North Branch Two Part Ride-Tuesday, 6/27/17-9:15 a
June 27, 2017

We will start by riding north and into the Botanic Gardens for a quick restroom break only. Then we will exit the Gardens and complete the north section loop which is around 18 miles. This should put us back at the parking lot for Harms Woods around 11:10 a.m. (or so). We will have another short break during which time any riders wanting to do only the south section will have a chance to sign in. Then we will start heading south on the trail. This loop will take us down past Caldwell and Devon onto the newer 2 mile extension of the trail. There are park restrooms along the way so we can take breaks as needed. On the return trip, we will take the short side path from Bunker Hill Forest Preserve over to Devon, to eat lunch at the original Super Dawg. This section will be about 18 miles total. This will make the total mileage 36-37 miles but with the breaks and hopefully the predicted lower wind speeds, I think it will be very doable.

Starting Location:
Our meeting point will be in the parking lot for Harms Woods (Groves 5 & 6) at 9:00 a.m. to get your bike ready to ride. The lot entrance is located on Harms Rd. just north of Golf Rd. Take Golf Rd. east to Harms Rd., turn north (left) onto Harms Rd.and at the first light (Old Orchard Rd.) turn left into the parking lot where we will meet.

Distance: 30-35 miles
Average Speed: 10-13 mph
Leader: lori (
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