“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

There is a chill in the air. The same chill that creeps into our homes and makes us pull the blanket a little closer; drink the hot chocolate a little faster. Nightmare on Chicago Street is just around the corner (Oct. 22); caramel apples beckon us to taste their buttery sweet deliciousness. Pumpkins are everywhere…


Top 10 Photo Spots on the Fox River Bike Trail

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity should be on the Fox River Bike Trail! There are sites either on or near our Bike Trail that are sure to give you the picture perfect background. Some…


Ladies’ Getaway Day Trip

Do you ever just want to get away for the weekend, or even just one day with all of your girl friends? I’ve planned a full day with eating, wine and bike riding on our Fox River Bike Trail. You can also experience the arts, which is a plus. Start with coffee, because who doesn’t want…


Bike Shop Spotlight: Spin Doctor Cyclewerks

There are great bicycle shops in our area that you can buy biking equipment from. Some even have training programs with friendly coaches to get you ready for bicycling season. Spin Doctor Cycle Werks is one of the shops! Spin Doctor Cycle Werks 140 S. Hickory Avenue Bartlett, IL There tagline is “fine bicycles, quality…


Guys’ Getaway Day Trip

I can only imagine what a guys’ trip consists of. I imagine it usually has lots of jokes, drinking, eating, and biking on the Fox River Bike Trail. If you’re the adventurous type or if you like to challenge your friends, then I suggest you take them on the Fox River Bike Trail. There are…


Family Day Trip on the Fox River Valley

Tired of the same old Saturdays at your house? Is the whole family aching for something else to do in this summer weather? I’ve got a great plan for you – bike along the Fox River Bike Trail together. There’s great places to eat and places to see right along the bike trail, so you won’t…


Food on the Trail: Part 3

Everyone’s number one concern when exercising on bike trails is where is the food? Taking a break to get a drink and something to eat is a welcome part of a day on the trail. Below are a list of business that are located right on the trail that will have great options for food…


Bikes and Bites

Bikes and Bites is an event sponsored by us – The Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. It will be Saturday, May 30th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Riverside Drive. The bikes portion is to showcase the Fox River Bike Trail and to promote bike safety. The bites portion is for all of…


Parks Along the Trail

Take a break while you’re traveling the Fox River Bike Trail and cool off at one of these parks. They’re all located right off of the trail, with great views of the Fox River. The forest preserve offers peaceful areas for you to sit and have a picnic at, while Trout Park houses many baseball games. Also,…


Romantic Day Trip

For me, romance calls for a slow, relaxing day with your significant other. We have two great communities that offer many things to see and stop in at for a day on the Fox River Bike Trail. They vary from local shops to restaurants of all different tastes. I’ve chosen two scenarios for a romantic day…