Posts tagged "DuPage County Bike Trails"

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile
Six miles.  Thirty minutes.  Three hundred plus calories. A simple half-hour bike ride at a moderate pace will take you on a trip of six miles and burn over 300 calories.  Half of those calories will be provided by stored body fat. Getting one’s recommended daily allowance of exercise is as easy as riding a... Read more »

A New Bike Path in DuPage County?

A New Bike Path in DuPage County?
Part of the fun of bicycling is exploring new places. Given the choice of riding down a familiar path or following a new trail, my curiosity gets the better of me every time.  Such was the case yesterday when my familiar path intersected with a shiny new trail. Heading east along the Great Western Trail... Read more »

30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop

30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop
Just in case you’ve been wondering what 30 Days of Biking is all about… “30 Days of Biking has one rule…  Bike somewhere every day for 30 days – around the block, 20 miles to work, whatever suits you – then share your adventures online.  We advocate daily bicycling because we believe it enriches lives... Read more »
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60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »

The Perfect Weekend to Rediscover Bicycling!

The Perfect Weekend to Rediscover Bicycling!
Forget about an early spring, we’re experiencing an early summer! Seventy-degree Saturdays in mid-March are about as rare as declining gas prices in an election year.  Some years we wait well into June for the perfect temperature to hang out in our t-shirts and shorts. While this stroke of lucky weather has taken us all... Read more »

Slow Down, Sit Up, and Enjoy the Colors

Slow Down, Sit Up, and Enjoy the Colors
Mother Nature has a calendar and she is punctual. Admittedly, I wasn’t around last week to notice the colors changing along the bike path.  I was stuck in the desert, marveling at opulent hotels and interesting tourists as I traversed ribbons of concrete, marble floors, and dizzying carpet patterns.  There were colors all around me,... Read more »
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This Weekend, See The Forest For The Trees

This Weekend, See The Forest For The Trees
I am going to miss all the green. Already there are subtle reminders that summer has run its course.  Certain trees here and there are exhibiting a little yellow and brown.  The leaves that have fallen are changing colors as they lie on the path.  The tassels on the prairie grass have created a sea... Read more »