Let's meet in the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve parking lot located off of Plainfield Naperville Road (W Bailey Road is the nearest cross street) to be ready to ride at 6PM.
We will head out of Springbrook Prairie FP toward E 75th Street to ride on a trail beside E 75th Street and follow that to the W Branch DuPage River Trail south and eventually make our way onto the DuPage River Trail to complete an approx. 18 mile round-trip ride.
Note: There may be a slight variation in the route as having ridden it last night I now realize that a portion of the route may actually be grass trails! If that section is dirt I am open to riding it, but grass could be a different story. We will get in the miles one way or another. :-)
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 8:19PM.
Trail Surface: Crushed limestone and paved.
**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!