Biking in Chicago on an Electric Bike

Best roads for getting around biking in Chicago:

NW/SE toward downtown

Elston – some protected lanes

Milwaukee – some protected lanes


Damen, Kedzie

Best Routes

NW to Buckingham Fountain

NW to Lakefront

West to Lakefront

Chicago City Bikeway Map

Chicago Reader Mellow Bike Map

– Link to Google Map Version

Lakefront Trail

Epic Rides

Lakefront Trail

Lakefront Trail Updates

The 606 (aka Bloomingdale Trail)

Illinois Prairie Path

Use for City to Roundhouse in Aurora – easy to take Metra back

Cook County Bike Trails

Includes North Branch Trail

Des Plaines River Trail

Green Bay Trail

Prairie Trail North – McHenry County

Mountain bike trails within 300 miles of Chicago

Brown County State Park in Indiana – 28 mile off road mountain bike trail

Bike 4 Trails – 101 miles of connected bike trails in Wisconsin

Great River State Trail – Wisconsin

Chicago to Milwaukee

Route 66 to St. Louis

Mississippi River Trail

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