Established in 1989, the Rock Cut Trail Crew has successfully developed miles of eco-friendly mountain biking trails in and around Rockford, Illinois. We are a dedicated and responsible group of bicycling enthusiasts who stand as leaders for mountain bike access, and educate and connect mountain bikers of all skill levels.
The Trail Crew’s mission is to promote responsible trail use, to prevent trail closings, and to maintain unpaved trails for cycling in the Northern, IL and Rockford area. We also seek to promote trail cycling opportunities through stewardship, environmental and social responsibility, education, and a spirit of cooperation among all trail users, the conservation community, and governing bodies.
Our members have donated thousands of work hours to build and improve area trails. We are a member club of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), the Midwest Mountain Bike Coalition, and the League of Illinois Bicyclists.
We work closely with area bike shops, government agencies, and land managers to ensure that mountain bikers have diverse and challenging local opportunities to enjoy their sport.
Simply put, no other group has done so much to protect the interests of Rockford area mountain bikers. It is only through our continued efforts to repair and maintain unpaved trails that we can counter objections to the presence of mountain bikers on area trails.
Links to information about the parks where our local trails can be found:
Espenscheid Memorial Forest Preserve
Rock Cut State Park