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Hey Kristin , need some help...(16 posts)

Hey Kristin , need some help...PEDDLEFOOT
May 1, 2003 6:49 AM
Do you know of any good roads West of St.Charles or Batavia that are nice to ride.Looking for rural farm roads that have low traffic.Thanks for any help.
May 1, 2003 7:53 AM
Beith Rd. will take you out to Maple Park. It's between 64 and 38, west of Randall Rd.
Is there a non-suicidal way to get there from the River Trail?nmKristin
May 1, 2003 8:33 AM
Let me do some looking nmMR_GRUMPY
May 1, 2003 8:40 AM
If you like trailsMR_GRUMPY
May 1, 2003 8:56 AM
Take Dean St. to the Great Western Trail. From there, you can ride to DeKalb. I don't remember how to get to Dean St. from the Fox River Trail, but there must be signs.
Ps. Do you know if you can upload GIF's or do they have to be JPG's ?????? I have Gif maps.
They must be JPG'sKristin
May 1, 2003 9:08 AM
Yeah, I've seen the great western trail too. I mostly ride on paths because I don't know the area well enough to know what roads to ride. Plus, some of that paths are pretty and I'm not going fast enough to have to worry about traffic.

If you have WinNT, 2000 or XP you can use either PhotoEditor or Paint to convert the Gifs. If not, email them to me at and I'll convert them for you.
May 1, 2003 9:43 AM
e-mail later
Is the Great Western trail paved in that area? nmPEDDLEFOOT
May 1, 2003 9:13 AM
I don't think soMR_GRUMPY
May 1, 2003 9:46 AM
But I haven't been on it for a long time. I remember it was very hard packed limestone.
May 1, 2003 10:12 AM
If you like trailstechie470
May 1, 2003 11:11 AM
In down town St. Charles the Fox river trail is on the east side of the river. Cross the river on Main St. then go north 1 or 2 blocks to Dean St. and head west. The Great Western Trail starts not quite a mile west of Randal Rd.

Thanks, I knew there was a way.MR_GRUMPY
May 1, 2003 11:58 AM
Just don't go there Sunday Am. There is a big running race there on 5/4
Not yet. I'm looking myselfKristin
May 1, 2003 8:20 AM
I haven't figured out any good exits from the Fox River Trail heading west yet.
West bound from South Elgintechie470
May 1, 2003 11:06 AM
Just south of South Elgin on the Fox River trail there is a path that is paved in spots, it heads west out to Randal Rd, there it goes south and meets up with the Great Western Trail.
Once you get west of St. Charles the G/W trail is mostly crushed limestone with ruts in some parts, not ideal for a road bike but ok if your careful.
Last year starting in Elburn I did a century heading north out of town on Anderson Rd. to the G/W trail east then a loop around the Prairie path then back to Elburn, had to add a few miles on at the end.

Yes there are lots of open roads west of St. Charles/Geneva but traffic is kind of heavy till you get west of Rt 47.

You city folk go to a lot of trouble....4bykn
May 1, 2003 1:26 PM
Just to ride in the country. Me? I roll out the driveway, turn right for two blocks, turn right for about 200 yards, turn right and it's country road all the way.
May 1, 2003 5:10 PM
Peddlefoot..............I ride a little NW of there everyday from South Elgin...........I have a complete blown up map with all side streets etc. contact me and I can get you a copy. I have routes already mapped out from 30 miles to 75 miles.

- Scott