I will be visiting the Chicago area mid september and will be there about a week. I'll being staying in Evanston, I think the address is Chicago Ave. and Main, but I'm not exactly sure about that. Anyway my wife and I plan to bring our bikes with us to do some riding in the area. I'd be interested in knowing if any of you have a particular route or trail you'd recommend?, we are comfortable riding 40 miles a day. We're not necessarily looking for a group ride, but we'd consider it. Also is there a preferred route for getting from Evanston to the Loop? and once there is are there secure places to park your bike?
In mid-October we're going to be going to Milwaukee to attend a wedding, and again we are planning on taking our bikes and going up a couple of days ahead of the wedding. Are there any trails that anyone one can recommend in that area? wouldn't necessarily need to be in Milwaukee but would like to keep it within a hundred miles or so.
thanks for your help