Jacksonville mountain bikers have developed trails at the Audubon Woods preserve, located at the east end of Mauvaisterre Lake on Woods Lane between Vandalia and Country Club roads. Every Saturday after the full moon, cyclists will meet at sundown, strap on lights and ride the trails. Check for updates on the Jacksonville, Ill Trails group on Facebook.

Spider web backlight by cyclist

First one on the trails gets to clear the spiders!

The first ride of the year 8:10 pm Saturday May 17th coincides with the Downtown Celebration and the Jacksonville Town Brook run/ride/walk. If you’re coming to Jacksonville, consider making a day of it and doing the Town Brook 5k and/or Mauvaisterre Ride 17.5 miles in the morning, taking in the Jacksonville Main Street events in the day, and capping off the day by riding in the woods. Register for those events at jacksonvilleparkfoundation.com


2014 Werewolf Ride schedule (at sunset)
Saturday May 17
Saturday June 14
Saturday July 12
Saturday August 9
Saturday September 6
Saturday October 4
Saturday November 8
Saturday December 6

Please check the group page before going out. Event will be called off it the trails are too muddy to use without damaging the tracks with too much rutting.
Note: the public can use the trails at any time, but don’t go in the mud! It takes too much volunteer time to fix ruts. Event is crowd-sourced, and not an official event of any organized group or organization.

Posted by Steve Warmowski