A bike tour in Chicago, the heart of Illinois. The southern part of this state is hilly and wooded. It is one of the Great Lakes states.
Cyclists are included in the traffic laws as full participants in traffic. There is a cycle route network with a description for the route parts.
The north is flat with fertile prairie land. The southern part is hilly and wooded and is the holiday destination for many Americans. Illinois is one of the Great Lakes states, with Lake Michigan in the northeast. The Mississippi River runs along the entire western border.
Continental climate. Hot summers and cold winters. The weather is under strong influence of the northern American-Canadian territory.