Tag: Des Plaines River Trail North

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 »

60 Second Cycling: Week in Review and Upcoming Events

Yesterday was a very bad day for bicycling.  The transportation bill that emerged from committee drastically reduces Federal funding for bicycling and pedestrian projects and sets active transportation policy back decades.  Dedicated Safe Routes to School funding has been eliminated along with the Complete Streets provision for future projects. You can read statements from Rails... 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 »

As Seen On A Bike: March Meanderings

Typical scenery along the Des Plaines River Trail Lake County section, north of Lake Cook Road
There’s not much time to write when there’s beautiful weather to ride. Here are a few places I’ve seen from the saddle of my bike during the last week…