This evening I was introduced to the Madison County Bikeway across the river in IL. Lisa was kind enough to let me tag a long on a ride.
I was a little hesitant because I'm not a big fan of "mixed-use" trails/paths. You can spend a lot of time dodging little kids, strollers, and dog walkers. Trails like Grant's Trail and Creve Coeur Park, while nice, are generally on my boycott list for all but the most leisurely rides. However, I was surprised to find a really amazing network of paved trails with relatively little pedestrian traffic.