Past Meetup

Prairie Trail ~ Crystal Lake to Richmond ~ - 30 Miles Out-and-Back

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Join us for a ride on the Prairie Trail from Crystal Lake to Richmond. This leg of the trail is a combination of paved and gravel surfaces; we have ridden it on cruisers, mountain bikes, hybrids and road bikes so your set of wheels should work just fine. Pace will be 11-14 mph; if everyone is feeling spry in Richmond, we can discuss whether we'd like to venture further north, possibly hopping on the Hebron Trail.

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.

Park and access the trail in Crystal Lake at the northeast corner of Sterns Woods, located on Hillside Road just west of Terra Cotta Road. See the Prairie Trail brochure ( for a map and additional trail information. Please arrive a few minutes early so you are ready to ride at 8:30 am.

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.