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Your one stop shop for trail news and conditions in the Chicagoland area. User generated, so please add a report if you're on any of the region's bike trails.

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Illinois Prarie Path - News and Conditions 8 Replies

This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Illinois Prarie Path. As you ride it, provide a brief report here.Continue

Started by spencewine. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi Aug 29.

Fox River Trail 14 Replies

This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Fox River Trail. As you ride it, provide a brief report hereContinue

Started by spencewine. Last reply by Alan Lloyd Aug 26.

Burnham Greenway 1 Reply

This is a great trail that starts at 100th & Ewing to the north (along 41). The greenway goes through Eggers Grove and right to Wolf Lake. It transitions into the Pennsy Greenway to the south with a couple mile break in the middle because of the…Continue

Started by Jacob Klippenstein. Last reply by Jacob Klippenstein Aug 6.

Sculpture Park Trail

The Trail starts Lawrence & Francisco north along river cross over west on  devon mirrors Mccormack ave goes north to green bay road, great inner city trail! Any Comments?Continue

Started by Eddie C Jul 21.

Erie Lackawanna Trail 3 Replies

Great trail, in very good and…Continue

Tags: Erie Lackawanna Trail, trails, trail

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 3.

North Branch Trail & Skokie Lagoon loop 1 Reply

Use this for trail updates and conditions on the North Branch Trail as well as the loop around the Skokie Lagoon.  Post up trail conditions, warnings, issues, especially during the rainy season when sections will flood but aren't marked.Continue

Tags: skokie, lagoons, trail, branch, north

Started by Chitown_Mike. Last reply by Chitown_Mike Jul 3.

Major Taylor Trail 3 Replies

This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Major Taylor Trail. When you ride it, please provide a brief report here.Continue

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Anne Alt May 19.

I&M Centennial Trail 3 Replies

This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the I&M Centennial Trail. As you ride it, provide a brief report here.Continue

Started by spencewine. Last reply by Todd Bremer May 2.

Old Plank Road Trail 3 Replies

Hopefully, I'll ride this trail…Continue

Tags: Old Plank Road Trail, trails, trail

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Todd Bremer May 2.

Pennsy Greenway 1 Reply

The Pennsy Greenway between Calumet City, IL, and Schererville, IN. Do not confuse with Pennsy Trail to the east of Indianapolis.Continue

Tags: trails, trail, Pennsy Greenway

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Apr 21.

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Comment by Rich S on September 7, 2014 at 11:10am

Fox River Trail had downed trees and power lines in a few places north and south of Elgin yesterday. Some spots you could find a clearing a go around. Others were impassable and you had to detour on the main road. There were crews out but it looked like they were still wrapping their heads around the damage and were putting up barricades to close the trail in sections. Lots of homes around there were without power.  

Comment by Jared on September 7, 2014 at 10:02am

The path between the Botanical Gardens and the Green Bay Trail is now complete, though it doesn't officially open until next weekend.

Comment by Bob Kastigar on September 3, 2014 at 9:45pm

The Forest Preserve District is voting on the bridge over the Metra tracks required for the southern extension of the North Branch Trail.

I highly suspect that the residents of Edgebrook are going to try to convince the board not to build the bridge. Thus, without drawing additional attention to the vote (and therefore more Edgebrook residents), we need to write in our support or testify in person during the next Forest Preserve board meeting next Tuesday, Sept 9.

If you wish to write support, here are the details:

Send an email to cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov with your testimony. Make it attention: Board Secretary

RE: Item # 14 0409 To construct and maintain a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Metra railroad, near Forest Glen Woods in the City of Chicago tracks near MP 11.0, between Devon and Foster Avenues, on Metra’s Milwaukee North Line.

You can also use the web contact form:  http://www.cookcountyil.gov/contact/

If you wish to testify in person, here is the link to sign up (unfortunately it is very far south instead of downtown): (Sagawau Environmental Learning Center,12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, Illinois)

http://fpdcc.com/about/board-meetings/

You can also contact John Fritchey, 12 District Representative on the board:

District Office
2539 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(p) 773-871-4000 (f) 773-423-0392
office@fritchey.com

Let's not let this bridge get pushed aside or forgotten, like the Stone Bridge.  Send an email to cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov with your testimony. Make it attention: Board Secretary

Comment by Rich S on August 25, 2014 at 10:38pm

Two of the Salt Creek Trail underpasses were flooded this past Sunday. One was west of Wolf Rd that goes under 294. The other was under Roosevelt Rd in between York Rd and Rt 83. The pic below was from under Roosevelt Rd. 

Comment by Jacob Klippenstein on August 6, 2014 at 11:55am

There is a Burnham Greenway beautification work day coming up Monday, August 11th. (details below)

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/burnham-greenway-beautification

Time: August 11, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Burnham Greenway
Street: 108th & Avenue D
City/Town: Chicago (East Side)
Website or Map: http://setaskforce.org/
Phone: 773.991.0613
Event Type: bike, trail, beautification
Organized By: John Pastorak

Trees 'R' Beautiful and the Southeast Environmental Taskforce are hosting a work day to beautify the Burnham Greenway at 108th & Avenue D.

Please contact John Pastorak for more information (773.991.0613)

Lunch provided if you RSVP

Comment by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi on November 7, 2013 at 1:30pm

I did ride to the park at 87th Street on Sunday morning.  I love how the south end of the LFP is so empty, and the farther south one goes the emptier it gets.  There was very little traffic on South Shore Drive, and even less on the South Lake Shore Drive extension.  The roads are so nicely paved--what a pleasure.  The park seemed to attract a lot of people just walking around the path and others walking dogs.  I really enjoyed my little jaunt.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 31, 2013 at 1:21pm

I guess we will try this new bike lane on our way to Three Floyds this Saturday ;)

Comment by Tom Z on October 31, 2013 at 12:38pm

Yes Lisa... When you go into the album you can click "photo details" you will then see a map of the picture. I used my phone to take the pictures, so it captured the GPS location. Enjoy!

Comment by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi on October 31, 2013 at 12:27pm

Thank you, Tom Z.  Just what I was looking for.  The park looks a bit like urban ruins right now. :-)  Is it on the north side of the mouth of the Calumet River?

Comment by Tom Z on October 31, 2013 at 12:20pm

@Lisa Curcio... Once you get to the south-end of the LFP, you will ride on the S. South Shore Drive bike lane. This will take you straight to the new bike lanes. At 79th street you will make a slight left onto S. Lake Shore Drive.  Google maps does show the new road, but still doesn't have the bicycle lanes marked.

Here's a link to the Google Map:

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.752377,-87.548139&...

I was down there on Monday and there were quite a few people riding bikes on the new bike lanes.

Here's a picture I took just before I left:

I took some pictures of a park while I was down there.

Here's a link to the pictures I took:

2013 1028 Lake Shore Drive Extension and local park

It looks like it will be a well used extension for bicycles and A nice park should be developing over the next few years.

 

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