Biking & Walking
Fox River Trail
The City of Elgin is proud to be one of the communities along the Fox River Trail. This 35 mile paved trail runs from Algonquin down to Aurora, staying close to the Fox River and offers beautiful vistas, and rest areas. Along the way you can visit Walton Island, Tyler Creek Forest Preserve, Voyager's Landing, which features a 2000' shoreline with excellent fishing opportunities or, if you have young children with you, play on the playground and spray park at Festival Park.
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Bicycle Clubs & Advocacy Organizations
Elgin Community Bikes
The Illinois Prairie Path
The Illinois Prairie Path is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the Illinois Prairie Path. The Illinois Prairie Path was one of the first shared-use trails constructed on the former Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railway. It passes through several communities in Chicago’s western suburbs. One of its branches extends to the Fox River Trail in Elgin.
Ride Illinois is a nonprofit organization making Illinois better through biking. Our staff and members work for bike-friendly roads and trails, favorable legislation, and education for cyclists and motorists. Let's ride, Illinois!
Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club
The Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club started in 1968 under the name “St. Charles Bicycle Club.” The club’s philosophy is to “provide safe bicycling and to enjoy and respect our precious natural outdoor environment.” The club meets to provide information on topics of interest to bicyclists.
Active Transportation Alliance
Based in Chicago, the Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to improve conditions for bicycling, walking, and transit and engage people in healthy and active ways to get around. For over 25 years they have led the charge for a transportation culture that values safety, health, sustainability and choice. Formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, they expanded their mission and changed their name to reflect and strengthen their work and vision to create opportunities for people to move and travel safely, actively, and enjoyably.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) started in 1999 to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. To support this mission, the PBIC develops and promotes information on bicycling and walking, provide expert technical assistance, and generates a network of informed individuals and organizations who can increase the exposure of ped/bike issues to the general public.