The Fermilab Trail garners its name by running though campus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), home to the Tevatron particle accelerator. The 3.9 mile particle accelerator is the second largest in the world and is used to accelerate particles to near the speed of light. The trail extends east of the Fermilab campus to Warrenville, near the Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve.
Parking and Trail Access
Three Part Trail
This trail can be broken into three parts: The first leg goes along Batavia Road. The options are to ride in the street or the sidewalk. Entry was a challenge due to construction on Butterfield Road (OCT2012). The second leg is through the Fermilab campus. ...
Very bumpy trail
The asphalt bike trail has deteriorated over the years having bad cracks every 10-20 feet. I've broken numerous spokes riding my bike on this. I've talked to Fermilab numerous times about this but they say they have no money to fix the trail. The alternative ...