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Elroy to Sparta (and back) trail...condition report please
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Am planning on doing this ride soon - with appropriate social distancing. Wanted to see if anybody here has ridden this gravel path in the last week as I am curious what the condition is. I'd like to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SixtyTwoPercent Apr 8.

Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
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I am looking to do a six-day ride from Pittsburgh to DC on the Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal Towpath. Ride is ~333 miles point to point. Trail is packed gravel mostly, some slightly more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Mar 5.

WTB: Front and rear racks for panniers and other items
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I am looking to do my first multi-day ride and need some panniers. I suppose first I need to get front and rear racks. So...if you have a setup and would like to sell/trade them, I would appreciate…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elwood Gruschow Apr 21, 2019.

Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
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I am thinking of putting together a week on the bike this late spring. The idea is to take as many rails to trails style paths as possible. Area is Central Wisconsin.So far I have read about The 400,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SixtyTwoPercent Feb 6, 2019.

 

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SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"Thanks - I rode it up from Forest Glen to north of Dempster (?) and back. No water. Nice ride. I wonder if I can take this to Milwaukee. I am not a fan of the stop and go though. Anyway, thanks for the feedback. "
May 22
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"thanks-where would you put-in if you could, above Forest Glen Ave if you are driving to the trail?"
May 22
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"Anybody have an update on the trail? I'd heard that it was flooded."
May 22
SixtyTwoPercent joined spencewine's group
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Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions

Your one stop shop for trail news and conditions in the Chicagoland area. User generated, so please add a report if you're on any of the region's bike trails.See More
Apr 8
SixtyTwoPercent replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Elroy to Sparta (and back) trail...condition report please
"Good point...wasnt' sure if all that had been repaired ... well, that and the tunnels not opening until May 1. So much for a ride this Friday.  Will pivot to a ride up Green Bay Trail to Milwaukee. "
Apr 8
djm replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Elroy to Sparta (and back) trail...condition report please
"Are you aware of the closed sections?"
Apr 8
SixtyTwoPercent posted a discussion

Elroy to Sparta (and back) trail...condition report please

Am planning on doing this ride soon - with appropriate social distancing. Wanted to see if anybody here has ridden this gravel path in the last week as I am curious what the condition is. I'd like to go early Friday and get in a long out and back ride. Thanks in advance.See More
Apr 7
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion John LaPlante, city’s first transportation commissioner, dies after battle with coronavirus
"My condolences to his family. "
Mar 25
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"Big Savage Tunnel is scheduled to open on March 20. It's the only link in the trail that closes for the winter. It's a little over half a mile long and after climbing for so long when you come out on the east tide you see how high up you…"
Mar 5
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"It was so much better just three years later when I rode it. The trail from downtown to McKeesport was finished in 2013, though I crossed the river downtown at the Smithfield Street bridge and used a local trail rather than ride down the middle of…"
Mar 4
SixtyTwoPercent replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"This could be a tuneup ride for me as well. I am not opposed to riding for two or three days to see what's what. Love the bike. That is my next consideration...upgrade my tires on my Novara Express or go full Rambo and get a bike like yours.…"
Mar 2
SixtyTwoPercent replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"It will either be via car or Amtrak and then ride over to the trail. Not sure as of now. Am going to look toward end of March for the first ride. Maybe mid April...depending on weather (cold, lack of ice.)"
Mar 2
SixtyTwoPercent replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"That is a great photo, Tricolor. This is my idea of a nice, leisurely ride along the river. "
Mar 2
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Tricolor's discussion Lakefront Trail Closure - Lincoln Park area
"Why bypass? It is now a nice cyclocross course. (Attempt at your own peril, btw.)"
Mar 2
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"I should have said the ride was five days. The time in Pittsburgh and DC was extra."
Mar 1
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"I rode the C&O in three days and it rained starting as soon as I left Cumberland didn't stop until I reached the more solid Crescent Trail outside Washington. I remember being miserable, soaked through and yelling profanities at the sky all…"
Mar 1

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