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Please read the groups updated information below effective 11/25/2019.

We extend our sincere appreciation to Rob F for organizing and financing this group for the past several years.

Rob has discontinued his organizer role and I have paid the dues to prevent the group from being deleted.

I have also changed the group name from "Central Illinois Bicycle Touring" to "Pedal Peoria".

The name change better reflects the recreational pace, distance and local riding tours of the group.

The name Pedal Peoria also is the name of the annual recreational summer ride series started in 1998 that focuses on Peoria’s parks, history, current developments, arts, culture and social fabric.

We thank Sheldon Shafer and Eric Hutchinson for their work in creating the ride series which are co-sponsored by the IVW and the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

We welcome any and all levels of riding experience for those interested in joining our group rides.

We appreciate and want to supplement the cycling joys of Peoria’s bicycling clubs.

In case you do not know them they are:

• Peoria Bicycle Club

• IVW - Illinois Valley Wheelm'n

• PAMBA - Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association

• Bike Peoria Co-Op

Join us to meet other bicycle enthusiasts and to have some great two-wheeled adventures!

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Ride the Fox River Trail, Illinois Prairie Path & The Great Western Trail

These 3 trails intersect in the Chicago western suburbs.
They are located in a triangle in the St Charles, Elgin, Wheaton and Forest Park area.
There are lots of miles of great trails.

Ideally, this would be an overnight event
but the logistics of an overnight are more complicated.
There are plenty of hotels and a great campground in the area.

It can also work as a day event by doing an individual trail.
But, we would leave just wanting for more.

My thought is to do it in April if the weather is good otherwise in May or June.

The best resource is: traillink.com
This site stimulates you to ride. I'd like to gauge the interest or not in doing a group ride to these great rail trails. Please let us know whether or not you are interested.

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