Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods

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Pass By: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2644

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, 1633 N Cleveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

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, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

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, 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4757

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

Stop At: Lake Michigan, Beaches for swimming, IL

One of the five Great Lakes and a beautiful Chicago staple.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: North Avenue Beach, 1600 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60613

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

Stop At: Lakefront Trail, 540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3414

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

Activity Details
This is the tour that made Bobby famous! Bobby’s Bike Hike is America’s longest-running city bicycle tour company, and has been repeatedly recognized for excellence by National Geographic, USA Today, The Associated Press, Conde Nast Traveler, and more! Bobby’s now offers over a dozen specialized tours, but The Lakefront Neighborhoods ride is what started it all. Join one of Bobby’s expert guides on this 3-hour romp through Chicago’s beautiful North Side neighborhoods. See the ever-rising skyscrapers of Streeterville, the luxe residential property of the Gold Coast, the cozy artists’ village of Old Town, and the rolling greenery of Lincoln Park. You’ll finish off with a cruise down the Lakefront Trail, one of the most popular waterfront bike paths in the nation. This leisure-paced journey is sure to make memories that’ll last a lifetime! Tour departs from 540 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.
Departure & Return
Departure Point540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)
Additional Information
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • 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.

  • Great bike trip around Chicago. Peter the guide was great, really knowledgeable Just book with Bobbys bikes direct, vand save about $20.

  • Highly recommend doing this tour, really enjoyed it, nice way to see the city!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Best bike tour ever!

  • This was a great way to see the city and different areas. Daniella was a great guise. She was very. Informative and enthusiastic.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Great ride. Lots of fun. Unfortunately we never received the pictures that our great guide took during the tour

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