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levijd 07-10-13 10:20 AM

Good places in So. Illinois.
 
I'm wanting to know if anyone knows any places in southern Illinois that is a good biking place? I'm already planning on going to Giant City National Park, but I'm just curious if anyone knows any other good places. I wouldn't want to go past Springfield.

Barrettscv 07-11-13 01:28 AM

Edwardsville & Alton have a 100 mile system of bike paths, most are paved. If you want gravel bike paths, the Katy trail starting in St Charles MO can't be beat.

http://www.mcttrails.org/index.aspx

http://www.bikekatytrail.com/

Randy Bosma 07-13-13 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by levijd (Post 15834755)
I'm wanting to know if anyone knows any places in southern Illinois that is a good biking place? I'm already planning on going to Giant City National Park, but I'm just curious if anyone knows any other good places. I wouldn't want to go past Springfield.

... meaning north of Springfield, I assume. Pop on over to Eldorado and ride the Tunnel Hill Trail (mostly crushed limestone surface) as I did three years ago on my hybrid. If you prefer pavement, there are a lot of hills on the generally smooth paved backroads in that area that will give you a great workout.

Barrettscv 07-13-13 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Randy Bosma (Post 15846220)
... meaning north of Springfield, I assume. Pop on over to Eldorado and ride the Tunnel Hill Trail (mostly crushed limestone surface) as I did three years ago on my hybrid. If you prefer pavement, there are a lot of hills on the generally smooth paved backroads in that area that will give you a great workout.

+1

http://media.wix.com/ugd/15e991_f8f6...168e6ff3db.pdf


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