Hi all -- first post...
To make a long story short, I live in the Loop and am looking for a route that goes from the Loop to Libertyville. I biked this route the other weekend with no advance-planning and ended up taking this route:
North on the Lake Shore Path.
When that ends, I rode on the streets through Rogers Park to Evanston.
I rode through Evanston until I got to the Green Bay Trail.
The Green Bay Trail took me all the way to around the Highland Park area, where I got onto the Robert McClory trail (I think that's what it was called).
I think I took that trail until it met up with the east-west North Shore trail (where I took it west). I took this into Libertyville.
With zero plans going into the ride, I think I did a pretty good job of coming up with a decent route.
However, I'm sure there are better ones out there. I know there is the North Shore Century event, but I couldn't find the exact route that they use.
Anyone have any suggestions or advice for the next time I make the ~45 mile trip?