One of the surest signs of Summer is the return of Racing to Arlington Park Race Track. Opening day is May 3rd so hop on the Metra Northwest Line and be delivered right to their door. A day at the Track is a fun and exciting way to spend the day with friends & family.
Some of the best Bike Trails in the Chicago-land area are accessable from the Northwest Pacific Train Line. Whether you bike for fun or as a means of getting around, this post is for you. We’d love to hear about your trip and your tips for the other bikers out there
Follow the Festivals along the Metra Northwest line. Almost every town along the line has a festival planned for July. There is something for everyone; entertainment, food and fun. Gather up your friends & family and head out for a taste of summer.
Get ready for one of the most fun biking events of the year! The Active Transportation Alliance sponsors this annual ride with four different routes to choose from, each exploring Chicago’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, lush parks and historic architecture.
Chicago Insiders Secrets include tips on how to save money, places to go and how to get there. Some of these tips will make getting around half the fun. If you have a secret you would like to share we would love to hear from you.
Don’t let another summer go by without visiting beautiful Arlington Park Racecource. The park has so much to offer with many activities geared for families, as well as groups of any size. Admission is affordable and with Metra stopping right in front of the park even getting there is easy.
Great bands (like headliner Foghat) and Pizza get together and the first Pizza Fest is born. Both Friday & Saturday will feature a fantastic music lineup, as well as activities for the kids. All within walking idstance of the train.
This holiday season plan to make some new traditions: Holiday Parades, House Walks, Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Breakfast With Santa, Free Caraige or Sleigh Rides, The Nutracker Ballet, and of course Visits with Santa. With so much going on there is sure to be something perfect for you and your family. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM JUST OFF THE TRACKS!
Head to Downtown Palatine to enjoy some German food and of course some German beer at the Palatine Rotary’s Oktoberfest.The fest features live entertainment, and on Saturday afternoon-family activities. Best of all admission to Oktoberfest is free and all monies raised will support local charities.
We have been searching for input on great bike routes accessible from the Metra rail, and we are very excited to to welcome Guest Author, Greg Borzo for a series of bike routes off the Metra Lines. This is the first entry and we are looking forward to Greg’s next post with us, his Top Ten Bike Paths off The Metra Lines.