DIRECTION PARTS

Directions to the  JEWEL/OSCO  in Clarendon Hills - Holmes at 55-th

Take Route 83 to 55-th Street and go WEST
Turn South at the first light (Holmes) and the JEWEL/OSCO is on your left.

If you're biking from downtown Clarendon Hills take Eastern south from the train station - then take Holmes south at the 5-way intersection.

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Directions to  Rt. 83 at 93rd Street

We start at the parking lot by Matty's Family Restaurant, 648 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook (Burr Ridge ?).  Note that the internet mapping services don't get this loaction right.
DRIVING:  Take Route 83 south a 1/4 mile past 91st street.  Turn right just past the "Suds on 83" car wash and park by Matty's Family Restaurant.
If you get to the McDonald's you've gone too far.  Turn into the parking lot and head back to Matty's Family Restaurant.
BIKING:  Take Madison to 91st west to Rt.83 left(south) as asbove.



Directions to the Barnes and Noble in Plainfield

B&N (north) and TARGET (south) are in a large building with a large parking lot at the southwest corner of State Route 59 and 127-th Street.  We'll meet near the main entrance of B&N.  "Please park responsibly."  Call if you need directions.

To get there, exit I-55 at "Exit 261 - Rt.126 West - Plainfield" and then:

The easy way:  continue 2.5 miles SW on Rt.126 to
Rt. 59.  Go right (north) on Rt. 59  2.5 miles to the parking lot (look for TARGET on your left).
If you hit 127-th you've gone too far, but you can take 127-th left (west) to the other entrance to the same parking lot.

The short way:  take an immediate right (north) on Essington and go 1.4 miles to Ragen (127-th)
turn left (west) on Ragen (127-th) and go 2.1 miles (just past Rt. 59) to
the B&N parking lot entrance which will be on your left.
[ don't take Pilcher (135-th) - it has lots of speed bumps ]

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Directions to  BIG ROCK - COMMUNITY PARK

Take I-88 past the Fox River and past the Orchard Road Exit.
Exit to the Sugar Grove Extension (IL Rt.56)* - continue straight on US-30 WEST.
Your first traffic light is at Dugan Road.  Continue on U.S.30 for exactly 3.0 miles past Dugan.
Turn LEFT on Rhodes St. for 0.4 mile (cross RR)
Turn LEFT on 6th to the Community Park.
* CAUTION:  if you miss this exit you're stuck for the next 20 miles!
Allow ONLY 30 minutes to drive from the I-88 / I-355 interchange.  If traffic is backed up we will all be equally late.
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Directions to Bobak's in Naperville:

Bobak's is in the "State Drivers License Facility" plaza, just north of 75th Street at Millbrook Lane which is 6.7 miles west of I-355.  Address: 955 West 75th Street, Naperville IL, 60565.
We meet near the main entrance.
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Directions to the Centennial Trailhead in Lemont:

From the north:
Take Lemont Rd. (Main St. in Downers Grove) south towards Lemont
passing under I-55 and continuing for 2.3 miles, down the hill and just past Bluff Road (111th St.)
Do NOT go over the Lemont Road bridge into Lemont.
Turn right on a service road just past Bluff Road, go over the Des Plaines River and turn left under Lemont Road.
Find an out-of-the-way place to park.  There is a small gravel parking lot under the bridge, between the bike trail and the river.

If you're coming south on I-355, exit at I-55  "north"  to Chicago
and take the first exit:  Lemont Road south.  Continue as above.

If you're coming  "south"  on I-55, exit at Lemont Road south.  Continue as above.

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Directions to  the I&M Canal Trailhead in Channahan:

Take U.S. Route 6 west from I-55 into Channahon, turn left on Canal St, then first street right into canal parking lot.
HOWEVER:  U.S. Route 6 is under construction in Channahon and the turn left into Canal may be closed.  So:  to get to the trailhead you need to make a left turn BEFORE Canal Street - on Center, Tryon or Fryer Street and go SE 4 blocks to Story Street.  Make a right on Story and proceed a block or two west to the trailhead.
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Directions to Clyde Estates in Downers Grove:

From I-355 exit Maple/55-th and go East to Main, or
From Route 83 exit 55-th Street and go West to Main.
Take Main Street South 0.7 mile to Clyde Drive which is between 60-th and 61-st.
Turn East on Clyde Drive and go 0.1 mile.
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Address (zip 60516):
Peter     6020 Washington St
Nancy    837 Clyde Av
Joanne   845 Clyde Av
or call   630 968-3527   for directions.



