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IPP 60th Anniversary Celebration & Family Bike Ride: Glen Ellyn Park District & IPPc

September 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) conversion efforts reached a milestone on Monday, September 30, 1963 when the Chicago Tribune published a letter to the editor from May Theilgaard Watts advocating for a public path on the abandoned route of the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Electric (CA&E) rail line.  Public response to her letter was immediate and enthusiastic. However, the complexities and challenges involved in developing a public path on the CA&E land were monumental.  To learn more about the rich history of the IPP, please visit
The Glen Ellyn Park District and the Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit corporation invite you to attend an IPP 60-year anniversary celebration. The event will be held Saturday, September 30th from 1:00 pm-4:00pm at Prairie Path Park (between Park and Main) in Glen Ellyn. Although the event is called a Family Bike Ride, we encourage riders and non-riders to attend for fun, music, games and an IPP history lesson. Registration is required to ride.All registrants will receive a Glen Ellyn Park District/IPP goodie bag, a Heavenly Hot Dog (local business) meal, as well as fruit and a drink.

If this event reaches capacity, please join the waitlist.  The IPPc will consider holding similar events in other communities.


We hope that you’ll join us for this special celebration.


Ken McClurg
Illinois Prairie Path board member

David Macdonald
Manager of Recreation Services

IL Prairie Path Family Bike Ride (poster)