The Chicago cycling community has long been disgruntled by the absence of a bike path that connects the city's lakefront to the great city of Joliet, Illinois. That problem will soon be remedied by a pair of trail extensions.
A report from DNAinfo found that an extension to the Burnham Greenway Trail will provide a link between the Lakefront Trail and the Southland Century Trail. Another proposed extension will connect two ends of the Southland Century, creating a 100-mile loop, almost all of which will be off-road.
The extensions are federally funded and will be completed by the end of 2017. At that point, Chicago cyclists will have a direct link to some of Joliet's most glorious attractions, including the Chicagoland Speedway, two casinos and a prison.