Knoch Knolls Park - Naperville, IL One of the better places to ride if you are near Naperville. Lots of fire roads, with tight technical single track in other places. Though the majority of riding is on fire road, it's still fun and can be used to build endurance. Connect the fire roads with singletrack to make numerous loops. Better riders can do multiple loops while beginners will not be overly challenged. Visit the Knoch Knolls Park web page.
Palos Forest Preserve - Willow Springs, IL Palos is the grand daddy of the trail systems available in Chicago. It is the largest trail system and therefore gets the most use. In all, there are some fifty miles of singletrack and widetrack trails to explore, though the legal singletrack is congregated in the western half. The area has hills, rolling widetrack, tight twisty singletrack, climbs, fast descents and plenty more to keep you satisfied for hours. Visit the Palos Trail System web page.
Plainfield Bike Park - Plainfield, IL The park will consist of a dirt jump area, a skills area, and a pump track. Each area was designed with all skill levels in mind providing a safe way for riders to progress from beginner to expert. The park will also provide a location for professional exhibitions, safety classes, and competitions. Visit the CAMBR web site.
Saw Wee Kee Park - Oswego, IL Saw Wee Kee Park in Oswego is teemed with dirt mounds. Once upon a time, the park was a strip mine, and piles or rows of mined earth were deposited around the property. That has turned out to be an exceptional gift for mountain bikers - most of the trails course around and over the lumpy and long-since reforested terrain, making for a truly unique riding experience for this area. Visit the Saw Wee Kee Park web page.