The St. Clair County Transit District MetroBikeLink System includes trails and bike paths along MetroLink in Southwestern Illinois and is a perfect summer destination for friends and families. This wondrous outdoor recreation haven offers abundant opportunities for social distancing, exercise, and exploring the community. Other amenities include paved multiuse trails, water fountains, art by local artists, great scenic views, and trees planted by local community members.
Since the initial trail, the system has expanded to include several other trails all connecting in with the original MetroBikeLink and transit. Currently, the MetroBikeLink Trail runs from Shiloh/Scott MetroLink Station to Memorial Hospital MetroLink Station in Belleville to the new extension to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. Additionally, with the connecting Phase I of the Orchard Loop Trail open and Phase II of the Orchard Loop Trail under construction, the MetroBikeLink system continues to grow.
The MetroBikeLink system is a great way to get out and explore Southwestern Illinois through walking or biking with or without a link to transit this summer. As a reminder, all of these trails are made possible through the St. Clair County Transit District, public funds and partnerships with local stakeholders and organizations, including MetroEast Park and Recreation District, who has assisted with nearly every trail SCCTD has constructed.