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DuPage Color Tour


DuPage Color Tour

Time: October 21, 2012 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Spin Doctor Cyclewerks
Street: 140 S. Hickory Av
City/Town: Barteltt
Website or Map:…
Phone: 630-289-7360
Event Type: social
Organized By: Terry Witt
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2012

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50 miles, 35 on trails, see 15 forest preserves, 11-12 mph, 4 stops, no drops, helmet required, 2 water bottles, bring your tubes and a buddy, not supported, but friendly help.  Bartlett to Wheaton and back.

Meet at Spin Doctor Cyclewerks, Bartlett, 9:30am to sign in. Coffee, bagels,and 10 things you should know. Leave 10am. West Branch Trail to Buttefield Road in Wheaton. Tour through Blackwell and Herrick Lake Forest Preserves. Break in downtown Wheaton, mile 35, eta 1:30pm. Return Illinois Prairie Path to the State Park back to Bartlett and Tacos. ETA 3:30pm. See route at

Convenient Metra in Bartlett and Wheaton.   Metra-MilW- 15 bikes per train, Lv Union 8:30a, arrive Bartlett 9:31am; Lv Bartlett 4:05pm, Union 5:12pm or Union Pacific West- 20 bikes per train Lv Wheaton 2:54pm, Arrive Ogilvie 3:50pm. Tacos at JC's in downtown Bartlett and catch the 6:05pm.

Bring your camera, a few dollars for eats.  Lots of nature to enjoy and learn about other trails on your next visit to DuPage County.

Updates at!/events/253000661469144/ No pre-registration required, its free and visit us at

Will make day of weather call at 7:15am on this calendar and our facebook page.

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Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on October 15, 2012 at 1:44am

Thanks Terry.  Sounds like it'll be fun on my 37's when I can get out there.

Comment by Terry Witt on October 14, 2012 at 10:40pm

The DuPage Forest Preserves and the Illinois Prairie Path are not paved.    They are a wide path of screened limestone that make a great ride.  Best to ride on 28's or wider tires.  I ride 32's.  If you ride our trails once, you will be back for more.  We have over 200 regional trail miles and another 250 local network trails and another 400 miles in planning.  Why would you go any place else with all this 10 steps from any Metra stop in DuPage County.

Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on October 14, 2012 at 12:29pm

Can't make it this weekend, but the route looks great.  Are the West Branch Trail and forest preserve trails paved?

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