Posts tagged "Illinois Prairie Path"

GITy Up! Sample bike touring in the Western Suburbs

Bike touring. It’s the ultimate freedom fantasy. You. Nature. Everything you need to survive – and not a single item more – strapped securely to your bicycle. Inspiring sunrises. Stunning sunsets. Nothing but the uninterrupted hours between to discover new places and reconnect with your inner self. It’s a dream shared by many, yet only... Read more »

10 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Biking

10 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Biking
30 Days of Biking comes to an end today.  National Bike Month and the National Bike Challenge officially begin tomorrow. While I sit mulling the take-away of one challenge while preparing for another, here are ten observations I made about bicycling in April: 10.  April is no longer the tentative start date of cycling season. ... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Latest News

Here’s what’s happening this weekend: Friday, April 27th:  Critical Mass, Daley Plaza, 6pm – 11pm. Saturday, April 28th:  Great Western Trails and Prairie Path Cleanup Day, various trailhead locations, all day, rain or shine.  Bring a pair of gloves, some trash bags, and a cart to haul all the garbage out with you and join... Read more »
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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 »

Photos: Staycation Suggestions, As Seen On A Bike

Paul Douglas Trail, Cook County Forest Preserve, Hoffman Estates, IL
With gas prices on the rise again (it must be an election year), more people are resigned to stay closer to home this summer. It’s time to take another look at all of the interesting sights that are right in our own backyards or within a relatively short drive. Here’s a sampling of some of... 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 »

Summer Isn't Over Until We Decide It Is!

Summer Isn't Over Until We Decide It Is!
Ok.  A lot of the kiddies have already gone back to school.  Are we going to let The Man tell us that summer is now officially over?  There’s still a full week before Labor Day weekend! So the stores have taken down the Back To School banners and replaced them with the traditional orange and... Read more »