Throughout Will County, the Forest Preserve District has provided paved and limestone screened trails that are ideal for biking. Whether you are seeking a leisurely ride or a serious workout, a trail is available, and it is likely close to home.
While biking, please be aware of other trail users, and exercise proper judgment for the safety of everyone.
Travel at safe speeds, and proceed at a slower pace when the trails are in heavy use. Faster traffic should pass on the left, politely warning others of their approach from behind. Do not block the trail. Use no more than half of the trail width when in a group, and be sure to watch and listen for other trail users.
Power-driven mobility devices are allowed on Forest Preserve trails for qualified individuals, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. These devices include wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and electronic assistive mobility devices (EPAMDs). Specifically excluded are riding lawn mowers, golf carts, and gasoline-powered devices. The District offers a special use permit (free of charge) to qualified individuals who request to use a power-driven mobility device in the preserves. View more information about accessibility or request accommodations on-line.
For more information on Forest Preserve regulations, download the District's General Use Ordinance No. 124
or call 815.727.8700.
Biking Programs and Events
The Forest Preserve offers a number of biking programs during the year. These include the "Ride the Rock" event in May and the "Cruise the Creek" event in October. Check the Event Calendar
for upcoming biking programs.
Biking Trail Locations
The Forest Preserve's regional trails offering biking opportunities include:
Many preserves also offer trails for shorter bike trips. View the list below for all Forest Preserve locations that provide biking opportunities, and click the name of a preserve or trail for more information.
Photograph Courtesy of Laura Kiran