Madison County Transit has been involved in bike trail construction for more than 20 years, and is getting ready to open two new trails later this month.  One is an 1,100 foot extension of the Nature Trail in Granite City, and the other is a 6.4-mile extension of the Nickel Plate Trail from Alhambra to New Douglas.

Madison County Transit spokesman S.J. Morrison tells The Big Z it's all part of the agency's celebration of National Bike Month, which also includes a photo contest.

Click here for Morrison's comments

MCT is also offering maps of the trails in Madison County and around the St. Louis region.  To get one, call 797-4600, or e-mail


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