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Hey gang...does anybody have a chi to cairo cue sheet they'd be willing to share with me?

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You might consider linking together others routes gleaned from mapmyride and ridewithgps.  My experience is that rwgps's search function works much better than mmr's.  I searched within 50 miles of Cairo for rides of 80 miles and up and came up with this route up to Mt. Vernon.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1417156

I'm sure searching for rides of shorter distances would provide other options.

I've had some luck contacting mappers directly for local riding information.  I'll search rides starting in a given town and contact a rider who's mapped several rides in the area and obviously knows the area.  Sometimes I'll map a ride and ask them to have a look and see what they think of it rather than ask them to do the mapping.

I've also had good luck mapping unknown areas with the help of IDOT cycling maps.  You can download them for each county or order the print versions.  They are graded for cycling taking into account traffic volume and surface. 

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Chicago,+IL/Cairo,+IL/ suggests 3 different routes

http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#7/-89.19674/39.84423/blue/bike Shows roads used by affluent bicycle riders, often for recreational rides.


Brilliant Mark! 
mark stetson said:

You might consider linking together others routes gleaned from mapmyride and ridewithgps.  My experience is that rwgps's search function works much better than mmr's.  I searched within 50 miles of Cairo for rides of 80 miles and up and came up with this route up to Mt. Vernon.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1417156

I'm sure searching for rides of shorter distances would provide other options.

I've had some luck contacting mappers directly for local riding information.  I'll search rides starting in a given town and contact a rider who's mapped several rides in the area and obviously knows the area.  Sometimes I'll map a ride and ask them to have a look and see what they think of it rather than ask them to do the mapping.

I've also had good luck mapping unknown areas with the help of IDOT cycling maps.  You can download them for each county or order the print versions.  They are graded for cycling taking into account traffic volume and surface. 

Nice! Thanks Mike.

Mike Schwab said:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Chicago,+IL/Cairo,+IL/ suggests 3 different routes

http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#7/-89.19674/39.84423/blue/bike Shows roads used by affluent bicycle riders, often for recreational rides.

Thanks guys! Much appreciated!

LIB has Route 66 from Chicago to Granite City.

Cairo is another 150-ish miles.

http://www.bikelib.org/maps-and-rides/route-guides/route-66-trail/

 

I'm seriously thinking about doing this ride too - starting around March 20 or so.

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