Adventure Ride (Graf Park, Wheaton)

Important:  I have not ridden this route and would prefer not to know a lot about it beforehand.  I am looking to have another adventure!!

Let's meet in the Graf Park parking lot located off of Manchester Road (Westwood Drive is the nearest cross street) to be ready to ride at 9AM.

We will be on the IPP and the Salt Creek Greenway Trail (some of the route will be ridden by roads and there will even be a bit of street riding).  The round-trip mileage is approx. 33 miles.

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 depends upon the trails and the attendees.  Also the after effects of the ride the day before (6 miles of serious hills and then 34 miles to WI) could be a factor.

Trail Surface:  Not sure as I haven't ridden this route before, but I am sure there will be crushed limestone.  :-)

**Helmets are strongly advised for all riders** due to the inherent dangers when biking., 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.

Please bring:

• 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!

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  • Renae

    What a day for a ride! Great company and loved the Salt Creek Greenway Trail as it was more my style. Trees, water, tunnels, bridges and just a whole lot less trail traffic!! :-) Could have done without the strong headwind on the way back to the parking lot though!! Crazy wind and Robin and Judd were such good troopers!! Great to see everyone!!

    July 27

  • Renae

    Heading out now so any RSVP changes or comments will not be seen by me until after the ride.

    See you all out there and ready to ride at 9AM. :-)

    July 27

  • Renae

    Same drill folks, I'll be there a bit early and ready to ride at 9AM. Please do not be offended if you show up at 9:01AM and we are gone.

    Any cancellation that is necessary will be posted by 7AM. As I mention often please use your judgement when determining whether or not to attend this ride.

    See you all in the morning!

    July 26

  • toni w.

    Unfortunately we can't make it either , kayaking on rock river Have fun!

    July 26

    • Renae

      Have fun kayaking and hopefully we will see you on a ride soon!

      July 26

  • Jeremy

    Changed my RSVP for Sunday to no. I have a lot of studying to do for my new job.

    July 26

    • Renae

      Good luck with the studying and the test!

      July 26

7 went

  • Renae
    Adventure Instigator, Mud Rider, Wind Master & Snow Conqueror, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Caron C.
    Adventure Cohort
  • Judd F.
    Adventure Cohort & Wind Master
  • Guy D. +1
    Adventure Cohort
  • Robin
    Adventure Cohort & Wind Master
  • A former member

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