Road Rides — Morgan Cyclists

The Jacksonville Park Foundation has partnered with Morgan Cyclists (area bike club led by Harry Ford, one of our founding board members), to encourage cycling in the Jacksonville, Illinois region. The group has regular weekly rides leaving from various locations, as well as weekend rides and other events. Click to search the blog for updates. Download the application form for contact information and instructions on how to get on the group’s mailing list. All rides are helmet required, no SAG.

You can also join the general road biking community’s discussion on the Jacksonville Area Cycling Facebook page.

Mountain Biking 

A group has put in trails on the east end of Lake Mauvaiseterre. Park at the first bridge on Woods Lane south of Country Club Road. More on the Jacksonville Trails Facebook page. Open during winter — please respect the work of volunteers and don’t use (and rut) the trails if conditions are muddy.

Listing on To get there using GPS/Maps the trails are across from the house at 1300 Woods Lane Jacksonville IL 62650 (Apple iPhone/Maps). From Jacksonville/East Morton Avenue take Country Club Road, at T turn right on Woods Lane, park at first bridge. From Jacksonville/South Main Street take Vandalia Road east, at T turn left on Woods Lane, park at second bridge. (Android or are using Google Maps, the address might not work right, just follow the directions).