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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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North Branch Trail 17 Replies

updates and conditions for North Branch TrailContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Julius Nadas 1 hour ago.

Desplaines River Trail 5 Replies

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

Started by spencewine. Last reply by Yasmeen 7 hours ago.

I&M Centennial Trail 4 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 Adam Z Jun 29.

Major Taylor Trail 16 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 Jun 15.

Lake Front Path/Trail (LFP/LFT) 2 Replies

News and updates for the Chicago Lake Front PathContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Yasmeen May 15.

Channel Trail 9 Replies

News and ConditionsChannel Trail starts just North of Lawrence, along side the Chicago RiverContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Michael B May 10.

Big Marsh 1 Reply

Big Marsh News and Updates on Trail ConditionsContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Yasmeen May 2.

Cal-Sag Trail 2 Replies

-The Calumet-Saganashkee Trail runs 26 miles from Lemont to Burnham. -Miles 0 thru 14 (west segment) opened in June 2015, completion in 2017.-Connects to Centennial Trail, Tinley Creek trail, Major Taylor Trail and Burnham Greenway. Access from 3…Continue

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Started by Brian Bender. Last reply by Brian Bender Apr 26.

Great Western Trail 3 Replies

The purpose of this discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Great Western Trail. As you ride it, provide a brief report here.Continue

Started by Chris C. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov May 19, 2016.

User counts on Cal-Sag Trail

Palos Heights Parks & Rec. did a survey using automated counters between September 7 and 27. 8,664 trips recorded at Lake Katherine 2,181 trips recorded at Oak Park spur Continue

Started by Brian Bender Nov 16, 2015.

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Comment by Julius Nadas on June 22, 2017 at 12:20pm

access to the weber trail from the FPD trail has been blocked.

FPD has installed barriers preventing access to the weber trail from the north branch trail.  it looks like the rail road must have told them that the only way they would allow the fpd trail to cross the weber south of the river was for FPD to block access to the railroad property. As an additional consequence you can no longer walk down the railroad right of way from Bryn Mawr, across the river on the old railroad bridge and go to the Irene C. Hernandez Family Picnic Grove.  

Comment by Jared on January 22, 2017 at 12:33pm

Robert McClory Trail in Lake County up around Zion was pretty much unrideable due to being waterlogged.  Like riding through sand.  Mostly rode parallel streets....

Comment by Bob Kastigar on May 21, 2016 at 8:39pm

A set of trails are coming together that may soon make it possible to bike north, from the Elston bike lanes to Dempster Street in Skokie.  I just did a survey to see the progress on the trail building in Lincolnwood. 

 

A Strava mapping is at https://www.strava.com/activities/582211546 but you may need to use the satellite view because a lot of the path doesn’t exist yet on the maps.

 

A set of photos along the way are at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kastigar/albums/72157668374710031 but the notes below the pictures aren’t that easy to read.

 

If you have a bike that can handle a few rough trail spots you can take this ride now.  The Lincolnwood trail section is under construction, but I don’t see a lot of work going on.  The Weber Spur section is supposed to intersect with the south part now under construction of the North Branch Trail.  A few streets that are crossed are bike-friendly, and at the north end there’s easy-access to the Yellow Line CTA terminals.

 

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 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 ;)

 

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