With gas prices skyrocketing, now's the time to
break out the bikes. But if you're tired of riding the same old
loops around the neighborhood, check out these suggestions for
trails that thrill and roads to ride.
Greg Borzo, a Chicago dad and author of Where to
Bike Chicago, recommends families start with shorter,
less-popular routes, like a 1.3-mile loop on Northerly Island or
the lakefront path south of the museum campus, which tends
to be quieter than the always-packed north end.
For a really different kind of bike ride, head to the
bicycle track at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook. "It's a
treasure," Borzo says. "It's a race track that's open to anyone on
any kind of bike. It's free and during the day, anyone can
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