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Bike the Des Plaines River Trail

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Big Bend Lake
Big Bend Lake Map
Bender Rd, south of Golf Rd
Des Plaines , IL  60016
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Marty J Monaghan
773-972-8351 (c)
Ed Hanlon
847-309-3138 (c)
Free event
Registration is required before Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:55 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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No Fee
No Fee

Bike the Des Plaines River Trail

The Des Plaines River Trail runs alongside the Des Plaines River for just over 56 miles, protecting watershed habitat and forestland through much of Lake and Cook Counties. The trail is a natural oasis within a short drive of Chicago and its northern suburbs. Having such a long, lush trail just outside of such a densely populated urban area is truly a wonderful asset to the surrounding community.

The trail is mostly crushed limestone. Hybrid bikes are recommended.

Since it's early in the season, we'll probably limit the overall round trip distance to about 20 miles total.

We have brief rest stops at Potawatomi Woods restrooms—both directions.

Where/When:  Meet at Big Bend Lake Parking Area

Date:  Sunday, May 22, 2022 (Rain date: Monday, May 23, 2022)

Registration Closes: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Cost:  Free 
Event Leader: Marty Monaghan
Cell: (773) 972-8351
Event Assistant: Ed Hanlon