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KICKAPOO MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB

 

Location

Kickapoo MTB Staging
12001 County Rd 1950 N
Oakwood, IL 61858
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About Kickapoo... 

Located just 30 minutes east of Champaign-Urbana and a mere 15 minutes west of Danville, the Kickapoo Mountain Bike Trails and KMBC were established in 1993. 

There are around 13 miles of singletrack trail at Kickapoo, all of which is directional. Trails 2-9 are signed, as well as a more recent Trail 1 Beginner/Kids Loop. There is also a playground loop/jump run and the infamous Heaven & Hell.

Kickapoo Mountain Bike Trails offer a variety of challenges for every level of rider. Roots, rocks, off-camber trail, climbs, descents, and creek crossings: Kickapoo has it all. These features, along with KMBC work efforts, make these trails some of the best in the Midwest

Where it all started...

A demand for mountain bike trails at Kickapoo State Park, along with a lack of state funding, led to the club forming in 1993. Park leadership agreed to allow volunteers to build and maintain trails on over 1,000 acres of land in the northeast corner of Kickapoo State Park. With the formation of Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club (KMBC), local trail riders can now safely and responsibly build, maintain, and ride new trail. KMBC also works closely with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, as well as the Kickapoo State Park Superintendent, to ensure that there is as little impact on the environment as possible. 

How far we've come...

Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club, with the assistance of park employees and local businesses, has constructed approximately 13 miles of unidirectional, singletrack trail, which have been mapped and signed by KMBC volunteers. In addition to this, map kiosks were constructed and erected at several different locations on trail in 2016.

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Trail Head

At the main trailhead and staging area, a map and message board has been built and installed, along with a primitive restroom/changing area.

The restroom was made possible through a $1,000 KMBC donation to the park. 
 

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On Trail Kiosks

One of several map kiosks that can be found on trail. 

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Watershed Projects

To aid volunteers in building and maintaining trail, several watershed projects have been developed and executed. Features like water bars, French drains, tiles, and water rollers can be found throughout the trail system. These are crucial elements to a fast-drying and sustainable trail.

These interlocked paver stones keep several creek crossings from washing away during heavy rain.

MTB Staging Area

Kickapoo MTB Staging
12001 County Rd 1950 N
Oakwood, IL 61858
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Kickapoo State Park Info

  (217) 442-4915
  Website

 
 

Get in Touch

Have an opportunity for us?  Want to volunteer?  

We love to engage with the community and are always looking to enlist fellow outdoor trail users -- let's connect! 

 

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