"You can bypass a large portion of Deerfiled road by taking Forrest way. When you turn Right (North) on Saunders, immediately after passing under the highway (150 feet) make a left on Forrest Way. It will dead end on Portwine. Make a right (north).…"
i live in Palatine. i have a rather twisting route that basically gets me west of DT Palatine and westbound on Palatine Rd. (DON'T try to ride on Palatine E of Northwest Hwy!) but west of town it isn't too bad. i ride out…"
"I've ridden this as far as Landwehr/Huehl and liked it. It's a mix of residential and commercial, with shade in some places. I haven't tried the more scenic one for which Lowell Nelson provided the link, but it looks like…"
"I have a route that I ride between the North Tranch Trail and downtown Long Grove. I developed this route using the excellent Chicagoland Bike Map from the Active Transportation Alliance.
About a mile north of the Lake Street overpass the Trail…"
"I live about half-way along this route in Park Ridge. From the City to here Elston/Milwaukee works to Devon, but I'd recommend heading west at BrynMawr and following Avondale, Summit and Busse along the Metra tracks to Des Plaines. In Des…"
"I do it frequently. In fact, I plan to ride it Sunday. Not the best ride ever in fact there may be a better way than I do it. But, I take the lake shore bike path and go North then Sheridan North until you get to the spot where Bicycles are verboten…"
"I've ridden from Chicago to Fox River Grove, which is the next town north of Barrington. I take the blue line to the end at Forrest Park, then hop on the Illinois Prairie Trail to the Great Western Trail and finally the Fox River trail.…"