Upcoming Events

Want Your Group to Learn More About Trails in the Northern Illinois Region?

Invite Friends of the East Branch DuPage River Trail to make a presentation to your group.

EBDRT presentations are ideal for:

• Book clubs • Social clubs of any kind • Church or religious groups • Civic Service Organizations • Non profits • Groups of any kind

Everyone in the community could be interested in extending the DuPage County trail network for the purpose of recreation, active transportation, health and wellness, access to the outdoors and environmental preservation, increasing home values.

Presentations can tailored to your group for as short as 5 minutes or as long as a keynote experience.

How to reach us:

  • Phone: 630-835-6959 (ideal to send a text message first)

  • email: Ginger Wheeler


Wednesday, Feb 17, 7:30p

The Friends of the East Branch DuPage River Trail gave an advocacy talk hosted by Active Transportation Alliance as part of their Suburban Action Week.

Click the link to watch a recording of our presentation.


October 16-17-18 -- This Run's For Jack - TEAM EVENT

Pledge to ride 10 miles with us during the weekend of October 16-17-18. Raise awareness and have some fun and support a good cause! Let's build a trail!

Virtual Ride - Any Time You Wish


Sept 2 -- Trail Update Zoom Call

Friends of the East Branch Trail are hosting a Zoom call with County Board Member Tim Elliott and DuPage County Forest Preserve Trustee Tim Whalen to let anyone on the call ask questions and learn more about what's happening since COVID shutdowns with the progress of the EBDRT.

7:00 p.m.via ZOOM


March 18-POSTPONED-New Date TBA

Friends of the East Branch Trail will be presenting the latest news about the trail's progress to the Wheaton A.M. Rotary Club

7:00 a.m.Catigny ParkWinfield

Many thanks to the John Rutledge for the invitation to speak

Wed., March 18-POSTPONED-New Date TBA

Friends of the East Branch Trail and the Village of Glen Ellyn will be presenting to a combined meeting of the Maryknoll Homeowners Association

6:30 p.m.Glen Ellyn Police Station Community Meeting RoomPark Blvd.Glen Ellyn

Many thanks to the Ron Commerford for organizing this event.

Sunday, March 22-POSTPONED-New Date TBA

Tune in to radio program Live, Life & the Grind on station WCPT 820 AM to hear a discussion with Ginger Wheeler of Friends of the East Branch DuPage River Trail and Tim Elliott from the DuPage County Board, District 4, as they discuss the East Branch Trail, the larger Chicago trail network and take calls from the listeners. Follow on Facebook.
3:00 p.m.Call in number: (773) 763-9278

Many thanks to the Riza Siddiqui for the opportunity

Wednesday, March 25-POSTPONED-New Date TBA

Friends of the East Branch Trail will be attending Detention Basins: Going Native sponsored by the Conversation Foundation and DuPage County Stormwater Management. Click for more information and tickets to this free event.

6:30-8:00 p.m.Northern Illinois Univ. Naperville Campus1120 E. Diehl Road, Room 266Naperville, Il

Many thanks to the Ron Commerford for organizing this event.

Saturday, April 18-POSTPONED

Join us for Opening Day for Trails event

time and location TBD

Many thanks to the Rails to Trails Conservancy for organizing this event.

Monday, April 20-POSTPONED-New Date TBA

Stop by COD for the COD Environmental Club's 3rd Annual Earth Day Eco-Fair. This year's theme is "Climate Action"

College of DuPageStudent Resource Center Atrium9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

Many thanks to the College of DuPage Environmental Club for organizing this event.

Sunday, April 26-POSTPONED

Join us at the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

1:00-4:00 p.m.Lake Ellyn Park645 Lenox Rd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Many thanks to Kay McKeen and SCARCE for this opportunity.

Saturday, May 16

Friends of the East Branch Trail will be participating in Cosley Zoo's Party for the Planet

1356 N. Gary Ave.Wheaton, IL 60187

Many thanks to the Cathy Mousseau for alterting us about this event.

Saturday, May 16

Join us at the Glen Ellyn Public Library for a meeting of Green Gatherings: Nature Adventures. We are looking forward to updating the public about what's happening with the East Branch Trail during this meeting! Sign up at the link above.

2:00-3:00 p.m.Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane St.Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Many thanks to Jacquelyn Casazza and the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission for this opportunity.

Saturday, July 25

Friends of the East Branch DuPage River Trail will be at the Ray Whalen Builders Tour of Glen Ellyn Intelligentsia Bike Race and YOU ARE INVITED TO COME TOO! Come out and watch the races. Sign up for the FAMILY RIDE! So much fun and so cool to see these world class bike races zip around Lake Ellyn. Don't miss it!

All DayLake EllynGlen Ellyn, IL 60137

Many thanks to Jim Burkett and the Illinois Prairie Path for this opportunity.

Sunday, October 19

Volunteers will be at the This Runs for Jack to educate runners and walkers about trail progress, collect petition signatures and cheer on the participants

8:00 a.m. Race Start TimeAckerman ParkGlen Ellyn

Many thanks to Sharon Marston, Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund, for this opportunity and invitation.


For Past Events, See our "Progress" Page! Help by inviting a trail volunteer to present to your group: email thetrailbetween@gmail.com