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

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Overview
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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You'll start at
540 N Lake Shore Dr
540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USAThrough the driveway (tunnel) to our entrance
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  • Pass by Museum of Contemporary Art
    Pass by St Michael Catholic Church in Old Town
    Pass by The Magnificent Mile
  • 1
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Lake Michigan
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    North Avenue Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Lakefront Trail
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
540 N Lake Shore Dr
540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USAThrough the driveway (tunnel) to our entrance
See address & details
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)
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Additional Info
  • 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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amber-Rose Z wrote a review Oct. 2019
Austin, Texas6 contributions
Finn was an awesome guide and we had a great time. This is a must do while visiting Chicago. Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kathryn P wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Noah was an excellent tour guide. He made it fun, interactive and got to meet and connect with new friends.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Lisaltk wrote a review Oct. 2019
Dundee, Michigan826 contributions11 helpful votes
We recently did the lakefront neighborhoods bicycle tour. It was a beautiful fall day and it was a great tour! We got to ride through neighborhoods that we would have never accessed by car or by walking, and learned a lot about the history of the area as well as what it is like
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Judy M wrote a review Oct. 2019
7 contributions3 helpful votes
We did this trip a couple of weeks ago. It was such fun. Finn is a great guide who knows many interesting tidbits about Chicago. She made it very easy for us to ride through city streets. The Lakefront Trail is wonderful.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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travelbug0568 wrote a review Sep. 2019
travelbug05686 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved this bike tour around the Chicago neighborhoods. Noah was a super awesome guide, funny and super enthusiastic! Also, felt safe riding the streets as they def err on the side of caution. Also, shout out to Noah for recommending a visit to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum,
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Bobby's Bike Hike Chicago
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Great Tour Company
Bobby's Bike company provides various tour options. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the city.
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tammiec752
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Cycling Chicago
What a great way to see the city on a beautiful day. Fun tour to have some 'traditional' Chicago food, see some exp
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guillermomZ8284JK
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Great Chicago tour
Justin and Gabe did a great job on our tour. They were very knowledgeable and funny. They knew great facts about th
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189chelsear
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Great way to experience the city!!
Nick was awesome!!! The tour is full of incredible food but also great history! We loved learning more about the ci
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dmontoute
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Food was great!!
Nick was a great tour guide. We had a Chicago style hotdog, deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwich, & nice desserts
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lesliepT8138UK
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Chicago Favorite Foods & walking Tour
Great tour!! The food choices were terrific! Hot dogs, Bongionos Italian beef, Giordonos pizza, Etitaly for dessert
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CPStrube
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Chicago Favorites Food and Walking Tour
We weren’t informed that the meeting place had changed after several phone calls and a 5 minute walk we met our par
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AliciaS625
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Holiday Walk food stroll
Kevin the Christmas Elf did a fabulous job. He’s a personable guy with a ton of knowledge. He made for a memorable
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LadyeA
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Thank you Kevin!!!
Had a wonderful time, our guide was very knowledgeable and a bunch of fun. We are first timers to Chicago and learn
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kathiw431
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Christmas tour was
Noah did a great job. Very interactive with the group. Handled the crowds very well. Gave a lot of history and
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jaynec1113
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Awesome tour
Just did the tour today. Food was good. Navigation was great and Noah did an awesome job. He should be commended. G
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Paula10112015
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Bring on Christmas with Chicago Food!
Absolutely loved this tour!! We started out learning how Chicago was started and some brief but very interesting an
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Beck2021
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Highly Recommend
Great tour! Eric was our tour guide for the Chinatown tour and was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and a great guide.
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GSUEllice
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Great tour of the Chicago staples
Eric was a great tour guide and we really enjoyed the food and the information about the city. I highly suggest vis
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shaz_aussie39
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Awesome tour with Justin
Our guide Justin was very informative and friendly. We really enjoyed the food and drink we tried, would highly re
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  • Duration: 3h
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