Grid Shots: Cycling in the suburbs

To go along with my post about biking and walking in Riverdale, Illinois, this week’s Grid Shots is about cycling in the suburbs. Add your photos to our group on Flickr.


Practicing bicycling on the Illinois Prairie Path in Elmhurst, Illinois. Photo by Clark Maxwell.


Bike route signs on the Illinois Prairie Path in South Elgin, Illinois. Photo by Robert Guico.


Christoff Van Heerden of Team MTN (South Africa) edges out Garmin-Slipstream’s Mike Friedman in the final sprint of the Evanston NorthShore University HealthSystems Grand Prix pro race. Photo by Edmund White.


Bike parking in an off-street parking lot at 900 S Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. Photo by Oak Park Cycle Club.


Jason Jenkins, education specialist at Active Transportation Alliance, tries to convince the little guy to hop on the bike at the Bike Rodeo in Blue Island, Illinois, in August. Photo by Cal-Sag Cycles.


One of many bridges in Batavia, Illinois, my hometown, along the Fox River Trail system. Photo by Serge Lubomudrov.

One thought on “Grid Shots: Cycling in the suburbs”

  1. Chicago’s suburbs have many attractive bike facilities hidden within the grid of crowded high-speed highways and interstates.  But finding them is mostly word-of-mouth…ask other cylists wherever you ride. 

    A trail connector here…a pedestrian bridge there; knowing about these secrets can enable a determined cyclist to link up some very pleasant long routes.  And really get somewhere!

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