Centennial Trail Grand Reopening October 17, 2015!

Centennial Trail Grand Reopening October 17, 2015!
Submitted by TforI on Tue, 09/22/2015 – 15:34

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It’s been 2 1/2 years since the Metropolitan Water Reclamaition District shut down the Centennial Trail in southwest suburban Chicagoland (link to our Tumblr posts about it). They’ve spent that time expanding the nearby McCook Quarry to serve as a giant water reservoir, providing flooding relief for the southwest side. And they’ve topped that off with rebuilding & reimagining the Centennial Trail.

On October 17, they’re inviting you back. Be among the first to ride the new Centennial Trail (and hike to its 60-feet tall Des Plaines River Valley overlook) at the Centennial Hill Inaugural Trail Ride, October 17!

Hosted by the Lagrange Lions Club, the MWRD, and Trails for Illinois, the opening day ride is just $10 if you register on-line, and $15 if you pay day of; children 6 and under ride free—bring your family!

  • Proceeds benefit the fantastic work of the Lagrange Lions Club
  • The ride is supported between the trailhead near Columbia Woods to Route 83 and back, an 8-mile loop. Ride as much as you’d like!
  • Centennial Hill is open to hikers and runners October 17, AND MOUNTAIN BIKERS soon after—recent weather has set bike access back a bit, but it’s coming! Come out and preview the hill on foot, dirt riders!
  • Safety: All riders 16 and under must wear helmets.
  • Registration: Early Registration Fee is $10 per rider. On-site Registration Fee is $15 per rider. Riders 6 and under are free
  • Swag: The first 250 pre-registered riders receive a FREE t-shirt and other promotional gifts
  • Refreshments provided by MWRD

See you October 17 at the top of Centennial Hill!