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.
It's a few miles to the Des Plaines River Trail which we'll take north to Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein, with a brief rest stop at the River Trail Nature Center along the way. Tighthead does not serve food but there are a few places in the mile before where we can take lunch to go.
After lunch and refreshments we'll head east on the North Shore bike path to Lake Bluff Brewing.
Distance: 45 miles
Minimum avg 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. It can get pretty sloppy if it's wet and there is potential for some underpasses to be closed. Please make sure you and your bike can handle the trail, speed, and distance as well as any minor mechanical issues or flats. And last but not least, portions of this ride are on public roads with traffic so consume responsibly. You are responsible for you.
Bring: Bungee for Metra, Water, Snacks, Lock, Lights, and a Spare Tube
Metra options home
Libertyville: 1:10, 3:10, or 5:10
Lake Bluff: 2:21, 4:21, 5:20 or 7:21