Ride Updates 2021

Scout Trip
Where: Rock Island Trail, near Peoria
When: April 24, 2021 (may be adjusted for weather).
Why: Research local restaurants, trails, B & B’s for May trip.
How: Two days of cycling, one night camping on trail, accessible by trail only: Approximately two mile self-contained ride to campsite.
Trail: Paved, South to Peoria from Alta, IL. Hard pack North to Toulan.
What: Leave Decatur early morning to Alta (2 hours). Bike towards Peoria, back to Alta, load camping gear, cycle to camp for overnight. Second day North to Toulan and return to car.
Who: Any DBC member.
Gear: Very little required for camping. Sleeping bag, pad, small tent.
Bike: Hybrid, touring, trike or mountain bike.
Call: Jim Johnson for more information and to volunteer. (217) 865-2163

Or!

Rock Island (Rail to Trail) B & B
Dates: May 15 and 16, 2021.
Plan: Decatur to Alta, IL (2 hours) Saturday.
Cycle 19 miles South into Peoria and return to Alta (38 miles max). All paved.
Drive to Toulan to B&B for Saturday night.
Cycle Toulan to Alta 26 miles and back (Sunday) 52 miles (or less).
Visit Toulan, Dunlap, Princeville, Wyoming and Alta.
Milepost 15 is Catalpa Grove: “curing sobriety since 1942”, an icon of the area.
Milepost 20 is the old Depot of the Rock Island Line and Trail Headquarters.
Milepost 22 crosses Spoon River on an iron bridge built in 1899.
Side trip, time permitting, will be to visit “Bishop Hill”, an historic preserved Swedish community near Toulan.
Riders may ride at any speed, casual or fast and ride any distance, short or long.
Driving: Bishop Hill to Decatur Sunday 2 1/2 hours.
Call Jim Johnson with questions or to reserve your place at 217-865-2163

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We are a group of cyclists serving the Decatur, Illinois and surrounding Macon County areas. We do this through community outreach, hosting weekly rides, and our feature event, the Amish Country Tour, which is hosted each fall.