April 28, 2016
Just an update...we are in the process of taking care of a section we hoped would dry out but has not. It will be a technical rock garden. It will have no go a round so walking may be some less experienced riders option. This trail is a little old school in the idea you will need mountain biking skills not just road riding ones. There are bare logs and a few narrow rooty parts near the water. It still is a beginner trail as the early 90's standards. Nothing very high and no log over 12 inches high.
We laid out the trail for a normal ride counter clock wise. And for new riders to the trail, parking at the NE corner of the big pavilion (Machin Dr) and riding due west over the grass to the paved path, then a short ride to an entrance, right hand side of the end of the walk way bridge is the best way to start. We are waiting on the city still to make our signs and we hope you will understand that it is easy to miss part with the long grassy sections and paved parts you must ride without any markings. We hope to put up some temporary stakes or flags to help soon. It is a brand new trail so it is still bumpy and raw in spots.
It is best to roll everything the first time through to make sure you are capable of the air you might get at a fast speed. It is only 5 miles and the second lap is a blast when you know what to expect.
Also there are a lot of Fishing and older X country running trail we must cross so be patient if you get off on one. The signage with be coming soon.
Open till midnight for the brave
Thanks for making a trip to Galesburg
Uncle Mark (Schroll)