Where to Bike

Thanks to Edge Athlete Lounge, racers with PSIMET, xXx, Chicago Cuttin’ Crew and BFF Bikes, the Active Transportation Alliance and Women Bike Chicago for their assistance with gathering these resources. For more potential cycling trails, see our Running Paths (paved) page.

Centennial Trail
Location: Willow Springs to Romeoville
Distance: 13 miles
Surface: Asphalt

Cal-Sag Trail
Location: Lemont to Palos Heights
Distance: 10 miles
Surface: Asphalt

Great Western Trail
Location: St. Charles to Sycamore
Distance: 17 miles
Surface: Crushed stone

Illinois Prairie Path
Location: Cook, Du Page and Kane Counties, with spurs in Aurora, Batavia, Elgin and Geneva that all end at appoints along the Fox River Trail
Distance: 61 miles
Surface: Crushed stone

Fox River Trail
Location: Algonquin to Oswego
Distance: 43 miles

Des Plaines River Trail
Location: Wadsworth to Oak Park
Distance: 56 miles
Surface: Crushed stone

Robert McClory Bike Path
Location: Highland Park to Kenosha
Distance: 27 miles

Busse Woods
Location: Elk Grove Village

Paul Douglas Forest Preserve
Location: Hoffman Estates

Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Location: Palatine

Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve
Location: Lake Zurich

North Shore Channel Trail
Location: Chicago to Evanston
Distance: 6.7 miles

I&M Canal Trail
Location: LaSalle to Joliet
Distance: 8.9 miles

Waterfall Glen
Location: Lemont
Distance: 9.5 miles
Surface: Crushed stone