To Bemis via Oakbrook revised - 29 Miles -

Submitted by Jeff Wincentsen

CAUTION: Use this route as a guide only. Suitability of roads may have changed. Verify the route and rest stops and check for construction before starting on a ride. All routes are not suitable for all levels of cyclists.

Start at Panera Bread    North Ave. & York    Elmhurst  MapQuest Map
Turn On
W Hahn St
L S Addision St.
R W  3rd Ave
L S Maple Ave (becomes Prospect Ave)
  Cross RR tracks
R W  Elm Park Ave
L S Hagans Ave (becomes Spring Rd)
   Cross St Charles Rd
R W  Prairie Path Ln
L S Rex Blvd
R E Enter a woodchip trail that will take you S and E to Eldridge Park.
R S Enter Eldridge Park and continue S
R W  Use bridge to cross Salt Creek
L SE Commonwealth Ln
  Cross Butterfield Rd (Rt 56)
SE Cont SE on Frontage Rd (Brush Hill Rd) -- Cont E to York Rd 
R S York Rd (Careful, busy St ! Stay to R side)
  Cross Roosevelt Rd via overpass
R W  Harger Rd Exit
L S Harger Rd 
R N Into the SE entrance of York Woods Forest Preserve 
  Rest Stop -- York Woods
Turn On
  Make a loop of York Woods by heading N, W, S, and E. Exit York Woods from the SE entrance to Harger Rd.
L NE Harger Rd
R E Onto the path that is near the SE entrance of York Woods -- head S along York Rd.
  Cross I-88 via overpass
R W  Clearwater Dr
R W  Hunter Dr
L S Use tunnel to cross under 22nd St  (Big bump in tunnel !)
  Take two Lefts to ride up to the sidewalk on the S side of 22nd St, and head W.
L S Jorie Blvd -- stay on the bike path on the E side of the street.
L E Ronald Ln (Hamburger U) -- use the path and head E. Ride E crossing Salt Creek by bridge, then head S along the Bath and Tennis Dr.  As you approach 31st, you will turn R W onto a path leading back to Jorie Blvd.
L E Use the tunnel, just N of Forest Gate Rd to cross under Jorie Blvd and enter Central Park. Take the path W all the way to Rt 83, then turn S, following the path around until it turns back E. You will eventually be returned to Jorie Blvd. 
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Turn On
R S Jorie Blvd
  Cross 31st St
L E 31st St -- Use the path on the S side of 31st St.
R S Spring Rd -- stay on the path until Natoma Dr. Then cont SE on Spring Rd.
L NE  Madison St -- Cross Spring Rd and enter the trail head to Fullersburg Woods. At the bottom of the hill -- head R E --  stay to the  L on the trail.
L N At the "Bridge to Infinity" (circle the island and return).
Cont E On trail to York Rd
  Possible Rest Stop:  Fullersburg Woods
L N York Rd
  Cross over bridge (Salt Creek)
L W Back onto the Fullersburg Woods trail
R N Exit trail to Robin Hood Ranch Ln -- head E to York Rd
L N York Rd -- take side trail on the W side of the road
R E Canterbury Ln
R S Driveway near the end of the street -- this will lead to a series of grass paths around a large pond. Ride a few  grass paths !
E Salt Creek Bike trail (just W of I-294 overpass)
  Cross I-294 via underpass (grass trail)
L N On paved Bemis Woods path
  Cross Wolf Rd 
Turn On
L W  22nd St -- stay on sidewalk -- wait for traffic to clear -- then cross 22nd St N to the Jewel Food Store parking lot and head N thru the parking lot.
  Cross 22nd St
L W  Dorchester Ave
R N Belleview Ave
R E Canterbury St
   Cross Manheim Rd
L N Westchester Blvd (becomes Bellwood Ave)
   Cross Roosevelt Rd / I-290 (overpass) 
L W Washington Blvd
L SW Merge R into Butterfield Rd
R N Forest Ave (trail head) -- Enter the Illinois Prarie Path and then head W.
Cont W Cross Wolf Rd / Taft Ave / I-290 / York Rd
R N Spring Rd
  Cross St Charles Rd
R E Elm Park Ave
L N Prospect Ave
  Cross RR tracks
N Prospect Ave (becomes Maple Ave)
R E 3rd St
L N  Addison Ave
R E Hahn St
  Arrive Panera Bread
  The End