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Bike the Des Plaines River Trail

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Potawatomi Woods Picnic Grove
E Dundee Rd, east of N Milwaukee Ave
Des Plaines River Trail Map
43RX+G3 Wheeling, Wheeling Township, IL
Wheeling , IL  60062
Ed Hanlon
847-916-2708 (p)
847-309-3138 (c)
Free event
Registration is required before Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
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Bike the Des Plaines River Trail

Get on the Waitlist -- We may form a second Group on this ride. 

Having easy access to this natural oasis--a long, lush trail just outside an urban area is truly a wonderful asset to the community. You will experience a variety of trail surfaces, from pavement to crushed stone to single-track forest trail. Be prepared for this terrain to change quickly and often for an exciting adventure at every turn. With the northern trail segment, users will find that it is well maintained and frequented by nearby residents. Keep an eye out for deer, birds, snakes, and turtles, all native to the area and abundant along the path.

The Des Plaines River Trail parallels the Des Plaines River for over 56 miles, protecting watershed habitat and forestland through much of Lake and Cook Counties. We’ll focus on the segment from Northbrook to Libertyville-12.8 miles one-way.

Possible brunch opportunity may be added to this excursion, with details to be confirmed later.


Where:  Meet at the  Potawatomi Woods Picnic Grove on E. Dundee Rd east of N Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling. See Map.

When:  Saturday, July 18, 2020

Time:   Meetup at 8:45AM.. The ride will leave the lot promptly at 9AM.

Registration Closes: Thursday, July 16, 2020

The number of participants is currently limited to 10 for this event in accordance with State of Illinois  COVID-19 
regulations. If these regulations change before the start date for this event, we will modify the number of allowed 

Cost:  Free 
Event Leader: Ed Hanlon  Email: 
847-275-7452 Work: 847-916-2708