Directions to the  College and Green Trails Speedway:

Park in the shopping center parking lot and meet the ride on Green Trails Road next to the Speedway gas station.
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Directions to  Elmhurst DEPOT:

We start from the large parking lot located behind the building on the Northeast corner of York Road and Vallette Street just South of the Prairie Path.
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Directions to the Fox River Trail access at Illinois Street in north Aurora, IL

At maps.google.com map search enter:  41.7703,-88.3117   or:

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From the east via the tollway:
Take I-88 (E-W "Reagan" Tollway) to the IL Route 31 exit, and exit southbond.
Go south in IL Route 31 for 1.7 miles to Illinois Street.
Turn left onto Illinois Street and the immediately right into the parking lot.
        Or
if you're avoiding the tollway:
Take North Aurora Road / Indian Trial to IL Route 31.
Turn left onto IL Route 31 and go 0.8 mile to Illinois Street.
Turn left onto Illinois Street and the immediately right into the parking lot.

We will meet in the "McCullough Park" parking lot in front of the Fox Valley Park District Prisco Community Center  (street address: 150 W. Illinois Ave.,  Aurora, IL  60506).



Directions to the  GAZEBO in Glen Ellyn:

Meet at the Gazebo at the train station parking strip, south side of the station.  It's along the tracks just west of Park Ave.  Note that you can't park there weekday mornings.

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Directions to  the Greene Valley Trailhead start location:

Take I-355 or Route 53 to 75-th Street and go west to Greene Road.
Greene Road is about a half mile west of Route 53.
Left (South) on Greene Road 1/2 mile to 79-th.
Right (West) on 79-th 0.45 mile to the park trailhead road.
Left (South) on the park trailhead road 0.6 mile to the trailhead at the end of the paved road.
If you're confused, call me.



Directions to  Greene Valley "Dog Park":

Meet at the parking area for the "Off-Leash Dog Area"

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Directions to  HINCKLEY

Take I-88 past the Fox River and past the Orchard Drive Exit.
Exit to the Sugar Grove Extension (IL Rt. 56) **
The road continues south then west, and after 4.0 miles passes over IL Rt. 47, and becomes westbound US Rt. 30.
Continue on US Rt.30  10 miles past Rt. 47  to Hinckley.
Pass Walnut, Oak, Maple and turn right on Sycamore, and park.

Allow ONLY 35 minutes to drive from the I-88 at the I-355 interchange.  If traffic is backed up we will all be equally late.

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** CAUTION:  if you miss this exit you're stuck for the next 20 miles and it'll take you 25 minutes longer!
In that case exit the tollway at Peace (South)
L on Gurler 2 mi.
R on Somonauk 10 mi.
L on US Rt.30 0.6 mi.
L on Sycamore and park.



Directions to  I & M Canal Trailhead in WIllow Springs

From the north take Willow Springs Road (aka: Gilbert Ave) past the Gas City;  under the tracks;  on the bridge over the river, canal, trail and tracks.
At the first traffic lights (Archer Ave) turn right.
Go  0.1 mile  and turn right again (Colonel Ave)
Go  0.1 mile  and turn right again (Willow Blvd)
Go  0.1 mile  and turn left across the RR tracks
Go  0.1 mile  and turn left again into the trailhead parking - not the commuter parking which is a bit further.

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To get to Willow Springs Rd from the west you can take I-55 to County Line Rd (south);  left on 79th St (east) till it ends;  right on Willow Springs Rd.
However,  I-55 can have serious delays, so a good alternative is to take 75th St past Route 83; right on Quincy till it ends;  left on the frontage road (aka Joliet);  right on Madison St;  left on 79th St (east) till it ends;  right on Willow Springs Rd.



Directions to  IMAX:

From I-355:  exit Hobson(63-rd) West - go 3/4 mile to first traffic light -
right (NW) on Woodridge Drive - go 0.8 mile - cross Route 53 - find bikers in big parking lot on your left

From southbound Route 53:  right (west) on Woodridge Drive (about 6500 south)
find bikers in big parking lot on your left

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Directions to  KANEVILLE, IL

Via Tollway:
Take I-88 past the Fox River and past the Orchard Drive Exit.
Take the Sugar Grove Extension Exit (IL Rt.56)* for 2+ miles.
Take the Galena Road Exit west 1.5 miles.
Take IL Rt.47 right (N) for 1.9 miles.
Take Harter Road Left (NW) for 4.4 miles to a town park and palyground about 300 feet past Main Street.
* CAUTION:  if you miss this exit you're stuck for the next 20 miles!

(It's a 35 minute drive from I-88 at I-355.)
Note: taking Orchard, Nelson Lake, and Main is 1 mile further.

Non Tollway access:
Fabyan Parkway west dead-ends into Main.
Take Main west 6.3 miles to Harter.
Right on Harter about 300 feet to a town park and playground.
or

Randal Road to Main (in Batavia). Take Main west 9.5 miles to Harter.
Right on Harter about 300 feet to a town park and playground.

