Biking Guided Tours

Whether you’re a first-time mountain biker or a seasoned rider just wanting the inside scoop on some of the best mountain biking in Central Illinois, a guided bike ride with Kickapoo Adventures is one of the best ways to get a personal introduction to the scenic landscape.

Guided rides are also a great way to get an introduction to the sport. Our experienced guides will teach you the basics, including safety, bike operation, and trail riding skills, as well as step-by-step instructions on what to expect on upcoming trail sections.

Guided tours include instructor/guide, bike, and all equipment needed. Hydration packs are suggested or can be rented.


Introduction to Trail Riding

This is the ideal trip for those new to the sport, or not just yet confident to venture on their own. Learn the skills and techniques used by riders, then apply them as you ride the Kickapoo mountain bike trails under the watchful eye of your guide. You will learn trail etiquette, bike handling skills to navigate rocks and roots, how to climb hills and how to safely descend them.

After an orientation, the group starts out on an easy access road to the main trailhead. Once there, the guide will help you set gears for a quick dip and climb as you plunge into the trail. Afterwards, learn to ride a line through the forested trails, bending and curving around the trees. With many breaks to catch your breath and steady your resolve, you soon come to a steep downhill with a challenging switchback, followed by the gruelling ‘heartbreak hill’. Can you reach the top?

The total trip time is approximately 2 ½ – 3 hours.

Trails of Kickapoo Guided Tour

If you have ridden trails in the past but prefer to ride in a group, or could use a few pointers to fine tune your skills, then this trip is for you. Go further and do more on this intermediate level guided trail riding tour; more hills, turns, jumps and action packed excitement. Expert trail riding guides accompanying you will help make your tour an outstanding experience.

Each tour includes bikes and gear, bottled water, and experienced professional mountain biking guides. Following brief safety instructions, your guides will lead you onto trails carefully chosen to suit your skill level and ability. Throughout the course of your guided bike tour your knowledgeable guides will offer helpful biking tips and interesting park facts.

The total trip time is approximately 2 ½ – 3 hours.