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Journey Stories: Bike and Brake for History

Event information

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 12 or older.

Contact: 815-886-1467

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Photo courtesy of Ron Molk

Event details

Pedal through time as we ride along the Illinois & Michigan Canal! An interpretive naturalist will share the origins of the water highway and its impact on Will County while guiding the group down the Gaylord Donnelley Trail to visit a former hot spot of industry. Our starting point will be the plaza outside Lockport’s Gaylord Building.

Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, April 26: 815-886-1467.


A water bottle and helmet are strongly encouraged. Please dress for the weather. Bikes may be available for rent through the I&M Heritage Corridor bike share station, but availability is not guaranteed.

The ride is approximately 4 miles one way along crushed limestone trails, with a few stops along the way. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.