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Directions to LEMONT - Lemont St. trailhead:

From the north:
Take Lemont Rd. (Main St. in Downers Grove) south to Lemont (becomes State St.)
Go over the mile long bridge and turn left at the first traffic light (Illinois St.)
Then turn left at the first street (Lemont St.) and go down as far as you can (crossing Main St. and the tracks) to the trailhead at the footbridge.
NOTE:  The new 355 extension is NOT a good way to go.
If you're coming south on I-355, exit at I-55 "North" to Chicago
and thake the first exit to Lemont Road south.
Continue as above.

From the east:
Going south on Route 83 (over the bridges) to Lemont:
Go right (west) on Main St. where Route 83 turns left at 111th st.
Cross Stephen St. (main drag with traffic light)
Turn right at the next stop sign (Lemont St.) crossing the tracks and go down as far as you can to the trailhead at the footbridge.
Going west on Route 83 (111th St.) to Lemont:
Go straight (west) on Main St. where Route 83 turns right to go over the bridges
Cross Stephen St. (main drag with traffic light)
Turn right at the next stop sign (Lemont St.) crossing the tracks and go down as far as you can to the trailhead at the footbridge.

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Directions to  Leonard Ave Start Point in Downers Grove   [actually it's in Woodridge]

Meet in the parking lot between Dominic's and Steven's Restaurant.

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Directions to LISLE - Downtown

Via I-88
Take I-88 to the Lisle - Route 53 South exit - continue:

Via Route 53 south
Going south on Route 53 cross Warrenville Road and Ogden to the next traffic light (Burlington Av)
Left on Burlington Av to the next traffic light (Main Street)
Left on Main Street and find a parking spot.

Via Route 53 north
Going north on Route 53 to Lisle pass Maple and continue to the next traffic light (Main Street)
Turn right on Main Street, go under the RR tracks and cross the next traffic light (Burlington Av)
Find a parking spot on Main just past Burlington Av.

Via Ogden
Take Odgen to Main Street in Lisle
Turn south on Main Street past the next traffic light and find a parking spot.

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Directions to Little Red School House near Willow Springs:

From the northwest:
South on Rt.83 for 3.1 miles past I-55 to the first traffic light past the first set of river/canal/RR bridges
Left (Archer) and immediately right into 107th Street
2.3 miles on 107th Street to 104th Ave (traffic light)
Left on 104th Ave for 0.9 mile to Little Red School House parking on the left.

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Directions to Maple Grove in Downers Grove:

From I-355 exit Maple Ave. and go East 1.7 miles past Belmont and past Lee, and turn left into the first driveway past the ball park.
From Route 83 exit 55-th Street and go West 4 miles past Main and past Dunham/Maple, and turn right into the first driveway.
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Directions to  the I&M Canal Cemetery Road Trailhead in Morris:

Take Illinois Route 47 south from I-80 about 1.5 miles into Morris.  Right after the bridge over the railroad tracks take two right turns into Benton and Armstrong which makes another right turn.  You are now going east.  [Two left turns at Benton and a right on Armstrong also works.]  Continue for about 3/4 of a mile on Armstrong.  Armstrong becomes Cemetery as it crosses Washington and the trailhead follows immediately on your left as you cross the I&M Canal.
Click here for a map but the trailhead is about 100 yards east of the spot marked on the map.



Directions to  McCollum:

We meet at the water tower by the fire station on the SE corner of Main Street and 67-th Street in Downers Grove.
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Directions to  McDowell Grove:

Take I-88 west
to Winfield Rd. left-south (0.4 mile)
to Diehl Rd. right-west (1.3 miles)
to Raymond Rd. left-south (0.3 mile)
to the "McDowell Grove" sign at the McDowell Rd. traffic light left- east across a little bridge (0.2 mile) to the parking lot.

Alternate:
Take Ogden Av. to River Rd. right-north (0.3 mile)
to Raymond Dr. right-north (0.9 mile)
to the "McDowell Grove" sign at the McDowell Rd. traffic light right- east across a little bridge (0.2 mile) to the parking lot.

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Directions to  Meijer's  in Bolingbrook at Janes

At I-355 take Boughton Road WEST,  then left(S) at first intersection.  We will meet at the "Meat & Deli" entrance, which is towards the far end of Meijer's.  "Please park "responsibly."

If you're taking I-55 take the I-355 exit and Boughton will be the first exit off I-355.  There is a 60 cent ( 30 cents with I-Pass) toll on the exit ramp.  To avoid a toll exit I-55 at Lemont Road NORTH and left (west) on Boughton(87-th) over I-355.

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Directions to  Naper Blvd at 75th Street in Naperville, IL

At maps.google.com map search enter:   41.7495,-88.1165   or:

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Take Hobson Road to Naper Blvd.
Go south on Naper Blvd to the first traffic light and turn right.
        or
Take 75th Street to Naper Blvd.
Go north on Naper Blvd to the first traffic light and turn left.

