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Mundelein to Chicago Botanic Garden ~ 35 Miles Out-and-Back

  • Carmel Catholic High School

    1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, Il (map)

    42.270576 -87.986824

  • Northeast Parking Lot
  • Join us for a trail ride to - and through - the Chicago Botanic Garden!

    From Mundelein, we will take the North Shore Bike Path to Lake Bluff, where we will pick up the Skokie Bike Path. The SBP will take us to within two miles of the Garden; the last two miles of our trip will be on-road. The trails we will be riding consist of packed, crushed stone and asphalt; your road bike - if that's your riding preference - should handle the stone path just fine. Once at the Garden, we'll enjoy some sight seeing and can grab a bite to eat at the Garden Cafe.

    Garden admission is free for bicyclists!

    On Friday evening, I will email my cell phone number to all those who have RSVPed "Yes" by that time - if you are not present AND have not contacted me by 8:30 am on Saturday, I will assume you are not coming. As always, if you RSVP "Yes" but your plans change, please kindly update your RSVP to "No" on the Meetup site before the scheduled ride time.

    We will meet in the northeast parking lot of Carmel CHS (turn off of Route 176 onto Carmel Parkway - first parking lot on your left).

    Suggested Items to Bring
    - Front and Back Lights
    - Helmet
    - Spare Inner Tube
    - Portable Air Pump / CO2 Cartridges
    - Tire Levers
    - Photo ID
    - Cash / Debit/Credit Card
    - Two Water Bottles
    - Sunglasses
    - High Energy Snacks (PowerBars, Clif Bars, Trail Mix, etc)
    - Cell Phone
    - Sunscreen and Lip Balm
    - Bike Lock
    - Camera

    You are strongly urged to wear a helmet and refrain
    from wearing headphones / earbuds while riding.
    All cyclists bike at their own risk.

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  • Marc R.

    Going to join in with Pam at the Silo.

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • Killian S.

      What time are you guys meeting there...I don't want to have to deal with the crushed limestone

      June 21, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    An alternative starting point for anyone who may be concerned about the condition of the crushed stone trail from Carmel to the paved Skokie Valley Bike Path due to the rain... several people are meeting at the now vacant Shepard Chevrolet lot in Lake Bluff, located just east of Dominick's (corner of Waukegan Rd and Rt 176) off Rt 176. You will cut about 14 miles off your round-trip trek if you start in Lake Bluff. I will be starting at Carmel - may move onto the road if the trail is too boggy.

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • Pam W.

      an option for the faint of trail riders (me included) while everyone else is enjoying the gardens, we can ride thru the gardens and pick up the North Shore Trail and do a few quick loops on the circle, just south of the Gardens. I think it's about a 4 mile loop, so we could easily add 8 miles before the rest are finished eating!.....just a thought

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Mary

    How fast are you riding?

    June 21, 2013

    • Kathi T.

      Mary, if you can maintain 12-14 mph, you should be fine.

      June 21, 2013

  • Killian S.

    I have to work at 12 so I'll rose out with you guys then I have to hurry back

    June 20, 2013

  • Pam W.

    Casey and I will meet you at the Skokie Valley Trailhead.

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to the group and this sounds like a great ride. I have not been in that direction, mostly go West. Looking forward to it... Rodney :)

    June 19, 2013

  • Killian S.

    I ride up to the botanical gardens all the time from Lake Bluff...good ride

    June 18, 2013

  • Pam W.

    Checking to see if we will be here Sat. Would love to do this.

    June 17, 2013

  • Brian L.

    Wish I could but working

    June 16, 2013


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