Peoria Area News Articles

Fat Biking in Central Illiniois

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 Nice article about fat biking in central  Illinois. While we don't have a lot of sandy beaches, fat biking can make biking in the snow and sometimes softer dirt a blast-as well as a year round event. 

Metamora native Allen Schadle writes article in Rock and Ice Magazine

Ben Mangelsdorf on Proud Mary (V9) at The Beach, Southern Illinois. Photo: Aidan Welby.

  Ben Mangelsdorf on Proud Mary (V9) at The Beach, Southern Illinois. Photo: Aidan Welby. 


An Ode to Midwest Bouldering


Why the boulders of America’s Midwest still captivate him from across the world.

Rocky Glen Park now open for hikes

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Rocky Glen park in Peoria is officially open. Check out the  link below to read more about the grand opening. 

Announcement of new rock climbing gym in Peoria

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Click below to read about the announcement of the new rock climbing gym being built in the warehouse district. 

National Geographic article on Peoria

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Check out the link below to read about a National Geographic article detailing Peoria as an adventure town. 

Article on Peoria becoming more bike friendly

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Here's an article that was featured in the local paper talking about plans on making the Peoria area more bike friendly. 

Peoria local featured in Outside Magazine

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Great article about Peoria native, and fellow high school classmate,  Andy Weinberg! Check it out

Outdoors Resort Planned for Spring Bay area

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Plans were just announced for a new 4 season outdoor recreational facility catering to campers, kayakers, canoers, fishermen and more in Spring Bay!