Start or end your ride in Joliet - Rockford - Ottawa - Galena - Moline or Freeport.  The Original Bike Taxi gives you the freedom to enjoy your day on your terms.  You choose where, You choose when.

Another exciting destination is the Grand Illinois Trail, a 535-mile trail in Northern Illinois that runs from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. Bike through the state’s longest continuous trail that features historical canals, Chicago views, unglaciated hills, the Rock and Fox Rivers and one of America’s first rail-trails. 200 miles of the trail is paved and country roads, but the rest of the way is natural limestone paths. Become one of the few to complete all 535 miles of the trail, and you will join the Trail Blazer program.


More than 500 miles

The guide divides the trail into ten segments, each with a map and “clockwise”-oriented cue sheet for directions and local features to enjoy. You’ll find nearby accommodations including lodging, camping, food, and bike repair. Detailed maps guide you through areas with many turns.

Ride Illinois info page

If you’re interested in touring parts of the Grand Illinois Trail with a group, consider joining us for our annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour. The tour is a fully supported, six-day ride featuring sections of the Grand Illinois Trail and attracting over 200 riders!

Openlands Area Info

Founded in 1963, Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives.