Barrington Cruise

Barrington, Illinois

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Given the bustle of the surrounding suburban landscape, the rural character of this ride seems unlikely. As you encounter the oak-covered hills, sprawling marshlands, and farms mixed in with a scattering of often-palatial houses, you’ll find yourself congratulating the local residents who fought to preserve the area’s rural charm. Signs along the road indicate efforts to rid the area of invasive plants and restore the native landscape. Interrupting the savannas and wetlands are oak-and hickory-laden hills—some of which may prompt you to drop into the granny gear while climbing.

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"Given the bustle of the surrounding suburban landscape, the rural character of this ride seems unlikely. As you encounter the oak-covered hills, sprawling marshlands, and farms mixed in with a scattering of often-palatial houses, you’ll find yourself congratulating the local residents who fought to preserve the area’s rural charm.

Signs along the road indicate efforts to rid the area of invasive plants and restore the native landscape. Interrupting the savannas and wetlands are oak-and hickory-laden hills—some of which may prompt you to drop into the granny gear while climbing."

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Barrington
Distance: 28.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Local Maps: USGS Barrington quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Barrington Cruise

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May 2018