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Active Trans member ride: Cal-Sag Trail Exploration

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Join us for a day of exploring Chicago’s South Side and southland trail network on Saturday, August 8th!

We’ll meet at the Lake Katherine Nature Center in Palos Heights at 2:30 p.m.

To get there, take the 1:30 p.m. Metra (SWS line) train from Union Station. A group will ride from the station to Lake Katherine together.

If you plan to get there by other means, please let us know by writing to, as it effects our ride capacity.

From there, we’ll explore nearly all of the brand new Cal-Sag Trail and a good portion of the I&M/Centennial Trails.

We’ll make a beer/food stop at Pollyanna Brewing Company in Lemont. We’ll end the ride in Joliet, taking Metra all the way back to the city, catching the 6:20 Metra train.

The event is only $6 for members, and we’ll buy you a beer at Pollyanna! 

Not a member yet? Join Active Trans for only $30 and we’ll still buy you a beer! Register/Join at our registration page here.

Important stuff:

  • The ride distance is roughly 30 miles.
  • This is a casual ride, but be prepared to keep a pace of at least 12 mph. 
  • Come dressed for appropriately for heat/rain/etc. 
  • Bring cash for food/drink. 
  • Bring water. 
  • Bring a helmet and lock. 
  • Bring a bungee cord or strap for the Metra trip. 
  • Bring lights if you’re using Metra to get back to the city.

Your support allows us to advocate for better biking, walking and transit in our region, educate people of all ages on safe cycling practices, and encourage more people to live more active lifestyles.

Join us for the ride and become a member. We need your support. More information about membership can be found on