exceptional customer service.

Wisconsin Hoofers is the premier outdoors club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hoofers is one of the oldest and largest student organization on campus.

Mox Multisport is Chicago's most experienced bicycle racing store.  From racing Divy's on the way home, to Ironman, we will get you to your finish line.

Asylum offers the best Indoor ramps, rails, steps & more for skateboards, bikes, scooters & inline skates. Located in nearby Lake Bluff, IL

100 years of experience + highest customer ratings. We are Chicago's #1 source for chimney services, fireplaces, grills, mantels and gas stoves.

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

The Great Lake Plunge Evanston's  family-friendly open-water swim event on July 28th helps funds swim lessons for children.

Your source for everything BBQ! Shop our wide range of grills, wood fired ovens, grilling accessories, BBQ sauces and rubs, outdoor kitchen essentials

The Chopping Block, Chicago’s premiere recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers guests a large slate of hands-on and demonstration classes.

Backyard BBQ Store is a retail store that specializes in BBQ's both gas and charcoal plus smokers, Patio Furniture, Outdoor Kitchens, Gas Logs and Fireplace accessories.

Fiesta del Sol is the largest Latino Festival in the Midwest drawing over 1 million visitors every Summer. The Festival is organized by the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council

Hop in a kayak and explore the Chicago River with Shedd! Our Kayak for Conservation program takes you down the Canal to learn about the diverse ecosystem of the river.

70,000 acres of wild and wonderful in Cook County, IL. Explore for an hour, a day or even a night.

Helios provides drone mapping services for environmental conservation and land reclamation projects

Go Ape Chicago is an aerial adventure and zip line experience located in Western Springs, IL. Traverse 50+ crossings, Tarzan swings and epic zip lines.