Dearborn is closed to southbound bike traffic at Wacker and north bound traffic is condensed to one shared lane. There are no signs until you reach Wacker, so take a different bridge into the Loop unless you want to ride on Wacker.See More
"There are several routes around the Loop that only work for one direction of a commute. As you said for northsiders, Wells is a good route in with no out bound corollary. Simlarly, Washington gives westsiders a good inbound route, with limited…"
"Winter biking has definitely gotten worse as the "low stress" bike network has expanded. Back when the routes I rode on were just part of the street, they were cleared by Streets and San as part of their normal snow clearing and were…"
"I'm not sure that I'd count Webster as a safe crossing since it's an open grate bridge deck and instantly dumps you into a dangerous intersection with Ashland and the Kennedy. It's infuriating how low of priority river and…"
"Some small towns downstate have municipal campsites, but it's as common as it is in Wisconsin. I've stayed in a couple when kayak touring. Most only allow you to stay one night and require that you get out early, but are perfect for a tour."
"Some of the park district restrooms stay open latter into the season. The golf pro shop by the clock tower stays open and I believe that Promontory Point stays open. The Lincoln Park Zoo has free restrooms."
"It sucks that you have to remove your lights, but it's the reality of locking up in the city. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't add much time to a trip. Especially this time of year when lights aren't needed for most trips, so…"
"Was this tube recently replaced? If there is a fold or crease in the tube when it's installed, you can get a snake bite where the tube is folded over on itself. Some people use talc powder when changing a tube to prevent this."
"Helmets are a relatively new thing. When that picture was taken, options other than the mostly useless leather hairnet were just starting to appear. MSR introduced a mountaineering helmet modified for cycling in 1973 and Bell introduced the first…"
"Many protected bike routes in Germany are portions of a wide sidewalk, similar to the the LFP between Monroe and Balbo. The cyclist and pedestrian areas are designated by tinted pavement. Germans being the rule following sort that they are stay…"
"The London Metropolitan Police produced a great set of videos about what a truck driver sees as part of a program to educate cyclists and truck drivers about each other. Remember that the video is British so left and right are…"
Hey Cameron! I actually got word this morning that they found us a host family. Yeah! They're pretty close to the campgrounds actually. I'd love to meet up that evening or somewhere along the way for some good ol fashioned chainlink fun. Thanks again for looking into it for us. Cheers!
Hey, for the IL beach SP ride, would you mind if myself and Brittany were to share a site with you and liz? we have a 2 (and 3) person tent of our own. I wasnt sure how this all worked so I put our names down on the spread sheet but that can easily be changed.