Riding bikes - a nice activity for 8 months a year in Chicago (and that might be pushing it).
If you enjoy two wheel adventures, you might want to gander at a recent article on Chicago Magazine detailing 6 great biking routes around the area. One of interest for us Sloopers is a ride that starts at Buckingham fountain:
ROUTE: Buckingham Fountain to Wolf Lake (bordering Indiana)
ROUND TRIP: 36 miles
DETAILS: Take the lakefront path south, switching to South Shore Dr.’s bike lanes when the path ends. At 79th St., head southeast on U.S. Rte. 41’s bike lanes, which wind through the old U.S. Steel property and cross the Calumet River. Pick up the Burnham Greenway Trail, then enter the William W. Powers State Recreation Area: You’re a quick jog from the edge of Wolf Lake. Perhaps the best part: Your ride back offers killer skyline views.