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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.
Monday social ride (short)
Major streets: Prospect > Main > Ozark > Oriole > Beckwith > Shermer > Dewes > south on Harlem > Central > Shermer, etc. back to Park Ridge. Stay on Prospect to alley behind Harp & Fiddle.
Monday social ride (long)
Major streets: as above to Dewes, then: north on Harlem > Lehigh > Glen Station (regroup; U-turn) > Lehigh, Harlem, etc., to Park Ridge. Stay on Prospect to alley behind Harp & Fiddle.
Costco loop (Glenview)
Major streets: Prospect > Main > Ozark > Beckwith > Harlem > Lehigh. Return: Lehigh > W Lake > Monterey > Independence > Patriot > Shermer > Harlem > Main > Prospect
classic Lake Bluff loop
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.
Glencoe Beach & back
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.
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.
Long Grove loop
Major streets: "western route" to Portwine (use the Washington Rd shortcut) then: Deerfield > Checker > Old Hicks > Long Grove > Ela > Cuba > Old McHenry > R. Parker Coffin > 53 > Shiloh > Old Hicks, and reverse. Leave Deerfield Rd at Orange Brace. Coffee at mile 34 in Long Grove.
Wheel & Sprocket to North Branch trail
Busse > Elm > Prospect > Sibley (becomes Howard) > trail.
East of Harlem, Howard is a protected bike lane. :-)
Wheel & Sprocket to Des Plaines River trail
Busse > Greenwood > Elm > Western > Cherry > Aldine > Sibley.
From Western on, this follows a marked cycle route.
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