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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods

By Bobby's Bike Hike Chicago
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Explore the lakefront districts of Chicago's North Side on a bike tour along quiet streets and waterside paths in the Windy City. You cover ground quickly as you pedal with your guide from Lake Shore Drive to the Magnificent Mile, passing by places such as Oprah’s penthouse, the Playboy Mansion, and Victorian homes in Old Town. Choose from departures in the morning or afternoon for an easy fit with your sightseeing schedule.
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€51.49
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€51.49
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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English

Highlights
  • Get an overview of Chicago's North Side neighborhoods and landmarks
  • Take in views of Lake Michigan while biking along the shore
  • Cover more ground in a short time span on a bike vs. by foot
  • Go off the beaten path to parts of Chicago that locals enjoy

  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • $10 per person suggested guide gratuity. (via Cash, Venmo and PayPal)

Meet your guide at the designated place on Lake Shore Drive to get outfitted with your bicycle and helmet, and hear a short safety briefing. When ready, set out with your guide on your tour of Chicago’s lakefront neighborhoods. Cruise along the Lake Michigan shore to tree-shaded parks and residential neighborhoods on the North Side, including Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile. Pass by elegant homes and mansions in the Gold Coast Historic District, and popular destinations such as North Avenue Beach and Lincoln Park Zoo. Hear commentary from your guide about the distinct character of different neighborhoods and highlights such as Oprah Winfrey’s penthouse, Old Town, St Michael's Church, and the Playboy Mansion. Expect to cycle at a leisurely pace for about 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) of mostly flat terrain. This tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but children should be comfortable riding on city streets.

Departure details
  • 540 Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611, USA Through the driveway (tunnel) to our entrance
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3332DAY

  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods?
How much is Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods?
Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods price starts from €50.86. Discover and book Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods on Tripadvisor
What is the Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods cancellation policy?
Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods?
Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods is hosted by Bobby's Bike Hike Chicago. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bobby's Bike Hike Chicago on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3332DAY

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    540 Lake Shore Dr.
    540 Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Through the driveway (tunnel) to our entrance
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    St Michael Catholic Church in Old Town
    The Magnificent Mile
  • 1
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Lake Michigan
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    North Avenue Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lakefront Trail
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Terri G
Terri G
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Walking Chicago
Tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. Food, drink and locations were great. Would book another tour through this co
travelbug4448
travelbug4448
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Exceeded Expectations!
The tour far exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Jeff, was engaging, fun, and very knowledgeable about the releva
kylebG5724RX
kylebG5724RX
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Great fun for everyone!
The food was fantastic (so tasty) and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. Would recommend to anyone and
breannap2023
breannap2023
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Great Tour!
This was an excellent tour! I am from around the Chicago area but I learned SO many things!!! Our tour guide was Jo
kkunik
kkunik
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Great for everyone & anyone who has some walking endurance. Interesting for visitors as well as locals. Worth the money
Josie was a great tour guid! She was friendly and made sure to know everyone’s names. Her energy level and enthusia
BrendanY64
BrendanY64
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Hidden gems with fascinating historical context———plus a fun guide!
The Chinatown walking tour was fantastic. You'll experience hidden gems with fascinating historical context, in the
Amy B
Amy B
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Excellent Tour!!
Excellent Tour! We enjoyed this food and walking tour SO much! The food was excellent and our tour guide - James Da
tanuraz
tanuraz
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Best Tour Ever!!!!!
One of the best tours I've ever been on! Our tour guide, Josie, took a group of nine of us on a historical story te
Santiago R
Santiago R
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Great!
My favourite so far! Tour guide is really professional and passionate about it, and the explanarions are really fun
754merit
754merit
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Great time eating our way through Chinatown
We had a wonderful time on the Chinatown food and culture tour with Jeff "Chicago Gandalf" as our guide! Dim sum at
irmag653
irmag653
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Recommend this tour 100 percent
This food and biking tour was the best day of my trip to Chicago. Thankfully as one of the first things we did on v
pstew1234
pstew1234
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Indeed the WINDY city tour
Hannah greeted us with great enthusiasm and continued with an energetic tour on a very cold and blustery night. The
Amy K
Amy K
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A fun spirited way to spend a few hours getting familiar with Chicago and its non-foodie foods
A fun and informative way to experience Chicago’s famous non-foodie foods with a jovial and quick witted guide. Jo
350niklasb
350niklasb
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Highlight of Chicago visit
Knowledgeable and funny guide that gave us history, stories and much more about the dishes we were tasting.
Nicolás L
Nicolás L
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Sightseeing, bike, food tour
Had a couple of hours to spend in chicago. I was nervous going by myself but the tour guide made sure everyone int
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Bill C
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Lou did the perfect job of “balancing” safety and fun with great stories of the town’s history and the history of specific locations. We absolutely loved the route! The architectural part of the tour was beautiful and the short walking stop and ride through the zoo were a pleasant, unexpected addition! We even caught the whole lion family out playing with the “Chicago cub!” The ride around part of Lake Michigan made a gorgeous and breezy grand finale to the trip. Best tour of this kind we have ever been on! Don’t think about doing this tour one second longer- Just do it!!
Written 29 June 2022
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Sig F
1 contribution
Jun 2020
I had the pleasure of going on a tour with Bobbys Bike Hike this past month of June with the reopening since Covid. I can't imagine the tour without my incredible Bike Hike guide Gabriel. He was so charismatic and knew everything there is to know about Chicago. He biked us through Chicago neighborhoods safely, all while sharing information and keeping a keen eye out for any road dangers.

