The ride around Whalon Lake itself is about 1.6 miles. And if you ride into downtown Naperville along the River Walk Trail and back you will need to complete one final look of the lake to get an even 20 miles.
Our refueling stop was the Jamba Juice and Starbucks Coffee just across the street from the central parking facility just off campus from North Central College. The juices were cold and tasty and the coffee afterwards hit the spot. The temperatures rising into the 90s meant keeping as hydrated as you could stand without having to stop every few miles for a potty break.
To add to the dehydration problem was a constant gusting wind from the south. It meant that you had an assist in one direction and a slog in the other. But the scenery and the chance to be outdoors in the warm sunshine was just the ticket to nirvana.
Distance: 20.0 Miles
Time: 2h 04m 19s