With miles of bike paths along Lake Michigan, beautiful park trails, and eclectic neighborhoods, Chicago is an eco-conscious and bike friendly town. Chicago is home to exciting bike tours, cool bike shops where you can find rentals, and year-round bike events, including the annual Bike to Work Rally on Daley Plaza, that celebrate the city’s passion for the urban bike lifestyle.
Chicago boasts over 170 miles of protected on-street bike lanes, miles of off-street paths, 13,000 bike racks, and many bike parking areas at CTA rail stations. The best way to explore Chicago on two wheels is on the Chicago Lakefront Bike Path, east of Lakeshore Drive. Edging Lake Michigan, this 18.5 mile bike trail links Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, including Southshore, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park and Lakeview, and give bikers access to beaches, parks, volleyball and tennis courts and sport fields.
If you’re looking for a super fun Chicago bike tour experience, check out Bike and Roll Chicago, which offers daily bike tours on lakefront paths, through historic parks, and past the city’s spectacular architecture and landmarks. With friendly tour guides, Bike and Roll Chicago offers fantastic bike tours, including the Lincoln Park Adventure, The Friendly Neighborhoods Tour, Bikes at Night Fireworks Tour, and Bike Appetite. Bike and bite at Chicago’s unique eateries on the Bikes-Blues-BBQ food tours.
Enjoy a Chicago biking adventure and discover cool neighborhoods and beautiful parks at your speed. Chicago offers numerous bike shops and outdoor centers, where you can rent bicycles – from fitness and mountain bikes to cruisers, tandems and quads – at Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Riverwalk and the 53rd Street Bike Center. So whether you want to join a bike tour or explore the city on your own, Chicago is the ultimate bike destination and the perfect place to peddle and play.