My book, Biking Illinois: 60 Great Road Trips and Trail Rides includes detailed maps and descriptions of many portions of the Grand Illinois Trail, along with other fun and challenging rides throughout the state.
The Grand Illinois Trail
The most comprehensive site is hosted by the League of Illinois Bicyclists. Their page includes cue sheets for the route and many other links, including those of other cyclists who have pedaled the GIT: http://www.bikelib.org/trails/git/index.htm
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources' GIT site: http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/planning/git.htm
Openlands Project's GIT site: http://www.openlands.org/grandiltrail.asp
" A Work In Progress" article at Illinois Periodicals Online: http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/2000/oi000610.html
The Illinois & Michigan Canal
The Illinois DNR has a virtual tour of the I & M Canal: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/i& m/main.htm
The National Park Service has info about the I & M Canal corridor: http://www.nps.gov/ilmi/
The following site is dedicated to those who constructed and maintained the I & M Canal: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcanal/
South Suburban Trails
A friend of mine has a site with interactive maps of trails in south suburban Chicago and northwestern Indiana: http://www.geocities.com/huffmun/Bike_Maps.html
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