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Bike Trail

Written by : Posted on July 30, 2012 : No Comments

Did you know we are only a few blocks from the bike trail in East Peoria? 

Our bike rack has arrived and we would like to thank Mike Honnold for his generous donation   Here is more information about the running/bike trail courtesy of

Running from East Peoria to Morton, The River Trail of Illinois was resurfaced in summer 2011. From East Peoria, the hiking and biking trail travels southeast along the old Illinois Terminal Railway line. Trail users can experience a bit of tall-grass prairie, bluff and forest habitats that comprise the Illinois River valley. This portion of the trail was recently named for Carl “Bud” Schmitt, a long-time advocate for East Peoria’s parks and trails.

Begin across the road from the Fondulac Park District headquarters on Veterans Drive in East Peoria. Picnic tables are situated along the trail in East Peoria’s 4.8-mile jurisdiction, between Veterans Drive and Hawthorn Avenue.

The Morton portion of the trail is 2 miles long and begins near the intersection of W. Jackson Street and Detroit Avenue. A 0.5-mile extension spur leads to Westwood Park.