There is something so positive about going on a city tour as seen through the eyes of a guide who truly loves the city. I feel a new love and appreciation for the beautiful City of Chicago because of Gabe.

Thanks for a wonderful time Bobby's Bike Hike. I will definitely be back.
And extra thanks to my wonderful guide. Chicago has a real gem in you.
Written 29 June 2020
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Tony H
Basildon, UK62 contributions
Thanks to Nick we had an excellent bike tour of the neighbourhoods around the city, up through Lincoln park to the zoo, lots of interesting facts and figures from Nick along the way. Lots of opportunities for pics too.
Then cycled along the lake back to the shop ., really great afternoon out , and saw so much more than on foot. Thanks NIck
Written 17 April 2022
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Craig V
Caledonia, MI20 contributions
May 2022
This is our second time doing Bobby's Bike Tour. This time we did the Lakefront Neighborhoods tour. We had a great time with our guide YORK. It was such a fun tour. Riding bikes in the streets of Chicago may sound frightening, but we had a blast. We stopped several times get info from our guide York. Learned so much about Chicago. We had a longer stop mid-way through at the Lincoln Park zoo area where we were able to purchase snacks, ice cream, beverages. I would do it again.
Written 31 May 2022
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Megan A
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful experience! Easy and enjoyable ride through a range of Chicago environments: cityscape, quiet, quaint historic neighborhoods, Lincoln Park, the zoo and lakefront trail. We learned a lot of history from our guide, Vas, and enjoyed meeting other travelers in our group. The tour company was well organized, friendly and professional. Highly recommended!
Written 9 July 2022
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Jane M
3 contributions
May 2021
My family and I had so much fun riding bikes around the beautiful neighborhoods of Chicago. Nikki was our guide and she was so sweet and taught us some interesting facts about the city. It was an added bonus that the weather was gorgeous that day.
We purchased a 12 hour parking pass for $12.99, but when we exited the parking lot, and put the pre-paid ticket into the machine, it asked us to pay $16.00. Naturally, we were disappointed...But the very next day, I called the office and was immediately refunded the $16.00 back to my credit card. I was relieved that the matter was resolved so swiftly and professionally. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 26 May 2021
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M. Smiley
3 contributions
Jul 2021
Nikki was knowledgeable and energetic. Biking through Lincoln Park, spending a few minutes to walk around the Zoo, looking at all the cool row homes on the Gold Coast, and riding along the lake front was a really neat experience. Nikki made sure everyone was safe riding on the streets and through intersections. This is a great way to see a part of Chicago you can't get any other way. You gotta do this tour!!
Written 12 July 2021
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Stacy
Darlington, IN6 contributions
We were looking for a family activity that explored Chicago beyond Mag Mile and the Lakefront Neighborhood bike tour was perfect. We had great fall weather and Lou was a friendly and informative guide. So many fun stops along the way.
Written 22 October 2022
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Tommy F
Boston, MA6 contributions
Sep 2021
Our group was lucky enough to have Nick as our guide. He was really awesome. We had come off of a prior tour the day before that left us with a bad taste and to have him and this company show us around was a wonderful distraction. The process of getting in and on a bike was simple and efficient. The tour was really interesting and at a leisurely pace allowing us to see some neighborhoods we never would have seen on our own.

Overall, it was our favorite part of the trip to Chicago!
Written 27 September 2021
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Logan
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
Bobby’s Bike Hike was a great experience! Our tour guide, Jake, did a great job at leading our group throughout the city of Chicago in a safe and entertaining way. Very charismatic and funny too! I learned more about the Chicago neighborhoods and their history than I thought I would as well. Overall highly recommend Bobby’s Bike Hike and Jake as a tour guide!
Written 23 September 2021
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