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Bike Tour of Forest Glen this Saturday

Take a bike tour of Forest Glen, with Lee Diamond. Lee’s tours are fun. The riding isn’t strenuous, but it is nice workout for a Saturday. You ride at a good pace, but stop frequently because Lee loves architecture and all the details that make Chicago such a fascinating place to live.

Forest Glen is community area #12 and sits 10 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Bordering the Northern border suburbs of Niles, Skokie and Lincolnwood, Forest Glen was a suburb itself until it was annexed by the city in 1889. The surrounding forest preserves, golf courses, parks, cemeteries, bike and hiking trails and beautiful homes of varying vintage and styles still preserves a suburban-community look and feel on the edge of the city.

Forest Glen Mural (detail)
Forest Glen Mural (detail) (Photo credit: reillyandrew)

Our tour takes on a circuitous route of the side streets, park district paths and main arteries of a northwest community that includes the neighborhoods of Edgebrook, Old Edgebrook, Sauganash, Wildwood and Forest Glen, the neighborhood within the same named Community Area. We’ll get a chance to take in significant, but hidden architectural gems including works by Meyer and Cook, Clarence Hatzfeld and C. W. Lampe and Co. In all, the course is just over 17 miles and features stretches of peaceful bike trails through city parks and forest preserves.

Tour of Forest Glen

  • Saturday August 10, 11:00 AM
  • Indian Road Woods Forest Preserve on Central by Indian Road in Chicago.
  • Buy a ticket for the tour (they are not free, but they are reasonable and worth the money.

On Deck:

Tour of Jefferson Park

Next Saturday, join us for another tour of a northwest side community area when we take a Tour of Jefferson Park.

  • Tour of Jefferson Park
  • Saturday August 17, 11:00 AM
  • Jefferson Park at 4822 N Long in Chicago


The schedule for fall AND winter rides will be out soon. See Chicago Velo for more information


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