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Starting Location: Miner Park, 192 S Main, Glen Carbon, Illinois
Meeting time: 8:30 am
Time of Departure:  9:00 am
Description:  We will ride 30 miles on the Heritage, Nature, Goshen, Nickleplate and Quercus Grove Trails from Glen Carbon to Hamel, Illinois, a pleasant flat ride through the countryside.

Directions:

  • At the JB Bridge, head east on I-255 over the JB Bridge.
  • Stay on I-255 to right on exit 29 toward Glen Carbon/Granite City.
  • Turn right on Hwy 162 east.
  • Turn left on Hwy Hwy 157.
  • Turn right on Main Street.
  • Turn left on Collinsville.
  • Follow the road past the library to Miner Park.

To Use Poplar Street Bridge:

  • East on the Poplar Street Bridge (Interstates 44, 55, 64, and 70)
  • Keep left on I-55 N.
  • Use right 2 lanes to take exit 10 toward I-270.
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-255N/I-270
  • Take exit 29 for IL-162 toward Glen Carbon for 2 miles
  • Left on State Rte 157 for 1/10th mile
  • Right on W. Main St. for 1 mil
  • Left onto Collinsville St. Library, continue to Miner Park behind library.

Use your GPS and enter 192 S. Main (Miner Park)  The JB Bridge has road closings this summer so another bridge might be a better option such as the Poplar Street Bridge.

Cue Sheet: Glen Carbon to Hamel, Illinois
Experience Level: 3Aabc
Restrooms: start of ride in Miner Park and gas station in Hamel

Rest Stop:  Shell Food Mart in Hamel

Lunch:  We will eat lunch at the Wooden Nickel on Main in Glen Carbon at the end of the ride.

Road Hazards: Take care when crossing streets with traffic.
Ride Leader: Claudia Spener, 636-497-2563

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