Let's meet in the Mt St Mary park parking lot located off of Prairie Street just east of IL-31 to be ready to ride at 6PM.
We will follow the Fox River Trail north and cross over the river on the lovely covered bridge to make our way a short distance through a residential area eventually crossing under Randall Rd. Then we will have a short distance to ride on Dean Street until we pick up the Great Western Trail which we will continue on to approx. IL-47. We will then turnaround and reverse the route back to the parking lot to complete an approx. 22 mile round-trip ride.
Click on the link to see the route:
You do not have to join me for the full ride; however keep in mind that you may be returning to the parking lot on your own if you choose to ride a shorter distance.
Pace: Approx. 12MPH average, but we will need to be cognizant that the sun sets at 8:25PM.
Trail Surface: Paved, streets and crushed limestone.
**Helmets are strongly advised for all riders** due to the inherent dangers when biking. Meetup.com, the organizer and other members of Girl With A Bike are NOT responsible for you or your safety; you are responsible for your safety if you attend this event.
• A good attitude
• Dress in comfortable layers and according to weather forecast
• Drinking water and snacks
• Supplies such as replacement inner tubes, patch kits and tools (tire levers, etc.) to repair flat tires that may occur
• Bike in ride-ready condition
I will NOT be able to help you make any repairs and please keep in mind that I am not a professional biker. I am simply a girl who enjoys biking and has enjoyed biking with the very wonderful people who have attended the previous biking meetups!