Mountain biking picnic moves to Wildlife Prairie Park

By WEEK Reporter

October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM CDT

FARMDALE, Ill. -- The federal Government's shut-down closed the Farmdale Recreation Area maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday.

Local mountain bikers were planning an annual picnic for this Saturday at Farmdale, an event that would have to be cancelled with Farmdale closed.

Thursday, officials of Wildlife Prairie Park have stepped forward to offer that facility for the Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association event.

Doug Dillow of Wildlife Prairie Park says the plans are for the event to take place Saturday as was previous scheduled.