This Sunday 10/7 at 1:30, everyone is invited to attend a celebration of Riverside's new marked bike routes (scroll down to October events). The village of Riverside would like to encourage more cyclists to visit, and they've created a few marked routes to make it easier to navigate their winding streets. Please join them at the official launch of the new routes.
I've created a Google map with a couple of routes from Harlem Ave. to the start location (Riverside Metra station), as well as nearby dining destinations, Brookfield Zoo, etc. If you plan to go by train, just take the Metra BNSF line from Union Station to Riverside station, and it will let you off right by the start location.
For more information on the event and the routes, click here.
As many of you discovered on this year's Four Star Bike Tour, Riverside is a lovely place to ride. Nearby areas in Berwyn and Brookfield are quite nice, too. I encourage you to visit, whether it's your first time or a repeat trip. It's a beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
-- Anne Alt