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Easy Morning Bike Ride, MCT Madison to Marine
Getting the day started off right with a bike ride. MCT trail is a fabulous area to get out and go for miles! We will be starting at the Schoolhouse TH in Madison Co and go along Horseshoe Lake where we will connect up with the Nature Trail. From there we will continue onto Nickle Plate and transfer to the Heritage Trail. The Heritage Trail will take us the rest of the way to Marine. Returning trip is back the way we came unless we want to add another 3 miles by turning Left on Goshen. Total ride miles is estimated at 45 + miles. I figure a pace of 14 - 16 miles per hour to be done in the total time of 4 hours. I will have my Intermediate bike for this ride. We will hit the trail at 8 am. Best to be a bit early and ready to ride. Bring the usual items: 2 bottles of water, bike repair tools, helmet You can go to this site to see the route.

Madison Co Schoolhouse Trail

Harrison St. & IL 203 Just W of this intersection on Harrison St. · Madison, IL

Respond by: 8/11/2018

What we're about

Gateway Endurance is about more than hiking. This group is about physical activity. If there is an event that pertains to the indoors or outdoors that has you up and moving then that is what we are going for. The Endurance part of it is to challenge ourselves and see how far we can go before dropping to the ground. :D My idea is to post up to 3 events (oh yeah!) in 1 day. This would be making up our own mini triathlon. Example: Hiking, Biking, and Kayaking. The idea is to sign up for all 3 events and have a fun filled day! In any event......more than 1 activity in a day, can only be done, depending on how much daylight we have. And yes, we will be having hikes of 14 miles minimum if that is the only posting! I really like 20+ milers.

These hikes require some amount of coordination, for transportation, supply drops, etc. Therefore, signing up for a hike is a commitment - late drops could cause the event to be cancelled.

For a good mix of hikes, you might check out:

Let's Hike:

Beyond The Trail:


These will be strenuous events. We'll be moving fast and hard. So, no kids, no dogs, no +1.

Let's get out there and have fun!

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