Come join CBES on an Autumn ride along the Des Plaines River Trail!
We'll meet at Norwood Park (northwest corner by Natoma and Avondale) for an 8:00 AM departure. Head over to the Des Plaines River Trail and ride about 37 miles north to Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein. After lunch and refreshments it's another 15 miles north to Only Child in Gurnee.
After Only Child it's 9.7 miles to either Waukegan or Prairie Crossing Metra Stations. Riding to Waukegan allows a bonus stop at Zumbier.
This will be a metric century with at least 62 miles of riding.
Minimum average speed: 12 mph
Be aware that the Des Plaines River Trail is not paved. The surface ranges from hard packed dirt/mud to smooth crushed limestone. Make sure you and your bike can handle the trail, speed, and distance. This is a non supported ride so make sure you can handle any minor mechanical issues or flats on your bike. And last but not least this ride is on public roads with traffic so do consume responsibly.
Bring: Bungee for Metra, Water, Snacks, Lock, Lights, and a Spare Tube
Waukegan Metra: 4:10, 5:10, 7:10, or 10:40
Prairie Crossing Metra: 3:04, 5:04, 8:42, or 10:42