Written by Rande Johnson
Monday, 19 March 2007
The web is a rich resource about the benefits of bike trails, and the local community of cyclists and bike trails. We hope that our members and others interested in the ITS Trail will take the time to visit some of these links. Local bike trails and events are great examples of what the ITS Trail could become for our community.
Other Bike Trails
Madison County Trails Map
An interactive map of the trails system in Madison County.
Benld-Gillespie Bike Trail
Our neighboring trail to the north. We are seeking to connect this trail to the trail coming from Edwardsville.
Trailnet's list of local Trails
Bike Trails in Illinois
From the Illinois Department of Transportation
Health Benefits of Trails
From the National Trails Training Partnership
Mike Bentley's List of Bike Paths
Part of Mr. Bentley's very large list of bicycling links
Bicycle Organizations and Websites
Roger Kramer Cycling
Roger Kramer maintains an excellent site about local rides, touring, and his own blog. This is a real go-to place for local cycling information.
Trailnet is a local not-for-profit that has worked to build and promote multiuse trails throughout the Metro East Are
Boeing Employees Bicycle Club
The BEBC has organized the Tour de Donut for many years now, along with the Staunton Chamber of Commerce.
Mike Bentley's Mega Bike Website
A large website with links to almost anything you might want to learn about bicycling. Illinois State Policy Bicycle Safety Command Center
Official website of the Illinois State Police on bicycle safety.
IDNR Bicycling Page
Information from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources about bicycling. Information about bike safety, trails, and events.
Local Bike Shops
Edwardsville The Cyclery
Litchfield J & L Bike Shop
Mascoutah St. Louis Recumbents
City of Staunton
Illinois Traction Society
The Illinois Traction Society is an organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Illinois Traction System. The ITS ran right through Staunton, Benld, and Gillespie. Our hope is to use the old railbed from the ITS for our proposed multiuse trail, thereby the name ITS Trail.
Local School Districts
Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 March 2009 )