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    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.

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    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/
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    Quote Originally Posted by levijd View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Bosma View Post
    ... 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.
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