Ride Long Prairie Trail (Capron, IL), Saturday, 9/
September 26, 2020
9:00 am

Join me for a ride on the Long Prairie Trail and the Stone Bridge Trail from
Capron to Roscoe, IL this Saturday. The ride is 18 miles one-way on a
mostly limestone trail. (approximately 36 miles round trip.) There is a
mixture of sun and shade. It is a relatively flat rail trail passing
through a couple small towns. I plan to stop for lunch in Roscoe before
returning. You are welcome to return sooner as time and energy permit,
since this is a simple out and back ride. We'll cross a stone railroad
bridge dating from the 1880's. We pass a park commemorating a farmstead
dating to the 1850's.

We haven't done this ride as a club for some years. Part of the trail is
often included in "Roun Da Manure" from Sharon, WI. The section from Capron
to Poplar Grove was asphalt in pretty bad condition. The bridges were
pretty rough. (The bounce on one bridge launched one of Karen's water
bottles into the creek below last time I rode this trail.) Last year as a
result of some generous donations the bad asphalt was removed and replaced
with limestone, and the bridges were replaced as well. The trail was
rededicated last fall after the reconstruction was completed. Karen and I
eyeballed the trail yesterday on the way home from the ride in Rockford, and
it looks good. We'll ride the new part of the trail this week to make sure
it is suitable. (If not, I'll post an alternate ride by Thursday evening.)

What: Ride Long Prairie Trail/Stone Bridge Trail (About 36 miles round trip)
When: Saturday, September 26, 9 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes sooner to
prepare.)
Where: Capron, IL
How: Casual speed, no one left behind.

In the past we've used street parking in Capron on 4th St just south of Rt
173. (Try 104 S 4th St, Capron for GPS.) Take your choice of I-90, US-20
or US-14 to IL-23 north to Harvard. In Harvard take Rt 173 west. Restrooms
available at Casey's just before you enter Capron. Capron is just over an
hour from Schaumburg.

Temperature expected to be about 80 degrees.

Let me know you are coming so I don't leave without you.

Wayne
heinmiller(dot)il(at)prodigy(dot)net
847-254 zero one nine nine


Starting Location:
street parking in Capron on 4th St just south of Rt
173. (Try 104 S 4th St, Capron for GPS.) Take your choice of I-90, US-20
or US-14 to IL-23 north to Harvard. In Harvard take Rt 173 west. Restrooms
available at Casey's just before you enter Capron. Capron is just over an
hour from Schaumburg.

Distance: 32
Average Speed: 10-13
Leader: wayne (heinmiller.il@prodigy.net)
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