Late August I am biking from my parents' in Ohio to Madison WI (where I am moving). Most of the route is pretty easy to plan and I can be flexible. Chicago is the variable that I am unsure of. I've sketched out a route on bikely-http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/320279 and http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/320279 cover the Chicago bit.
1. How good are the routes on the Chicago bike map? My route uses roads recommended by those maps and MUP's/Rail-Trails when possible. Good idea? Bad idea?
2. I've read conflicting reports on where the Robert McClorey Bike Path (or North Shore Bike Path-apparently the same thing) starts and stops. Anyone with on-the-ground info?
3. Camping/lodging. I am thinking that I will start the day at the Indiana Dunes SP and end at Illinois Beach. Is my speed going through the city going to take a major hit and make for a really long day (it's about 100 miles currently)?
Thanks for your help, and happy riding!