|The trail is a popular place!|
I took several rides on the trail in the Vienna area. I headed into downtown Vienna to find a couple of geocaches with the children, and later in the day headed west to Reston with Miles before cutting off the trail to go to the host family's swim club pool.
The trail is very popular, with kids learning to bike, spandex-clad power bikers and joggers, and dog walkers among the many demographics on the trail. Will was almost hit by a couple of tiny fawn crossing the path on our ride to town, so I guess we should count wildlife as trail users, too. I could not help thinking about how the county government in Illinois reserved the right to transform the Illinois Prairie Path corridor into a highway in the future when that path was first started. Such an action would likely create a riot, because these trails are such a great resource in their communities.
|From the front: Miles, Teddy, Will, Sophie and Phoebe|
head through Vienna.