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Lake Shore Drive

Average Rating:    (2.56 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 27

Miles of unspoiled asphalt and urbanites. Be sure to bring your mace lest you lose you wallet to the less fortunate or your leg to the canine critters.
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Latitude
41.91211418720928
Longitude
-87.62472152709961
Trail Directions
Go east young man/woman. Stop before you drop into the water.
Trail Length
Many miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Chicago
   


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Review Date
February 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dino , from North side Chicago

Summary:
Great looking women,good fishing,crowd,Dogs,oblivious walkers,skaters,Mom & Dad walking the stroller,Grand Ma form Gold Coast decides to take a slow stroll (in the middle of the damn trail!)kids constantly crossing.Needless to say that you have to have the right perspective to ride this trail,suck it up till past Mc Cormick then you'll enjoy the ride to 105th (IN) then doing it again coming back,but this time your against the wind.

Recommended Route:
Greenview South to Ardmore,East to LSD youre there

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Create your own,just don't ride on side walks unless necessary,walk it if you can. PLEASE



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Review Date
November 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Goofy

Summary:
Wanna ride along Chicago's Lakefront? Twenty tips for newbies: 1. Get a pair of road slicks. 2. Wear dark glasses so as not to get busted staring at all the betties. 3. Don't get disappointed - this ain't mountain biking. 4. If you like concrete and Hans Rey type shit and like to bounce around on stationary objects, you'll probably have a ball. 5. Get a pair of running shoes and leave the bike at home, you'll sweat more and stand less of chance of killing or getting killed by roller-bladers. 6. The harbors are actually kind of pretty just before sunset. 7. Call in a penecillin prescription for the guy swimming with his dog in the putrid water at Doggy Beach off Belmont. 8. Check out the old Polish guys pulling 20lb Salmon out of the lake in the fall. 9. Bring a towel - the ladders down into the lake off the Gold Coast are a great place to swim in the summertime without worrying that your bike will get lifted. 10. Riding up the big rut carved into Cricket Hill at Montrose is actually kind of challenging. 11. Another challenge: See how slow you can go and if you can avoid crashing into people on the weekend of the Air Show. 12. If it's 40 degrees and calm in the city, it will be -20 with a -60 wind chill along the lake. 13. Keep your mind occupied while cranking along by pondering: "What's up with the obnoxiouslly tan, 80-year old dude in the banana-hammock?" 14. Get a pair of cross-country skis - leave the bike at home and experience the thrill of a frozen earlobe. 15. If you're riding north, you'll get a strong wind blowing toward the south. If your'e riding South, you'll get a strong wind blowing toward the north. 16. Try riding your bike to work - even if you don't shower when you get there you'll smell better than if you took the "L". 17. See what used to be called "techno-weenies" up close! 18. Don't talk to the guy who sits and curses to himself on the swingset. 19. Wear a helmet - frustrated roadies and hacks at the Waveland golf course pose a legitimate hazard. 20. Don't be so damn serious - if you don't like it, do your homework and find some real bike trails! Five stars if you look at things from the proper perspective.



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jonnyfilmboy (06/24/2007)
Hilarious and true!
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Review Date
July 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mars , from Chicago

Summary:
I understand all the complaints about the yuppies, rollerbladers, walkers, etc. Ive found that if you stay south of Roosevelt traffic is much lighter than anything north (even on weekends). The best place place to park is on 18th St. in the Prairie district. Just cross the wooden bridge and your there. There are lots of places to stop, take a dip in the lake, or just look out over the lake.

Recommended Route:
south of roosevelt to hyde park



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Review Date
June 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ali , from Chicago

Summary:
Everyone is gonna disagree but you can ride 10 miles of fine dirt road between Foster and Fullerton. It is even better after the rain (lots of mud) and I really like it when it is around 50 degrees so only the hard core people are outside no posers.
Also the pavement is a great training for roadies. The only downside is the lack of climbs.

Recommended Route:
From Foster take the running path by the lake go south, keep on dirt road (pass through couple of under passes) take the east of the golf course, after go keep east and by the Totem pole take runners' path untill Belmont, turn right take the underpass to go west of LSD and keep on the dirt running path untill Fullerton.
PAY ATTENTION TO RUNNERS AND DOGS!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lincol Park west of LSD.



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Review Date
June 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Sue , from Evergreen Park, IL

Summary:
I agree with most of your other reviewers that this trail is near to impossible to navigate in the day with so much other traffic. However, I take issue with the reviewer who said you don't want to be here after sunset. On the contrary, that is exactly the best time to be there. We choose this trail when we feel like a late-night trek and/or an awesome view of sunrise. The only problem might be finding legal parking near the trail, but we always manage somehow. And believe me, there are few people on the trail from 10pm-12am, and virtually no one from midnight into the wee hours. We have often had the trail to ourselves for hours. Wait a minute....why am I telling you this? :-)

Recommended Route:
We like to start out near the Planetarium and go north to trail's end.



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