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Centennial Trail Entrance/Exit Closed at Willow Springs bridge
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Heads up, the much needed bridge repair at eastern end of Centennial Trail is being done. However, there is no signage indicating you can't get through (traveling eastbound) until you get right up to…Continue

Tags: Trail, Centennial

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris C Aug 6, 2018.

 

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DerferMark replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2018
"3368 mi. or 23% less than 2017 thanks to a broken clavicle in Aug. :("
Dec 30, 2018
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Centennial Trail Entrance/Exit Closed at Willow Springs bridge

Heads up, the much needed bridge repair at eastern end of Centennial Trail is being done. However, there is no signage indicating you can't get through (traveling eastbound) until you get right up to it, unless I missed it.  It's 3.5 mi. to go back and find another way!  I was able to barely get around fencing Sunday to avoid adding another 7+ mi. to my century ride, but this is not recommended, particularly if they are working on bridge.  Anyone have a good workaround to avoid this until late…See More
Aug 6, 2018
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Jul 25, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"Glad you caught up with us Ana.  Fun day!"
Jul 7, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"Great Ana! And I agree on weather!"
Jul 6, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"Oops (must be Friday) - edit to Promontory Point time.... Start time has been moved up to 7:30AM from clock tower (near Waveland lakefront golf course and tennis courts). That means wheels rolling 7:30AM so get there 10-15 min. before that. Helmets…"
Jul 6, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"We'll miss you Bob!  Start time has been moved up to 7:30AM from clock tower (near Waveland lakefront golf course and tennis courts). That means wheels rolling 7:30AM so get there 10-15 min. before that. Helmets required. We will have a…"
Jul 6, 2018
DerferMark might attend bobweiser's event
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Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride at Daley Plaza or Promontory Point

July 7, 2018 from 8am to 6pm
No, this isn't about being entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character.It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! There's a somewhat consistent schedule -- usually the 4th Saturday of the month -- and you can qualify for the…See More
Jun 13, 2018
DerferMark commented on Serge Lubomudrov's group Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society
"I'm free Mon. 1st half of day."
May 25, 2018
DerferMark replied to Scott Dunham's discussion "Safe" path/route to get to I&M canal trail
"Well it's not the North Branch Trail but I didn't find it bad at all on a Sat. morning (only 4 miles or so). It's 4 lanes so plenty of room for cars to get by in left lane.  With Palos Hills nearby, I'd like to think cars…"
Apr 11, 2018
DerferMark replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Consider a hammock too.  Mine, with built-in mosquito net, is ~1.5 lbs. (plus optional rainfly another pound I only put up if there's a chance of rain).  I have a lightweight >50°F sleeping bag I put inside. I've never had…"
Apr 9, 2018
DerferMark replied to Scott Dunham's discussion "Safe" path/route to get to I&M canal trail
"I'm a fan of taking CTA or Metra to "jump start" a ride. Did this route last year from Orange Line: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1641182186  Then hooked up with I&M... Another great option is to ride south of…"
Apr 4, 2018
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Vote For Your Favorites! The Chainlink's Best of Biking in Chicago: Readers' Choice.
"Who won?  Or still checking for hanging chads? :P"
Apr 3, 2018
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"IL is broke so not a priority no doubt. You could contact DNR to see what they suggest? https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Pages/Feedback.aspx    BTW, list of closures is kept on their site:…"
Feb 27, 2018
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"This I&M Canal washout just east of Utica is passable with good balance! ;)"
Feb 27, 2018
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"For Wolf Lake to the Dunes, here's route I've used several times. Mostly all nicely paved trails! http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1107009652"
Feb 21, 2018

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Always looking for new rides and routes!
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