Laurie, Hope, Lynn, Dave
Hope, Laurie, Lynn, Dave
MEET AT: Take Rte 176 east and turn right on Green Bay Rd (Rte.131) and go 1.5 miles and turn right on W. Laurel Ave and go .4 miles where parking is located. We will meet there at 10 AM.
THE TRAIL: You'll head south on the Skokie Valley Bike Path which is approximately 9 miles long, fully paved and runs through Lake Forest and Northbrook. It will take us within a couple blocks of the entrance to The Chicago Botanic Garden. There we can ride the bike path which winds around inside the Garden. We will stop for lunch at the Garden View Cafe which has a healthy and delicious menu priced at $10-15. The summer perennials should be in full bloom and we can walk around the various gardens if we choose. We will return the way we came and the total trip will be about 20 miles.
This is a repeat of the May 25th ride when we saw the spring flowers in bloom. This is a very educational trip.
Welcome to Botanic Gardens
The Fox River Trail is a wonderful, scenic, paved trail that runs mostly along the Fox River, through the trees, and through downtown Algonquin, Carpentersville, East Dundee and Elgin.
For the full trip, (Meeting Place #1) total of 34 miles round trip, Depart Crystal Lake at bike trail parking area on Main St. @ 10:00 AM - arrive in downtown Elgin around 11:30 AM.
For a shorter trip, (Meeting Place #2), total of 24 miles round trip from this point. Meet the group in Algonquin in the Prairie Trail parking lot off Meyer Dr. located just off RTE.62 where the bike path crosses RTE. 62. at 10:30 AM - arrive downtown.
Shorter trip yet, (Meeting Place #3)- total of 16 miles round trip from this point. Meet up in Carpentersville - Main St. and bike trail by OTTO Engineering lot at 11:00 AM.
Lunch was at AL'S CREAMERY in downtown Elgin. A group photo of the bike trip 2016 group taking a break in the shade. From left is Jim Conway, Dan Chapala, Paul Mazurek, Barb Kowaski, Lynn Creegan, Dave Clark, and Laurie Pasturczak
These bike rides were a repeat of the 2016 Fox River Trail Ride
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