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Chicago's Most Scenic Bike Trails

05/28/2015 06:37 am ET | Updated May 26, 2016

Spin class is great for clearing your conscience. (Adios, salted-caramel cupcakes.) But could it be any darker or louder? This weekend, break out your real bike--the one that moves--and log some miles on these leafy, scenic trails that'll get you outdoors, off the city streets and back into pedaling your own way.

Lakefront Trail (South). More details.

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Green Bay Road Trail. More details.

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North Branch Trail. More details.

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Kal-Haven Trail. More details.

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Illinois Prairie Path. More details.

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Palos Forest Preserve. More details.

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Morton Arboretum. More details.

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Des Plains River Trail. More details.

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The 606. More details.

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