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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Pedal past the lakefront neighborhoods of Chicago's North Side on this bike tour of the Windy City. Follow a local guide along quiet streets, city parks and scenic beaches, starting at Lake Shore Drive and continuing along Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile. Catch a glimpse of the Playboy Mansion, Oprah’s penthouse and the Victorian houses of Old Town. Select from several departure times in the morning or afternoon.
  • Bicycle tour through Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods
  • Bike along Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile
  • Glimpse the Gold Coast Mansions, including Oprah's House and the Playboy Mansion
  • See the Historic Old Town District, Lincoln Park Zoo, North Avenue Beach and more!
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Helmet
Local tour guide
Food and drinks
Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)

Departure Point

540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your bike tour of Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods at Lake Shore Drive, where you’re outfitted with a stylish bicycle and a helmet. After a safety briefing from your guide, set out to discover the Windy City on two wheels.

Follow your guide off the beaten path through scenic parks and along Lake Michigan’s popular shores to quiet residential neighborhoods on the North Side of Chicago, including Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile. You’ll cycle past North Avenue Beach and the Lincoln Park Zoo, and marvel at the elegant homes and brick mansions of the Gold Coast Historic District.

Your guide shares insights about each neighborhood and points out highlights such as St Michael's Church, the Playboy Mansion, Oprah Winfrey’s penthouse and the historic district of Old Town, lined with charming Victorian houses. You’ll hear interesting facts about how Chicagoans live and develop an appreciation for one of America’s greatest cities.

This tour covers approx. 9 miles (14.5 km) of generally flat terrain at a leisurely pace. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, but children should be capable and comfortable with riding on city streets.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Museum of Contemporary Art
Opened in 1967, The Museum of Contemporary Art, or MCA, is home to one of the largest collections of post-WWII visual art in the world.
Pass By:  
St Michael Catholic Church in Old Town
Located in the heart of Old Town, stunning St. Michael’s Church is one of less than a dozen buildings to have survived the Great Chicago Fire of 187
Pass By:  
The Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district, home to upscale shops, cool restaurants and hotels, and Michigan Avenue.
Stop At:  
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo is free for all to enjoy and is home to hundreds of beautiful animals from all over the world including lions, tigers, penguins, reptiles, gorillas, and camels.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Michigan
One of the five Great Lakes and a beautiful Chicago staple.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
North Avenue Beach
North Avenue Beach is one of the Windy City’s most popular public beaches. It features white sand, kayak and jet-ski rentals, bars, restaurants, and the clear, freshwater of the great Lake Michigan.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lakefront Trail
The sprawling Lakefront Trail is an 18-mile, paved bike and walking path that straddles the shore of Lake Michigan, and connects the Windy City’s north and south side neighborhoods.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Professional guides blend quality information, group interaction, and most of all, fun, to create an unforgettable Chicago experience. Bikes are provided. Child bikes, seats and tagalongs are available.
  • Storage for larger bags/items available for free
  • Please note: children must be strong, capable riders and be able to bike for 9 miles
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bobby's Bike Hike

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods ?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods .

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Fun tour of Chicago
Luckygirl94010
, Oct 2019
This was a very nice tour of some of the best spots in Downtown Chicago. Lake was so friendly and informative. Definitely put this on your list the next time you are in Chicago.
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Bobby bike trip, Chicago
jillyemc70
, Nov 2018
Great bike trip around Chicago. Peter the guide was great, really knowledgeable Just book with Bobbys bikes direct, vand save about $20.
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Neighborhood Bike Tour
A6286PCkenw
, Jul 2018
Fun, slow paced,easy bike ride through a few of Chicago’s neighborhoods. Guide was knowledgeable about basic Chicago history.
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Great ride. Lots of fun...
Alejandro
, Mar 2018
Great ride. Lots of fun. Unfortunately we never received the pictures that our great guide took during the tour
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Highly recommend doing this tour...
Jennifer G
, Nov 2017
Highly recommend doing this tour, really enjoyed it, nice way to see the city!
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We had the best time. Our guide Mark...
Richard H
, Oct 2017
We had the best time. Our guide Mark was very clear in his explanation on the dos/ do nots of bike riding and was excellent in his information about Chicago. Highly recommended
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Very gentle 7.5 mile cycling tour...
Bako0506
, Sep 2017
Very gentle 7.5 mile cycling tour through the city centre, parks and back into the city along the Chicago shoreline. Plenty of stops along the way which included historical highlights. Great mixed group and superb tour guide. Highly recommended tour!
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This was a great way to see the city...
Suzanne M
, Aug 2017
This was a great way to see the city and different areas. Daniella was a great guise. She was very. Informative and enthusiastic.
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What made this a fantastic tour...
Martin A
, Jul 2017
What made this a fantastic tour? Our guide ARDARIOUS! He was full of information, but mostly we appreciated his attentiveness to our safety and to making sure we had a great time. He had a lot of good information and we appreciated his enthusiasm. This trip was the highlight of our weekend getaway in Chicago!
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This was an excellent tour. I loved...
Peter S
, May 2017
This was an excellent tour. I loved the friendliness and enthusiasm of the guides and the whole company of cyclists. We were not many but out for a good time and we got on well. It was a windy and cold day but we saw lots of sights and got the feel of some nieghbourhoods.
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