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eBikes & Bike Trails


Shawnee Hills eBike Rentals is the hot, new southern Illinois experience. These are “Pedal Assist Power eBikes” that make riding as fun as it’s ever been. Regardless of physical condition young and old can enjoy the benefits of the “pedal assist” and spend time with family and friends like you have never experienced. Owner Jay Boyd will deliver eBikes to Havisham, give you a short tutorial and maps for your journey. You choose your pace (a full workout or an easy breezy ride with little pedaling). Jay can also meet you at the Tunnel Hill Bike Trail.


Tunnel Hill Bike Trail is located in Vienna, Illinois and is around 45 minutes from Havisham House. Tunnel Hill State Trail stretches for 45 miles from Harrisburg to Karnak. The trail used to be the old Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad bed. The 9.3-mile section between Tunnel Hill and Vienna crosses trails already known to outdoor recreationists: the River-to-River Trails, which extends from the Mississippi to the Ohio River; the unmarked American Discovery Trails, which in southern Illinois follows back roads and some of the River-to-River Trail; the U.S. 76 Bicycle Route, a part of the TransAmerica Bike Route; and the Trail of Tears, the primary route the Cherokee Indian tribe took in the winter of 1838-39 during their forced move from the Great Smokies to Oklahoma.