Looking for New Routes in Chicago
I'm looking for some new road bike friendly routes to ride in Chicago. I live on the North Side, about 6 blocks west of the Lakefront path. The lakefront path was great at first, but I'm starting to get bored with with it - plus the sand and wind is taking it's toll on me.
I'm aware of the North Branch Trail, but last time I was there the south end was all torn up for construction.
Are there any options I'm missing? I'd prefer to pass on the stop and go city streets. Are there any rides that involve taking a Metra out to a remote starting point? I did a ride in Wisconsin this past weekend on some county highways and it was great - long stretches with low traffic flows. Would finding such a route closer to home be possible?