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Section 3 – Joliet to Bureau

On May 22, 2016 we rode through Joliet to the trail head for the I&M Canal. My long report is on my blog, www.jeannemeeks.com , under the Outdoor Adventure tab. The post is entitled Day 2 – Epic Bike Adventure. The I&M report continues on Day 3 – Epic Bike Adventure.

Our Day 3 […]

Section 2 – Lansing to Joliet

We rode from Lansing to Joliet on two different days (late April, 2016 and May 22, 2016) as part of a cross-state adventure. My report plus pictures is on my blog at www.jeannemeeks.com under the Outdoor Adventure tab. The blog post is entitled “Day 1 – Epic Bike Adventure” and covers the Indiana border […]


08/05/14 I left the house earlier around 6 a.m. it was easier to get going since I had my bags packed and mounted. I took the cta to the loop rode my bike a couple of block to the Metra station. Lasalle st. station (nice building CBOE) asked a metra police to watch […]


Christopher Eccher section 2 07/24/14 Slept in checked out 10:45. Quick breakfast. Old Plank Trail nice. Matteson, Railroad Park, Caboose car, Nice houses, Outdoor auto shoe frankfort sweet Charger my dad had one I remember that 4barrel 440 v8 sweet! Mosquitos are coming around me when I stop long […]

Section 1 Maywood to Lansing

My name is Christopher Eccher. I decided to ride the GIT in sections classic loop followed by all of the alternates 767 miles TOTAL GIT I call it. I could change the order such as half of 8 and complete 9 then 4,5,6,7,half of 8, then alternates. I am using public trans CTA, […]

2013-001 Ron Bolin GIT Loop Tour

Ron Bolin of Homer Glen completed a Grand Illinois Trail Ride in 2013. He documented his experience, took some great pictures, and posted them here. Ron is a Grand Illinois Trail Ride Trailblazer.

Thanks Ron!

See Ron’s Profile here: http://www.gitride.com/trailblazer-profile-ron-bolin/

See Rons Trip Report Here: http://www.gitride.com/help/forum/general-group15/rider-hall-of-fame-forum84/2013-001-ron-bolin-thread35/