Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Whistler Woods habitat restoration workday on Sat. 6/16

It's great to get outdoors. Volunteers are needed this Saturday 6/16 from 10 am to 1 pm for a habitat restoration workday - brush cutting and bonfires.  Snacks and water will be available. (3rd Saturday of the month will be the new regular day.)


Hiking boots or other boots or shoes that offer good support and traction are a good idea. When you arrive, look for volunteers along the lefthand side of the main parking lot, near the end of the parking lot. If you have work gloves, bring them, otherwise gloves will be available.  

How to get there:   Whistler Woods is just east of 13400 S Halsted in Riverdale.

By bike: if you're coming from the north, ride the Major Taylor Trail south until it ends in Whistler Woods and continue to the parking lot to find the volunteers.

By car: take Halsted to Forestview (13400S) - parking lot is the first left turn after you turn east onto Forestview.

From I-57, exit at eastbound 127th, then turn right on Halsted, then continue to 13400S and follow the directions above.

From I-94, exit at westbound 130th.  Continue past the viaduct, right (northbound) on Indiana, then continue left on 127th. Follow the directions above.

By transit:  Pace 352 Halsted bus

Friday, June 1, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting on Monday 5/21

If you're interested learning more about future events and helping to work for better conditions on the Major Taylor Trail, please join us on Monday night (5/21, 7 to 8:30 pm) at Ridge Park fieldhouse.

https://www.thechainlink.org/events/friends-of-the-major-taylor-trail-meeting-998

Thursday, May 17, 2018

no Metra service on Beverly sub-line this weekend (5/19 and 5/20)

You may have noticed bundles of railroad ties along the tracks recently. Metra is planning some major construction. 

In addition to the projects listed on this page, they are planning a weekend of major construction on Saturday 5/19 and Sunday 5/20 when they are running NO trains on the Beverly sub-line.  Trains will only run on the main line that weekend, so the nearest stops will at 95th/Vincennes and 103rd/Vincennes.  

There will also be construction from now through 6/8 that may cause delays on mid-day trains. Smoother Metra rides are coming soon.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Whistler Woods habitat restoration workday on Sat. 5/19

It's great to get outdoors. Volunteers are needed this Saturday 5/19 from 10 am to 1 pm for a habitat restoration workday - brush cutting and bonfires.  Snacks and water will be available. (3rd Saturday of the month will be the new regular day.)


Hiking boots or other boots or shoes that offer good support and traction are a good idea. When you arrive, look for volunteers along the lefthand side of the main parking lot, near the end of the parking lot. If you have work gloves, bring them, otherwise gloves will be available.  

How to get there:   Whistler Woods is just east of 13400 S Halsted in Riverdale.

By bike: if you're coming from the north, ride the Major Taylor Trail south until it ends in Whistler Woods and continue to the parking lot to find the volunteers.

By car: take Halsted to Forestview (13400S) - parking lot is the first left turn after you turn east onto Forestview.

From I-57, exit at eastbound 127th, then turn right on Halsted, then continue to 13400S and follow the directions above.

From I-94, exit at westbound 130th.  Continue past the viaduct, right (northbound) on Indiana, then continue left on 127th. Follow the directions above.

By transit:  Pace 352 Halsted bus

Sunday, May 6, 2018

no Metra service in Beverly and Morgan Park on 5/19 and 5/20

You may have noticed bundles of railroad ties along the tracks recently. Metra is planning some major construction.  

In addition to the projects listed on this page, they are planning a weekend of major construction on Saturday 5/19 and Sunday 5/20 when they are running NO trains on the Beverly sub-line.  Trains will only run on the main line that weekend, so the nearest stops will at 95th & Vincennes and 103rd & Vincennes.  

There will also be construction from now through 6/8 that may cause delays on mid-day trains. Smoother Metra rides are coming soon.