Challenge Park - TRAIL

Challenge Park - Trail, Joliet, Illinois

Cross Country, Dual Slalom, Downhill, & Bikercross.

User Reviews (61)

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lift2win   Weekend Warrior [Sep 22, 2010]

sorry to break the bad news but this place no longer exists :(

Customer Service

none to ride :(

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3
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3
cbizkit1   Weekend Warrior [Feb 02, 2010]

CPX has stopped all MTB trails at their park

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1
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1
Tim Kulchawick   Cross Country Rider [May 28, 2008]

Read on the web site that this trail will not open back up for the 2008 season due to the complexity of liability issues. They even closed the skatepark too. They only have airsoft/paintball now. Bummer.

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5
VALUE
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5
chadquest   Downhiller [Oct 30, 2007]

it was awesome. now its no longer. challenge park did not renew their bike insurance. no more bike. only paintball. however, CAMBR and other groups are working to open a public park in plainfield bout 10 miles away, which should be started early 08.

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5
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3
nick little   Weekend Warrior [Oct 16, 2007]

I havent ridden Challenge Park in quite a while but everything Ive read online indicates they are closed to all forms of mountain biking. The Challenge Park website stated there was too much liability due to trespassers, if I remeber correctly. The last time I rode there one of the Team Sally guys led my friend and I around the cross country section, what a trip. That was back before all the man-made features(there was a few but not like what ive read about lately).

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4
VALUE
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3
Verno   Weekend Warrior [Aug 26, 2005]

Come check out CPX. We've built more dirt jumps and have tried to make the stunts more flowing. Stunts range in size and difficulty. There's something there for every skill level.

Customer Service

My favorite trail begins on the 20' high start ramp that sends you into a variety of ladder jumps. The Inferno and Neckbreaker are to 2 big ones. Take the trail all the way down and you'll hit more jumps and some other crazy stuff to keep you on your toes. You finish off with a 6' high ladder drop that shots you down to the best jump there. The Riverview.

Similar Products Used: Also at CPX are some new dirt doubles with gaps ranging in size from 8-16' with a nice hip-jump. On the old side of CPX some very nice bigger dirt dbls have been added next to the dual slalom cource. It's all good!!
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5
VALUE
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4
mess-downonly   Downhiller [Oct 14, 2004]

this place is AWESOME!!!!! get the heck of of the stupid computer and go ride it! laddeers are every where, a spiral ladder down a tree, a swirly ladder, dual slalom track, downhill track, skatepark that allows bikes, and more wooden stunts than a carpenters trade show. nice job team sally! these guys are way nice guys, they just came up to TC and i sessioned some of our local dirtjumps with them. they didnt mind at all that a 12 year old was riding with them, and they were way supportive of what the local downhill shop was trying to do. like i said before, get off the computer, go ride, then come back, get on the computer, and rave about this awesome place.

Customer Service

ask the guys at the main building

Similar Products Used: its joliet there arent any hills
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5
VALUE
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3
ieatsoap   Weekend Warrior [Jun 25, 2004]

3 words... UN-friggen-believable! You have got to see this to believe it...looks like something from another planet out there. Nice job Team Sally.

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5
VALUE
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4
02Slayer   Weekend Warrior [Apr 14, 2004]

These guys have put together a really cool North Shore riding experience in the middle of Illinois. I was there last week and I could't have had more fun. If you are a XC enthusiast/purist, (or just a trailhead like me) and you are actually starting to believe all the press about different "factions" of the mtn biking world not getting along and giving attitude to each other go meet the TeamSally guys. They were great- encouraging, friendly, and actual people that take pride in their work/hobby/life. With the skills and stunts these guys have built, they practically deserve to be elitist snobs but the truth is they are the exact opposite. Remember, Illinois, not BC, and they made it happen. I dare anyone to come to this place and not be wowed by what's there, how these guys ride it, and how they welcome newbies. Drops, gaps, banks, skinnies, kickers, see-saws, its all there. And how about a tight-rope high wire stunt?!? Oh yeah, by the time you leave, you will know "Who's Your Daddy?!" even if you can't bring yourself (understandably) to launch it. Treat yourself to some fun & challenge. Thanks TeamSally. Erik

Customer Service

Start slow & low if you need to, and then the sky is the limit. No, Really, I'm talking the actual sky.

Similar Products Used: Ask Kirk or Verno, they'll hook you up.
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5
VALUE
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4
Beau   Downhiller [Jan 02, 2004]

Dude...If you have not been here....GET YOUR ASS OFF THE COMPUTER!!!!! This place is the SH*T. Every thing in the park is great. I started out with the skinnies (which there are plenty of) to warm up. By the end of the day, the Team Sally guys were coaxing us to do the BIG one.....""WHO'S YOUR DADDY""....the 13'high huck! Bottom line.....quit reading reviews and get you bike and as many buddies as you can and go ride there. It is a sure fire way to expand your abitlities and prove to yourself how far you can go. It is also a great way to clear your head on those sketchy things you never thought you could do. GO THERE..............NOW.............OR I WILL GO THERE FOR YOU!!!!!!! Hell, We (7 guys from MN) drove 8 hours to ride there, in the middle of December and still had a blast!!!

Customer Service

go to teamsally.com and post in the forums, tell the guys you are going there. Then go to Challenge Parks website and get directions.

Similar Products Used: Go to Chicago and try to get set up with a group ride. Lots of huge gaps and fun to be had
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5
VALUE
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3
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