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Arlington Hts. Illinois(7 posts)

Arlington Hts. Illinoisgregdogg62
May 6, 2003 8:28 AM
I have recently accepted a job in Arlington Hts. and was hoping for some recommendations on where to ride. I am going to be living in the city for another year, and will probably take my bike to work with me in the Summer. Thanks in advance.
Not the best areaMR_GRUMPY
May 6, 2003 8:37 AM
You need to jump in your car and get west of Barrington Rd., or if you like bike paths, go to Bussie Woods.
It all depends what type of riding you do. There are a few Hammer rides in the area also. Stop by Village Cycle Sport on Arlington Hts. Rd and Higgens Rd.
You don't need to drive to ride, man!!!Kristin
May 7, 2003 6:37 AM
Where's you're sense of adventure. Actually, I lived in downtown AH for 2 years. Here's the route:

*Follow Campbell WEST to Wilke.
*Follow Wilke NORTH to Illinios (Under 53 overpass by *Arlington Race course.)
*Follow Illinios WEST to Quentin
*At intersection of Quentin, go straight. Follow the bike route signs through this neighborhood. Around 1 mile into this little neighborhood, look for a bike path entrace next to a pond with some benches. Turn RIGHT onto that path. It will spit you out at the Euclid St. entrance to Harper College.
*Cross the street onto the Harper property and follow around to the Algonquin road side and jump onto the bike path that runs along the north side of Algonquin Road.
*Follow the Algonquin RD bike path till it dead ends at Penney Road.
*Take Penney Road WEST which takes you out into Barrington Hills.
*Follow this route map: http://www.wideopenwest.com/~kbuseman/web/Outdoor_Adventures/

Also, you can hook up with the Arlington Flyers who leave from the Arlington Heights Bike shop on Sunday AM and Tuesday PM. Enjoy!!!
Couple optionsgreg n
May 6, 2003 10:05 AM
Mr. Grumpy is right. Arlington Hts. isn't great for riding. A lot of traffic and busy streets and no long, uninterupted stretches of road.

As Mr. Grumpy said, you can head south to Busse Woods and do laps. But with the weather getting nicer, your speed and safety will be limited due to roller bladers, walkers, etc.

Your other option is to head North, up into Long Grove and then west out to the Barrington area.

Hope this helps.
Thanksgregdogg62
May 6, 2003 10:12 AM
I knew the area wasn't the greatest. I worked at Village Cyclesport one Summer and know about Bussee Woods. I had didn't think about the Long Grove area. I think I am going to build up a cyclocross bike in the ner future, just to give me a few more options of where I can ride.
re: Arlington Hts. Illinoisdstahl
May 6, 2003 12:38 PM
Where in Arlington Hts? If it is the north end you can be out in Long Grove in a matter of minutes.
re: Arlington Hts. Illinoisrich5312
May 6, 2003 3:55 PM
I live on the north side of AH and a 5 mile ride puts me into the relatively low density Long Grove/Kildeer/Deer Park/ Barrington area. I would recommend buying a Chicagoland Bicycle map http://www.chibikefed.org/cbfmap.htm or joining a local touring club like the Wheeling Wheelmen http://www.wheelmen.com/ to learn the local roads. If you are more competitive you might be interested in the weekend training rides put on by the Redline Racing/Village Cycle Sport http://villagecyclesport.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=47 (Saturday)or the Arlington Flyers/Arlington Bicycle Company http://www.arlingtonbicycle.com/(Sunday).

Rich Marinangeli