Here are links to many of the routes we use on the Saturday Trail Rides and the Sunday Slow Rides.
Saturday Trail Rides
McCollum Park to Whalon Lake Dog Park – 22 miles RT
McCollum Park to Springbrook Prairie – 23 miles RT
McCollum Park to Waterfall Glen – 24 miles RT (with loop around the Glen)
McCollum Park to McDowell Forest Preserve – 27 miles RT (with optional return route via Ogden)
McCollum Park to Rt. 59 Starbucks – 33 miles RT
McCollum Park to Limestone Coffee via IL Prairie Path – 45 miles RT
McCollum Park to Starbucks in Lockport via Centennial Trail – 38 miles RT (dodgy when you ride on Hwy 7 in Lockport)
Lemon Tree to McDowell Forest Preserve via trails – 28.6 miles RT
Sunday Slow Rides
Lemon Tree to Western Springs – 13 miles RT
Lemon Tree to Grounds for Hope Cafe, Lisle – 15 miles RT (please note – the cut through at the top of Oakwood Dr. is posted “no trespassing” and patrolled by the neighborhood watch, so use discretion and consider the alternate southerly route through Seven Bridges and Greene Trails Drive)
Lemon Tree to Naperville Starbucks – 20 miles RT
Lemon Tree to Caribou Coffee in Wheaton – 24 miles RT
Lemon Tree to Loca Mocha in Brookfield – 23 miles RT
Lemon Tree to Elijah’s in Elmhurst – 28 miles RT (via bike paths)
Lemon Tree to Loca Mocha via Bemis Woods – 30 miles RT
Lemon Tree to Blackberry Market in Glen Ellyn – 22 miles RT
Ride Start Locations
Fishel Park behind Emmett’s in Downer’s Grove
McCollum Park: 67th and Main street in Downers Grove. Rides start in the parking lot by the water tower. This is a secondary starting point for some of our rides.
Waterfall Glen Trailhead is located just south of the I-55 and Cass Avenue interchange on the west side of the street. Here’s a map of the entire Waterfall Glen preserve.
Maps of Bicycle Trails by County (from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation)