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Each route has its variations; the more common versions are below. Most images link to RideWithGPS pages. There, you can see turns and cuesheets in detail and, if desired, download the route to your bike computer in your choice of file format. For approximate pace of each group, see Speeds.

Social Rides

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Monday social ride (short)

12.3 mi.

Major streets: Prospect > Main > Ozark > Oriole > Beckwith > Shermer > Dewes > south on Harlem > Central > Shermer, etc. back to Park Ridge.

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Monday social ride (long)

16.3 mi.

Major streets: as above to Dewes, then north on Harlem > Lehigh > Glen Station. Regroup & reverse route to return.

"C" Rides

N.U. & Baha'i temple
27.5 mi.

Major streets: Beckwith > Lincoln > campus trail > Sheridan > Central > Glenview > Shermer. Bathroom: Lawson Park, just N of campus. Strava route here.

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Glencoe Beach - no Tower bridge
31 mi.

Major streets: Beckwith > Harms > Glenview > Ridge > Winnetka > Sheridan > Tower > Old Green Bay > Park > beach. Return: TBD! either Vernon/Tower/Hibbard/Winnetka OR Dundee/Forestview/trail/Lagoon/Winnetka. Bathroom: Metra station or Hometown Coffee, both in Glencoe. 

Glencoe Beach
31 mi.

summer 2024: Tower over Edens closed — use above alternate

Major streets: Beckwith > Harms > Glenview > Ridge > Winnetka > Sheridan > Tower > Old Green Bay > Park > beach. Return: Vernon > Tower > Frontage > Laramie > Glenview > Harlem. Bathroom: Glencoe Metra or Hometown coffee. Strava route here.

Hey! Need directions home? Here's a cuesheet sized to fit your top tube.

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The Cat's Meow
32 mi.

(tour de Northbrook) 

Major streets: Shermer > Dewes > Lehigh > Independence > W Lake > Techny Basin trail > Founders > Techny > Shermer > Lee > Voltz > velodrome! > Happ > Illinois > Laramie > Glenview > Harlem. Bathroom: Starbucks at Willow and Happ. Strava route here.

For a 31-mile option, head home from Glencoe Beach via the Glencoe Beach route, above.

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Fort Sheridan
50.3 mi.

Major streets: Beckwith > Central > Glenview > Central > Sheridan > Old Green Bay > Sheridan. Return: Old Elm > Skokie Valley Trail > Clavey > Green Bay > Forestway > Tower > Frontage > Glenview > Harms > Beckwith. Bathrooms: Glencoe Beach metra, Ft Sheridan Starbucks, Willow and N Happ Starbucks. Strava route here.

Hibbard Rd shorty
22.2 mi.

Major streets: Shermer > Dewes > Glenview > Locust > Illinois > Hibbard > Winnetka > Happ > Laramie > Glenview > Harlem. Strava route here.

"A/B" Rides

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Costco loop  (Glenview)

18 mi.

Major streets: Prospect > Main > Ozark > Beckwith > Harlem > Lehigh. Return: Lehigh > W Lake > Monterey > Independence > Patriot > Shermer > Harlem > Main > Prospect
to LakeBluff ridewGPS
classic Lake Bluff loop
55 mi.
Major streets: as above to Harlem, then: Glenview > Ridge > Green Bay  > Lake Cook > Lincolnwood > Sheridan > Linden > Sheriden > Patton > Leonard Wood > Sheridan >  various twists > Moffat > Scranton > Hansa's Coffee. Return:  Robert McClory path > Westminster > Green Bay > Westleigh > Skokie Valley path > Frontage > Winnetka > Wagner > Glenview > etc.
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Glencoe Beach & back
30 mi.
A truncated Lake Bluff loop:  as above to Harlem, then: Glenview > Ridge > Green Bay  > Tower > Old Green Bay > Park Ave.  Return: Park Ave > Bluff > Dundee > Forest Way >Willow > Lagoon > Winnetka > Happ > Glenview > etc.
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western route to Lake Bluff
28 mi. (outbound)
Major streets: as above to Beckwith, then: Washington > Central > Greenwood > W Lake > Pfingsten > Techny > Sanders > Forest View > Portwine > Riverwoods > Everett > St Mary's > Old School > Bradley > N Shore Bike Path > Hansa's Coffee.
Return: see Lake Bluff route, above.
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Long Grove loop
59 mi.
2023 update! Major streets: "western route" to Portwine, then: Orange Brace > Deerfield > Chickory > Busch > Barclay > Aptakisic > Brandywine > Checker  > Old Hicks > Long Grove > Ela > Cuba > Old McHenry > coffee @ mile 36 > Arlington Hts > Aptakisic and reverse. NB: Coffee opens at 9am Sundays.
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XL Long Grove
71 mi.
A clockwise loop adding 12 beautiful miles, starting from the above route's NW corner. Major streets: Cuba > N Old Barrington > W Old Barrington > Kelsey > Miller > Kimberly.... Rainbow > Cuba.

From the bike shop…

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Wheel & Sprocket to North Branch trail                1.7 mi.
Busse > Elm > Prospect > Sibley (becomes Howard) > trail. East of Harlem, Howard is a protected bike lane!
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Wheel & Sprocket to Des Plaines River trail.     1.8 mi.
Busse > Greenwood > Elm > Western ... Sibley.
This follows a marked cycle route after Western.
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