Route 66


The League of Illinois Bicyclists, Route 66 Trail Executive Council and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources were greeted at the entrance to the Benld/Gillespie Bike Trail by city officials and members of the Coal Country Chamber of Commerce.

Pictured left to right are: Frank Brunmmer, President of League of Illinois Bicyclists; Dick Westfall, Ill. Dept. of Natural Resources Greenways and Trails Section; Greg Craine, 1st BancFinancial of FNB/Benld Banking Center and Vice President of Coal Country Chamber; Jim Marcacci, member of Tour de Coal Committee; Jonathan Morrison of 1 Sec Office Supply; John Hicks, Mayor of City of Gillespie; Jamie Link, bicyclist; Judy Morrison, President of CCCC; Ed Barsotti, Executive Director of League of Illinois Bicyclists; Rory Makler, FNB/Benld Banking Center, Senior Vice-President; Doug Goings, Asst. States Attorney of Macoupin County; Mary Hicks, wife of Mayor Hicks; Denise Buske, Buske Independent Insurance Agency of Benld.