Mountain bike with Trans Adventure Tours the best trails in the Midwest!
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||8 AM – Clark & Division|
8.30 AM – Chicago Ski Pro & Trans Adventure Tours
4837 w Irving Park ave, Chicago
Bus will leave promptly 5 minutes after scheduled time
|RETURN TIME||6 PM|
We recommend packing a little lunch bag, snacks and WATER!
This destination trip for Chicago-area mountain bikers offers some of the best off-road trails in the Midwest. Even being a self guided tour you will have enough trails to choose from, beginner to advanced.
There will be a fun day in the great outdoors for all ages and skill levels away from the city!
The term “kettle moraine” is actually a geological description that comes from how the area was created. A moraine is an accumulation of rock and soil that comes from a glacier, while a kettle is a shallow body of water formed by a retreating glacier. You don’t need a degree in geology to figure out that this means the area is filled with rolling hills, valleys and ridges.
That means some great views but also some serious climbing. Keep in mind when planning your mileage that these trails can be tough.
The John Muir Trails—you’ll find parking off of Highway H just north of Route 12—features eight trails rated from the easy 1.25-mile brown loop to the hard-most difficult rated blue loop, which is 12 miles long. There really is something for everyone here, and you have a choice of loops that let you test your skill and endurance before getting too far from civilization.
The Emma Carlin Trails, which can be accessed off of Palmyra Rd. just north of Route 67, offers three main loops (3.5, 6 and 8 miles long), in addition to a 7 mile connector trail that links it to the Muir trail system. Like the Muir trails, you’ll get a good variety terrain here—with plenty of hills to challenge you.
Who is Going to Love It
Serious mountain bikers who want to test their limits and outdoor enthusiasts who want to an escape for their routine rides. If you’ve only ridden your mountain bike on the crushed-limestone trails around Chicago, you owe yourself a trip to see what mountain biking really can be. And don’t worry, there are plenty of trails for beginners as well as the toughies. Check out the trail maps to find a route that best suits your skill level.
Al cancellations must be made a week in advance for full refund and 3 days in advance for a partial refund.
Less than 48 hours before the event – no refund
9 – 10h
10 and up
Kettle Moraine State Park
Rain Or Shine
Sunday, June 30, 2019