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Event Calendar

Pedal the Prairie Bike Tour

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 06/01/2019

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: All Ages

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Location: Sugar Creek Administration Center

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Event Details

Join the Forest Preserve District of Will County and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie on a bike ride to celebrate National Prairie Day. Travel along the Wauponsee Glacial Trail and the beautiful Bailey Bridge Trail to Midewin’s Iron Bridge.

Forest Preserve staff will lead the ride from Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet, pointing out fun and interesting items along the way. Feel free to stop and take photos or just take in the beauty of the prairie landscape.

Once the ride reaches the Bailey Bridge Trail connection, the group will head west through Midewin en route to the Iron Bridge Trailhead. Staff from Midewin will be there celebrating National Prairie Day and present about grassland birds and native prairie habitat.

Participants have the option to extend the ride 2.6 miles to the Midewin Welcome Center on their own to enjoy even more National Prairie Day fun.

Participants will return to Sugar Creek Administration Center unguided and at their own pace along the same path. The total distance is 28 miles round trip.

The trail is not suitable for road or other thin-tired bicycles. E-bikes are not permitted on this particular ride. 

The ride is designed to be taken at a leisurely social pace. There is no requirement to do the whole distance, but riders should ensure that they, and their bicycle, are in the best condition possible.

Event sponsor Fitness Premier will provide nutritional fuel.  FnA Outdoors will be at the Sugar Creek Administration Center beginning at 7 a.m. to do bike checks before the ride. 

Event Requirements

Registration is required by Thursday, May 30: 815.727.8700.


The ride will be on a multi-surface trail. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 815.727.8700, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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