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Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods provided by Bobby's Bike Hike Chicago

Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods

Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
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
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3332DAY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Through the driveway (tunnel) to our entrance
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 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
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)
Departure details
  • 540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Through the driveway (tunnel) to our entrance
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
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 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    540 N Lake Shore Dr
    540 N 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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Kathy S
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Top guided city tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
Best part of our bike tour was the pace, scenery, and fabulous fall weather! Jake, our guide, is a master tour guide— maneuvering through traffic with ease and made our experience evenmore enjoyable.
Written 19 October 2021
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Elsa K
2 contributions
Great Tour!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great tour! Jake was a great guide, I learned a lot of interesting facts. Would definitely come again!
Written 17 October 2021
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Tommy F
Boston, MA5 contributions
Best way to see the neighborhoods you wouldn't normally venture into
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
Great, informative bike tour
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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NatashaPDX
Portland, OR5 contributions
Loved touring part of the city by bike
Sep 2021 • Friends
Really enjoyed our tour guide Nick who delivered history in an enthusiastic manner and lots of knowledge. The pace was good. Loved seeing part of the city by bike.
Written 13 September 2021
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alayneaam
Oklahoma City, OK1 contribution
Nice last minute decision
This was 3 hours well spent. We learned about a few different neighborhoods and were shown where some famous people lived. Having a 20 minute break and Lincoln park zoo was fun too. I would recommend this to a friend.
Written 12 September 2021
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Ed K
ORLANDO, United States2 contributions
Great was to see the City!
Aug 2021
We really enjoyed Nick, our tour guide. He was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. It was a great way to see the highlights of Chicago and cover a lot of ground in a short period of time.
Written 30 August 2021
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Melissa S
West Palm Beach, FL2 contributions
Great way to see the city
Aug 2021
Nick was energetic and engaging. The tour is a great way to cover a lot of ground in the city and learn more about its neighborhoods. Definitely recommend.
Written 30 August 2021
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Maria K
Oakland, CA23 contributions
Fun, well-paced, friendly, easy, safe, informative tour of a variety of neighborhoods and their history.
Aug 2021
Fun, well-paced, friendly, easy, safe, informative tour of a variety of neighborhoods and their history. Highly recommend it for all groups, abilities & ages.
Written 5 August 2021
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clark9806
Garner, NC5 contributions
Nick J was an excellent guide! We enjoyed.
We had a blast. Our tour guide, Nick was exceptional. He was knowledgeable, funny, and upbeat. My husband agreed to do this for me, but he enjoyed it just as much as I did. I would recommend Bobby's Bike Hike to everyone.
Written 17 July 2021
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Bike Tour - AMAZING, but even better in the rain!
First off, Bobby’s was kind enough to allow us to move our reservation back nearly 3 months from July to October wh
marcrU6386BI
marcrU6386BI
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Great experience
The food at the various stops was great. So were the drinks. We got to see a lot of Chicago that we wouldn’t have s
Leewolfe1
Leewolfe1
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Walking tour of Chinatown
We did the walking tour of Chinatown. Our guide was Dylan and he was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and friendl
tinap0108
tinap0108
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Great City Introduction/Overview
The tour was great. Our tour guide was Chloe. She gave a lot of interesting facts and history along the way betwe
Sean R
Sean R
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A Great Introduction to the City
A nice introduction to the overview of the City. The food was very good and checked a lot of the boxes right away
gilleygil
gilleygil
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A great eating and sightseeing tour
The tour was great. Our guide was very informative and the food was great. You get to see a lot of hidden jems and
michaelrL1560GN
michaelrL1560GN
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Fun bike ride and good and brews
Julia was super awesome! She made the day kept us safe and was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Chicago - Julia
Virgil1984
Virgil1984
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A great way to get to Wrigley
My wife found this tour via social media, so we added it to our anniversary trip to Chicago. From the onset, Gabe w
darius1501
darius1501
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Nice biking days!!
Good attention Good bikes Good price I took the 3 days option and bike all the frontlake trial Bile friendly city!!
scottbW1264GV
scottbW1264GV
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Fun day in the windy city
Good food, informative guide and fun group. My only suggestion is to serve the beer before the food so we didn’t ha
Sean M
Sean M
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Great guides and e-bikes! Best way to see Chicago day or night
Fantastic bike ride two days in a row- we did the architecture first then the Fright Bike - both guides were awesom
Gabriela R
Gabriela R
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Great tour with Julia
Julia did an excellent job herding the large group while maintaining a fun and informative atmosphere. I would reco
S9367JVjillr
S9367JVjillr
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Great experience
Chloe was a fabulous tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and even got us food for people with special diets. We l
CampingDirector
CampingDirector
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Nice views but don't expect the best food
Paul was very knowledgeable and funny. He made sure everyone was safe and questions were answered with pleasure. Th
maybemallory
maybemallory
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10/10
Chloe was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and funny! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and have decided to b
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