Gilman Trail – cycling – food and bridges

The Gilman trail, just off of the Fox River trail in Aurora Illinois runs just over twelve miles to Sugar Grove. It was a blustery day, gusty and cold. It starts on an old railroad right of way and I was struck with the thought that who doesn’t think engineers are artists has not contemplated bridges.

A converted rail-road bridge across the Fox river.

A converted rail-road bridge across the Fox river.

Crossing rivers, or highways

crossing the highway in style

crossing the highway in style

Or streams

A little suspension bridge over a stream

A little suspension bridge over a stream

And if you bike back to the Two Brothers Microbrewery at the old roundhouse at the train station in Aurora you can get a craft beer ( Prairie Path Ale ), and food to keep you pedaling in the cold.

Two Brothers Brewery Prairie Path Ale

Two Brothers Brewery Prairie Path Ale

Beer and a mufaletta… a fine lunch for a bike ride and fuel for the last 10 miles home.

Mufaleta.. what's that ? Better try one to find out !

Mufaleta.. what’s that ? Better try one to find out !