Bike Palatine Club Special - The Millennium Trail - October 6th
Time & Location
About the event
Enjoy this fall and get some needed exercise. Cycle the 30+ mile Millennium Trail through some of the most beautiful parts of Lake County. The trail begins in McDonald Woods Forest Preserve with lakes, fresh air and great biking. Next ride through Fourth Lake Forest Preserve, Marl Flat Forest Preserve and Lakewood Forest Preserve. Each are loaded with beauty, bathrooms, benches, and great bike trails.
The Original Bike Taxi is happy to provide Bike Palatine Club a special deal for a special day. For only $50 per van load, or $10 or less each rider, we will transport you and your bike just under an hour to the northern trail head in McDonald Woods Forest Preserve. From here you ride at your leisure and enjoy your life and spend time with friends.
If you choose not to ride the streets back to Palatine, for only $30 per van load, or less than $5 a rider, we'll meetup with you at the Baskin Robbins, 346 N Lake Street, Mundelein.
We need to collect at least $40 going and $30 returning
The Original Bike Taxi will leave Mikes Bike Shop at 7 am, 9, 11, 1 pm, and 3 pm. The we'll leave Baskin Robbins at 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, and 8:15 pm. Special arrangements can always be made. Feel free to contact Steve at 224-651-6507
The Millennium Trail currently spans just over 30 miles in two disconnected segments, but there are plans to extend it to 35 miles and connect it to the Des Plaines River Trail. The trail goes through forest, farmland, and the suburban neighborhoods of Lake County with a range of surfaces, including crushed stone, asphalt, and concrete. Though largely well marked with Millennium Trail signs, the route is intertwined with other trails throughout, so pay close attention to the signage.
The northern section of the Millennium Trail begins in Lindenhurst's Forest View Park. From there, the trail heads south, traveling through the gently rolling hills of McDonald Woods Forest Preserve and into Bonner Heritage Farm, first settled by Scottish immigrants in 1848. The farm is especially popular with children, providing educational programing with barnyard animals, field crops, and gardens. The route continues through Fourth Lake Forest Preserve, with beautiful views of lakes, ponds, and wetlands.
South of Lake County Road 31/A20, the trail travels roughly east-west through the Rollins Savana Forest Preserve, where you’ll enjoy views of wild prairie mixed with shaded patches through tree groves. The trail continues along busy E. Rollins Road and through residential neighborhoods, ending where Sunset Avenue meets Beachview Drive.
Note that there’s no off-road connection between the northern and southern segments of the trail. To pick up the southern segment, head to Fairfield Park (part of the Round Lake Area Park District). Along this section of the trail, you’ll find prairie land mixed with small shaded sections and a more rugged pathway. The south end travels through Volo and Wauconda and ends in Mundelein. The southern end of the trail provides access to dog parks and areas for picnicking and fishing. Equestrians can also use the trail between Singing Hills Forest Preserve (where horse trailer parking is available) and Lakewood Forest Preserve.
- Bike Palatine Club 7 am$10$100$0
- Bike Palatine Club 9 am$10$100$0
- Bike Palatine Club 11 am$10$100$0
- Bike Palatine Club 1 pm$10$100$0
- Bike Palatine Club 3 pm$10$100$0
- Bike Palatine Club 12:15$5$50$0
- Bike Palatine Club 2:15$5$50$0
- Bike Palatine Club 4:15$5$50$0
- Bike Palatine Club 6:15$5$50$0
- Bike Palatine Club 8:15$5$50$0