We'll meet between the McDonalds and Boston Market.



Directions to the  New Lenox - US 30 & Nelson

Park in the Jewel/Osco parking lot SW of the US 30 and Nelson Road intersection.

Take I-355 South till it ends and continue on I-80 West to the first exit (US Rt. 30).
Take US-30 East 1/2 mile to Nelson.
Turn right (south) on Nelson and right into the Jewel/Osco parking lot.

An alternate is to take I-355 to the US-6 exit and take US-6 East to Cedar.
Turn right (south) on Cedar to US-30.
Turn right (west) on US-30 1 mile to Nelson.
Turn left (south) on Nelson and right into the Jewel/Osco parking lot.

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Note that the Google map does not show the new I-355 which crosses US-6 just west of Cedar, crosses Cedar, and then connects with I-80 just east of Cedar. 



Directions to  Oberweis in Wheaton at Leask and Butterfield:

Oberweis (also Pearl Vision and Chipotle) is on the North side of Butterfield right were Leask comes in from the South.  Turn in at the Leask traffic light.  Park in the big parking lot to the left of the stores.
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Directions to  Panera Bread:

Panera Bread is on the SW corner of York and North in Elmhurst just south of the CVS drugstore.
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Directions to  Camp Sagawau,  Lemont,  IL.
Entrance to Camp Sagawau is on the north side of Rt.83/111th/Main a block east of Rt.83/Archer/Kingery
From the north  take Rt.83 about a half mile past The Sag bridges and turn left (stay on Rt.83) at 111th Street and imemdiately (one block) turn left into the entrance to Camp Sagawau.
From the east  take Rt.83 (Calument Sag Road / 111th Street) and turn right just before Rt.83 turns right as Archer/Rt.171.
Parking location:  Click here for a Google aerial view map that you can zoom and pan.

Click for:  [ Cook County Forest Preserve Web site]   [Trail Map]



Directions to  SUGAR GROVE  [ JEWEL at Rt.47 / Galena Rd. ]

Take I-88 past the Fox River and past the Orchard Drive Exit.
Exit at the Sugar Grove Extension (IL Rt. 56)* and continue 2 miles.
At the overhead pedestrian bridge take the Galena Blvd Exit,
go west on Galena Blvd for one mile,
and turn right at the Jewel/Osco sign (obscured by vegetation).
Park at the SW end of the lot, opposite the "Pharmacy" entrance.

* CAUTION:  if you miss this exit you're stuck for the next 20 miles!

Allow ONLY 20 minutes to drive on I-88 from I-355.
If traffic is backed up we will all be equally late.

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Meeting location is the green arrow, not the red A on the map.



Directions to  SUGAR GROVE  [JEWEL Rt.47/Galena]

Take I-88 past the Fox River and past the Orchard Drive Exit.
Exit at the Sugar Grove Extension (IL Rt. 56)* and continue 2 miles.
At the overhead pedestrian bridge take the Galena Blvd Exit,
go west on Galena Blvd for one mile,
and turn right at the Jewel/Osco sign (obscured by vegetation).
Park at the SW end of the lot, opposite the "Pharmacy" entrance.

* CAUTION:  if you miss this exit you're stuck for the next 20 miles!

Allow ONLY 20 minutes to drive on I-88 from I-355.
If traffic is backed up we will all be equally late.

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Meeting location is the green arrow, not the red A on the map.



Directions to  Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve  Darien/Willowbrook,  IL.

Rides typically start from the circle parking lot off Northgate Road.  This is just south of Interstate 55 and just to the west of Cass Avenue.
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Directions to  Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve Outdoor Ed Parking  Darien/Willowbrook,  IL.

Go south on Cass past Interstate 55 for about 1.8 miles and continue as the road turns left as Bluff Road for about 0.15 mile.
Turn right and continue past the ranger's house for 0.3 mile to parking.
Alernately go south on Route 83 past Interstate 55 for about 2.2 miles and turn right on Bluff Road (at traffic light) for about 0.65 mile.
Turn left and continue past the ranger's house for 0.3 mile to parking.
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Directions to  WAUBONSEE COLLEGE  (north end of Sugar Grove)

Take I-88 past the Fox River and past the Orchard Drive Exit.
Take the Sugar Grove Extension Exit (IL Rt.56) for 2 miles.
Take the Galena Blvd Exit and go west on Galena Blvd for 1.4 miles.
Take IL Rt.47 right (N) for 1.6 miles.
Turn Right(NE) on Waubonsee Drive and park in the first lot on your right.

Allow ONLY 25 minutes to drive from I-88 past I-355.  If traffic is backed up we will all be equally late.

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