Where to Bike Chicago: Best Biking in City and Suburbs [NOOK Book]

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Where to Bike Chicago, Best Biking in the City and Suburbs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980875584
  • Publisher: Where to Bike
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 45 MB
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Meet the Author

Greg Borzo has been biking all his life. Born on the Northwest Side of Chicago, he has lived most of his life in Chicago and is active in many of the city’s cultural and biking circles.

Greg has a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. In addition to having completed hundreds of freelance gigs, Greg has been a full-time reporter, editor and/or writer at Modern Railroads MagazineTraffic World, International Thompson Transport Press, The Business Word, American Medical Association, Harcourt Brace, The Field Museum, Momentum Magazine and University of Chicago.

An award-winning journalist, Greg is the author of The Windies’ City: Chicago’s Historical Hidden Treasures (Highlights of Chicago Press, 2006) and The Chicago "L"(Arcadia Publishing, 2007), a book that covers the history of Chicago’s greatest working antique the Elevated Railway. Greg currently works as an independent writer. He is an accomplished public speaker and conducts tours about the “L” and Chicago history – on foot, by bike and on the “L.”

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Table of Contents

Authors Note

About the Author
Introduction
Ride Overview
How to Use this Book
What to Take
Before You Go
On the Road
Off the Road
You Your Bike and Transport in Chicago
 
History of Cycling in Chicago
 
Adult Rides
North
Robert McClory Trail
Prairie Trail
Moraine Hills State Park
Lakewood and Countryside Forest Preserves
North Shore Bike Path
Century Park/Little Bear Lake
Skokie Valley Bikeway
Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve
Deer Grove Trail
Northbrook Velodrome
Des Plaines River Trail-north
Green Bay Trail and Sheridan Rd.
Algonquin Rd. Trail and Paul Douglas Forest Preserve
Northwestern University
City & Central
North Branch Trail
North Shore Channel
Des Plaines River Trail-south
Lakefront Trail-north
Milwaukee & Elston Aves.
"Biking the Boulevards" with Geoffrey Baer
Northerly Island
Halsted St. and Stockyards
Hyde Park
Lakefront Trail-south
Major Taylor Trail
Burnham Greenway
South
Arie Crown Trail
Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail
Argonne and Waterfall Glen Trail
Palos Forest Preserve Trail-north
Palos Forest Preserve Trail-south
Tinley Creek Trail
Erie Lackawanna Trail
Joliet Ironworks Heritage Trail
Joliet Junction Trail
Old Plank Road Trail
Thorn Creek and Sauk Trails
West
Mallard Lake and Hawk Hollow Forest Preserves
Meacham Grove and Spring Lake Forest Preserves
Illinois Prairie Path-north
Great Western Trail
Fox River Trail
West Branch DuPage River Trail
Fermi Lab
Salt Creek Trail
Fullersburg Woods Trail
Herrick Lake and Danada Trails
Morton Arboretum
Illinois Prairie Path-south
Green Valley Forest Preserve
Virgil Gilman Trail

Kids Rides
North
Greenbelt Forest Preserve (North Chicago)
Independence Grove (Libertyville)
Old School Forest Preserve (Libertyville)
Century Park/Little Bear Lake (Vernon Hills)
Lake Arlington Park (Arlington Heights)
Shorewood Park (Wilmette)
North Shore Channel (Skokie)
Peterson Park (Chicago)
City & Central
Alta Vista St. (Chicago)
Oz Park (Chicago)
Palmer Square (Chicago)
Lincoln Park (Chicago)
Ogden Mall (Chicago)
Washington Square (Chicago)
Buckingham Fountain (Chicago)
Arrigo Park (Chicago)
Printers Row Park (Chicago)
Northerly Island (Chicago)
Prairie Ave. Historic District (Chicago)
South
Promontory Point (Chicago)
Dan Ryan Woods (Chicago)
St. Xavier University (Chicago)
Humphrey Trail (Orland Park)
Midlothian Meadows (Midlothian)
Thorn Creek Trail-north (Lansing)
Tinley Creek Trail-south (Flossmoor)
Pilcher Park (Joliet)
West
Cricket Creek Forest Preserve (Villa Park)
Churchill Woods (Glen Ellyn)
Columbus Park (Chicago)
Xyz Park (Riverside)

Oakhurst Forest Preserve (Aurora)

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