I&M Canal Trail opens at Buffalo Rock →
MyWebTimes reports that the IDNR reopened the 5 mile section of the I&M Canal Trail between Ottawa and Utica yesterday while the courts figure out whether to let Buffalo Range Shooting Park open for the season. Currently the courts have issued an injunction temporarily preventing the range from opening, and the IDNR has used the opportunity to invite trail users back. Of course, the...
Cyclists HAVE money—that's why Illinois trails... →
Nice piece in the State Journal-Register this morning about efforts in Springfield and Maucopin and Menard Counties to extend and connect to the Sangamon Valley Trail. The right-of-way is there for a 37-mile, paved path…if, says the paper, local trail advocates can find the money. But what stuck with me in this story is the waste inherent in disconnected trails—disconnected from other...