DuPage County’s new tools for people who ride bikes

Submitted by SKupper on Tue, 07/08/2014 – 2:05pm

Source: ActiveTrans

Illinois Prairie Path Bridge

Illinois Prairie Path Bridge

DuPage County has been working hard lately to make it easier for people who ride bikes.

The county recently launched a new app for smartphones and tablets; cyclists with the app will be able to pinpoint their location on county trails based on GIS data.

Another website, Go Bike, enables cyclists to plan routes based on whether they are casual or experienced riders.

DuPage County plays host to a large number of excellent bike trails, including the Illinois Prairie Path, Great Western Trail and DuPage River Trail.

If you’re eager to ride one of the county’s many trails, make sure to take a look at the 2014 updated DuPage County bikeways map. For a hard copy, email Daniel Thomas at Daniel.thomas@dupageco.org.

Active Trans applauds DuPage County for its efforts to make cycling safer and easier for all people who ride bikes.

Active Trans’ newly launched Family-Friendly Bikeways campaign strives to meet the same goal: to get more people on bikes — especially the average person who may have some fears about riding in traffic.

The goal of the Family-Friendly Bikeways campaign is to help suburbs construct a network of accessible, low-stress biking facilities in communities, creating bike routes that are safe to bike even with a young child in tow.


Garmin Edge Touring Course View

Garmin Edge Touring Course View

For those cyclists who like to ride trails not only in DuPage County but elsewhere, there is a new Garmin GPS unit that utilizes the BikeWays Maps available across the country. You can learn more about this unit here: