Be on the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) on May Day

Make plans to celebrate the Mississippi River Trail on Saturday, May 1st this year.

Sign up now to bicycle about 35 miles to one of the eight Trail Breaking Celebration Sites along the Mississippi for the noon festivities. Those who sign up and participate will receive:

A limited edition copy of the Illinois Mississippi River Trail User Guide
A special, commemorative T-shirt (limited supply).
Also, be a part of the celebration's press conference and media event, be a participant in a first-of-a-kind, serial, 585 miles ride on the MRT, help promote the MRT as a wonderful facility for all bicyclists - both casual citizens and serious bike tourers - and, not incidentally, go for a nice ride on a fine spring day

Just check one of these rides and send, call, or email it in.

_____Cairo to Anna/Jonesboro _____Grand Tower to Anna/Jonesboro

_____Grand Tower to Chester _____Valmeyer to Chester

_____Valmeyer to Hartford (Lewis & Clark Hist. Site) _____Grafton (ferry) to Hartford

_____Grafton (ferry) to Hamburg (ferry) _____New Canton to Hamburg (ferry)

_____New Canton to Quincy _____Hamilton/Keokuk to Quincy

_____Hamilton/Keokuk to Gladstone/Burlington _____New Boston to Gladstone/Burlington

_____New Boston to the Quad Cities _____Fulton/Clinton to the Quad Cities

_____Fulton/Clinton to Savanna _____East Dubuque/Galena to Savanna

Name: _________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________


Bike Club (if any): ________________________________________________________

Send to: Chuck Oestreich, 816 - 22nd Street, Rock Island, IL 61201

Call: 309-788-1845 email:

Sponsored by the League of Illinois Bicyclists, with the cooperation and support of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Mississippi River Trail, Inc. Go to for more details and a downloadable copy of the guide.