Discover the best parks, trails, and bike rides in Illinois and Chicagoland
Through his books and speaking appearances, Ted Villaire has helped many thousands of people get outside and connect with the natural world in the Prairie State. He’s the author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago, Best Bike Rides Chicago, Road Biking Illinois, Best Rail Trails Illinois, and Camping Illinois. His articles have appeared in local and national publications. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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