Bike Detour

Yesterday evening I was at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago for an outdoor concert – an event that signals for me the beginning of summer.  The park is near Lake Michigan and usually a quick ride through a garden brings me to the Lakefront Trail for my ride home.  However, last night I was greeted by this construction site where the garden used to be.

Yikes – I hope they are constructing an even more beautiful garden!

Fortunately, the city set up bike detour signs to guide me along an alternate route.  This turned out to be a fun mini-adventure because I never knew of this path.

The path followed the Chicago River…

…with a fancy tunnel to cross under Lakeshore Drive

…which brought me to a bridge over the river

…and led me to the Lakefront Trail.

As I biked up the trail, the sun finished setting.

I ended my journey home on neighborhood streets.

If I wanted to get all deep, I could take this as a reminder that what may at first seem like an imposition could turn out to be an opportunity to try something new.

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18 thoughts on “Bike Detour

  1. Jo says:

    I think it’s supposed to be a mini golf park or something but I doubt that will last long? I’m sure when Mayor Daley passes away they will make it a memorial park.

  2. David P. says:

    Summer concerts (and now movies) at Millennium Park are the best thing ever! We’re starting with tonight’s movie. Don’t miss the Triplets of Belleville next week.

  3. best.
    detour.
    ever.

  4. GirlsBikingtoWork.wordpress.co says:

    Yes! My normal commuting route in Minneapolis is also under construction, which has led me to find almost as fast and less trafficked alternatives.

  5. nikki says:

    wow. so construction season has its benefits! can’t wait to move to chicago in october. (hopefully sooner!)

  6. wilcolater says:

    I think that’s going to be Maggie daley park. Enjoy bike week Chicago.

  7. ** says:

    “… I could take this as a reminder that what may at first seem like an imposition could turn out to be an opportunity … ”
    How true and well put!
    I have had similiar encounters and experiences.

  8. […] The Maggie Daley Park Construction Detour (LGRAB) […]

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