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Barrington Loop Professional Review and Guide
"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.When Chicago businessmen and their families began coming to Barrington after World War I, they were attracted to the rural setting and saw the potential to create a genteel atmosphere in the Chicago suburbs. They transformed old farms into estates and established numerous horse farms and riding facilities."
--Ted Villaire, Best Bike Rides Chicago (Falcon Guides).
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