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Submitted by Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

More great lodging specials for GITy Up! from the Aurora Area. Please let us assist you in making this a great getaway. E-mail info@enjoyaurora.com or call us at 630.256.3190.

Staybridge Suites - Minutes from the start of the Aurora/North Aurora/Batavia spur. Just ask for the Pedal & Paddle rate of $85 for a single or $95 for a double room.

Baymont Inn in North Aurora welcomes you! Practically next door to the start. This is a super special rate at $69.99+tax per night for basic (1 king bed or 2 queen beds).

Don’t forget to spend extra time paddling the Fox River, swimming at Quarry Hall Beach, enjoy Hollywood Casino Aurora, see the Idina Menzel concert at RiverEdge Park or… oh, too much to list. Check out www.EnjoyAurora.com. Sooooo much to enjoy.

Steve … Your presentation in Batavia a few days ago was fantastic. There are so many opportunities to build and link trail systems in Illinois … and to take advantage of that network to generate economic development and tourism dollars. Hope you’ll be available to reprise your talk in June at a bike summit our Elgin BPAC hopes to host. Maybe bring your guitar in case the audio/visual takes some time to sync. Keep up the good work! TAtheBA

How cool is THIS? The @CahokiaMounds Heritage Trail Plan and an accompanying brochure are available for download.
Man, from a trail/bikeway-miles-per-person standpoint, I think the southwest Illinois metro area might be richer in amenities than NE Illinois. Research shows that trail users, regardless of how/why they are using trails, largely travel less than 10 minutes to get there; that’s about a 2-mile bike ride, or a 1-mile easy jog. Get a trail within 2 miles of where people live, and you’ve just turned their driveways into trailheads.
Someone do that analysis for us: what percentage of southwest Illinois metro residents have access to trails/bikeways within 2 miles of their driveway? Compared to Chicagoland? 
We’ll call it the Driveway Trailhead index. Shoot us the numbers!

How cool is THIS? The @CahokiaMounds Heritage Trail Plan and an accompanying brochure are available for download.

Man, from a trail/bikeway-miles-per-person standpoint, I think the southwest Illinois metro area might be richer in amenities than NE Illinois. Research shows that trail users, regardless of how/why they are using trails, largely travel less than 10 minutes to get there; that’s about a 2-mile bike ride, or a 1-mile easy jog. Get a trail within 2 miles of where people live, and you’ve just turned their driveways into trailheads.

Someone do that analysis for us: what percentage of southwest Illinois metro residents have access to trails/bikeways within 2 miles of their driveway? Compared to Chicagoland? 

We’ll call it the Driveway Trailhead index. Shoot us the numbers!