However you choose to enjoy green, wooded, historic Riverside, you’ll enjoy a full sensory experience in landscaping and architecture. Biking lets you cover more ground in less time than walking. And you’ll engage the lovely surroundings more directly than from the inside of a car. For directions and must-sees along each of Riverside’s three official bike routes, learn below:
The Olmsted Bike Trail: 6.3 miles. This fuller route lets offers tree-lined streets, expansive parkways and a healthy dose of landmarks, including more modest homes, for a fuller appreciation of the village and the grand landscape plan that ties this community together.
The Wright Bike Trail: 3 miles. Focus on Frank Lloyd Wright with an impressive array of Prairie-style homes including National Historic Landmarks like the F. F. Tomek House and the Avery Coonley Estate.
The Palmer Bike Trail: 1.9 miles. This shorter spin includes the home of John F. Palmer, the famed inventor of the tire that revolutionized cycling. You’ll see other landmarks and amazing landscapes along the way.
All routes pass through Riverside’s quaint downtown so you can stop if needed. If you want to learn even more about Riverside’s history, book a tour with the Olmsted Society and return another day.