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Route to Hide-A-Way Lakes, Yorksville via the Illinois Prairie Path then Fox River Trail from the city

New(ish) small time tourer. Planning my 3rd overnight trip for October with several friends. None of us have ridden the Fox River Trail and…

Started by Renee Patten

1 Sep 17, 2014
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S24O from Chicago Trips

The idea behind S24O tours is that camping and getting out into nature doesn't necessarily take a lot of time or equipment. Sub-24hour-Over…

Started by BalloonBiker

21 Aug 1, 2014
Reply by Tricolor

Climate Ride Midwest

If you haven't heard, this year Climate Ride (normally a west and east coast ride) is coming to the Midwest this September.  Route from Gr…

Started by Annette

0 Mar 6, 2014

Amtrak Bike Blackout - Springfield to St. Louis - May 1-10 and May 16-25

Came across this while making reservations to take bikes to St. Louis on Amtrak next month. Between May 1 - 9 and May 16 - 24, Amtrak passe…

Started by Larry Mysz

3 Sep 21, 2013
Reply by Bob Kastigar

weekend tour

Has anyone done the prairie path trail I know it extends to the Fox River. How far is this? and is there any camping sites near the river ?

Started by Robert

4 Mar 15, 2013
Reply by Bob Kastigar

Touring Bikes Rivendell Atlantis?

Does anybody know where I could go to test ride a 58cm Rivendell Atlantis touring bike in Chicago? Dave

Started by Dave D

2 Nov 22, 2012
Reply by Dave D

looking for Pacific coast touring partners summer 2012

Howdy all, I am planning on biking from Seattle to around 400 miles south of San Francisco this summer.  Traveling is more fun with a compa…

Started by Max B

3 Mar 23, 2012
Reply by Chad McQueen

Class on touring (info/inspiration/stories)

Hi all, I'm currently teaching classes and hosting casual discussions about bike touring.  Check out the info below. About me:  In the su…

Started by Miroslav Lysyuk

3 Mar 18, 2012
Reply by Robert

Safe Bicycle Route, Chicago to Springfield?

On google maps it looks like a frontage road most of the way next to route 55. This diagonal route, if safe, would beat the mileage off of…

Started by Garth Liebhaber

1 Jul 7, 2011
Reply by Duppie

Theft prevention while touring

Maybe this is just me and my jaded city ways, but how do people lock up their belongings on a tour?  I'm used to locking my frame, wheels,…

Started by Joel

8 Jul 5, 2011
Reply by Tank-Ridin' Ryan

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