Posts tagged "Lake County Forest Preserve District"

Discovering the Des Plaines River Trail

View of lake at Independence Grove from DPRT, looking south.
Images of Des Plaines River Trail appear at end of text. When the heat wave finally broke late Saturday, the banks of the mighty Des Plaines River began to overflow – with people. By mid-Sunday morning, the Des Plaines River Trail north of Lincolnshire was spilling over with walkers, runners, and cyclists.  Nearly everyone I... Read more »

703,461:1 - Cyclists Wait for One Man to Win His Lottery

703,461:1 - Cyclists Wait for One Man to Win His Lottery
Bicycling in the ‘burbs is quite different than cycling in the city. It’s quite challenging to be a transportation cyclist throughout most of Chicagoland.  The distances are greater between residential and commercial districts.  The speed limits on major arterial roads are much higher, making it dangerous to share the road.  Paved shoulders, let alone dedicated... Read more »