These Locally-Owned Stores Have Everything You Need For Outdoor Fun

Man in a locally-owned sporting goods store shopping for backpacking and camping supplies

Spending time outdoors is an ideal way to unwind, get exercise, and enjoy natural beauty at the same time. And best of all, you can enjoy the outdoors year-round.

Head to one of these locally-owned stores where you’ll find everything you need for year-round fun:


Cook’s was originally called Carolina Home & Auto Supply and sold everything from tires to furniture. Today, the store focuses on sporting goods and is also a member of the world’s most powerful sports buying group. At Cook’s, customers can find the best products at reasonable prices. The service is always friendly and the knowledgeable staff can help you find the right gear for you. Their selection includes everything from snowboards to running shoes to tennis racquets. 

Lee’s Global Tackle

Lee’s Global Tackle offers a range of products that many anglers have never seen. The lures feature hard-to-find sizes and colors and many that are typically only found in Japan. The staff includes expert fishermen like Derek Jones. He specializes in smallmouth bass and is currently fishing in the Bassmaster Open. Let Derek and the other Global Tackle pros help you find the perfect items for a day of fishing. In addition to their specialty lures, the selection also includes reels, hooks, and fishing line.

Tip: The DuPage County Forest Preserve District allows anglers to cast a line year-round. During the winter months, the ice must be at least four inches thick to enjoy an afternoon of ice fishing. 

The Bike Hub

The Bike Hub treats everyone like family. Each member of their staff has extensive cycling knowledge and they use that expertise to help customers find the perfect bike for their size and needs. Offerings include three types of bikes along with gloves, helmets, and shoes.

The Bike Hub also offers the Road Club. Anyone who enjoys group rides is welcome, and bike checks are also provided before the fun begins. The rides are held several times a year and all participants receive ten percent off select products before and after the event.

If you would like to become a resident of our apartments in Lombard, please contact us. We will arrange a personalized tour where you can see firsthand all that our luxurious community has to offer. You can also schedule a tour online.

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