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14 communities to connect via Cal Sag Trail

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Cycling season is in full throttle in the Chicago area. And luckily for cyclists in the area, Chicago is home to dozens of scenic paths.

Saturday is National Trails Day. And Bike riders will be celebrating a big construction project this week on the Cal Sag Trail, which will connect 14 communities all reachable by bicycle. The event will be marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Biking is bigger than ever in Chicago, which was once the biking capital of the country. Many residents use trails to work out and have fun.

ONLINE EXTRA | Map of the Cal Sag Trail

Along 26 miles of waterway from Lemont in the west to the Indiana border in the east, the Cal-Sag Trail will stitch together more than 185,000 people in fourteen communities. Everyone in the area believes the project will enhance and increase tourism.

It will connect them to regional trails, transit systems, retail areas, parks, forest preserves, marinas, nature centers, and the legacies of Big Steel, immigrant communities and the Underground Railroad.

Whether you are an expert or a beginner, the trail offers a block-by-block description of what you might see and where you should go for the best scenery.

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