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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 7 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 daniel kernan Aug 8.

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.

Fox River Trail 12 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 Adam Z Mar 31.

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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 6.6mi 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 6.6mi 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.

Comment by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi on October 31, 2013 at 11:43am

Not really a trail, but I am wondering about the new Lake Shore Drive Extension and how it connects to the LFP.  I am thinking of riding down there some time this weekend just for the heck of it.  When I get to the end of the LFP is the connection to the extension going to be obvious?

Comment by spencewine on May 22, 2013 at 1:36pm

Globalguy, feel free to start a new discussion on those trails, just follow the general format. I definitely don't know of all the trails in the area and rely on users to update this.

Comment by globalguy on May 21, 2013 at 8:05pm

I would suggest Salt Creek Trail, both north and south, as well as North Branch Trail. These might be of assistance:

Cook County Trails

DuPage County Trails

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 17, 2013 at 11:13am

Done :)

 

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