From Illinois Interstate 55 go SOUTH on route 83. Turn left on 171 but take the right most road (107th Street). Stay on 107 to south KEAN ave. Go left (North) on Kean until you reach 87th street. Make a left on 87th and head WEST to GLENWOOD ave. Go north to 171 (Archer) and then turn left on 171 going west. This returns you to 83 north.
Dips, turns, lakes (ponds) cemeteries, woods, creeks, sloughs. The best the Midwest has to offer outside of farms.
There are some pot holes (this is Chicago mind you) so watch for them. Also people use this road as a short cut during rush hour so stay away at that time.
Nice places along 171. There are a couple restaurants and gas.
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I've loved this drive from the car and now that I have a bike to use, I was anxious to try it. So glad I did. This is going to be a favorite stress release spot for me now!
I suggest riding the roads inside the big loop as well. There are several nice look-out points to see the lake. It also has 2 interesting cemeteries. And the night sky is an additional benefit for those who love star gazing.
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April 28, 2020
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I've made this ride many, many times. I used to live in the area, and fished around this area as well. I would take my weekend rides around her for a head clearing moment without committing to a longer ride. Very enjoyable area to ride in and to stop to fish.