Bikes, Bites, & Brews - Chicago's West Side Foodie Ride in Chicago, IL

Bobby's Bike Hike540 N. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 60611
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Overview

Hop on your bike and get ready for a tasty tour through Chicago’s most diverse and delicious neighborhoods. You’ll stop at local eateries loved by locals all while learning about Chicago’s history, notable landmarks, and restaurants. This four-hour tour includes all food and beverages, along with bikes to ride if you don’t have one.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 4 hours.
  • Tour length: 13 miles.
  • Sample Chicago’s best pizza, beer, and other cuisines.
  • A great tour for all ages.
  • Tour includes your bike, food, and beverages.

Description

from Bikes, Bites, & Brews
Hop on two wheels and taste your way through diverse neighborhoods, exploring Chicago’s history through food with Bobby’s Bike Hike ~ America’s longest-running city bicycle tour company. Enjoy the local eateries and unique foods that make Chicago such an amazing and delicious place to live. Don’t miss out on this rip-roaring good time! You’ll leave with a profound understanding of our town, even if you only came for the beer. All Food and Beverage samples included in ticket price.

West Side Foodie Ride: May - October
Take a detour off the beaten path and explore the flavors of Chicago’s vibrant Near West Side neighborhoods! This four-hour guided food and bicycle tour is the perfect way to learn more about how Chicagoans really live, and taste authentic Chicago dishes along the way. You’ll start by tasting delicious Mexican tostadas and beer in the Fulton Market historic district. You’ll then head to Ukrainian Village for traditional Polish pierogi, Wicker Park for a barbecue sandwich, and Bucktown for a shot of a very special Chicago liqueur. The tour finishes with a chocolate tasting at a local chocolatier in Old Town. You’ll learn about the history of these beautiful neighborhoods and the tradition behind each of the dishes sampled. There is no better way to explore Chicago than by bike, and no better side of Chicago to explore than on the West Side Foodie Ride!

Chicago's Signature Dishes: March - December
Taste all of Chicago’s classic eats on this four-hour guided bicycle tour! The journey is 14 miles in total (traversed at a nice leisurely pace) and includes a slice of deep dish pizza, a gourmet cupcake, a Chicago-style hot dog, and a few samples of Chicago’s legendary craft beer! Between food and beverage stops, you’ll get to drink in the sights of Chicago’s beautiful north side neighborhoods, including the historic Wrigleyville district, home to our intrepid Chicago Cubs baseball team (and their fiercely loyal fans). Then you’ll get a chance to cruise the Lakefront Trail, one of the most popular waterfront bike paths in the country.

- Price includes food, drinks, bicycle, helmet, water, guide, and lots of laughs.
- Guide gratuity not included, 15-20% is customary and appreciated!
- Be sure to wear comfy clothes for biking and for Chicago’s dynamic weather trends!
- Ages sixteen and up are recommended, but all skill levels are welcome!

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travelwithchocolate
Chicago, Illinois
"Fun for the whole family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2018 NEW
We've done a couple of bike tours with Bobby's Bike Hike over the years and we loved them all. Actually, we now always look up "bike tour" when we visit a major city (like London or Berlin). Biking along the lake front is great, you zip along and you get views of the city you wouldn't get if you just walked around the Loop. One tour was to the zoo -- I just wish we'd have had more time to actually walk around. The bikes have always been comfortable, the guides are a pleasure to talk to, everyone has always felt safe, including kids (when we took our daughter for the first time she was 8).
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bkbfam
Lahaina, Hawaii
"Chicago Christmas & Food Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 27, 2018 NEW
Awesome food tour in Chicago while being told Christmas history. Our tour guide, Brittney was amazing!
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Homechick7
Minneapolis
"Chinatown walking/eating tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2018
The tour was awesome. It went from 4-6:30pm and started on the north end of Chinatown. We visited 5 different restaurants, a bakery and a candy shop with Asian candies galore! Each stop included a food sampling and an interesting spiel about the Chinese food as it pertains to the historical aspect of immigration into the Chicago area. Omar, our tour guide, was super interesting, funny, and obviously well versed. I look forward to checking out the other tours, maybe in the summertime for a bike tour!
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travelmom431
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Work / Play Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2018
Great way to see the city while enjoying Chicago’s favorite food & beer. Our tour guide, Courtney, was knowledgeable and had a great personality.
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t_ir155
St. Petersburg, Russia
"Recommend."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2018
Did the Chinatown Food Tour. Excellent choice of stops, reflecting the diversity of regions in China. Lots to eat, too. Good guide, too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bikes, Bites, & Brews

How long and strenuous is the bike tour?
This tour covers 13-miles of Chicago neighborhoods in 4 hours. However, the pace is easy and ideal for all ages and activity levels.

Can you accommodate food allergies or vegetarians on your food tours?
We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians on ALL tours. Gluten-free substitutions are available on certain tours. While we try our very best to accommodate food allergies, we cannot guarantee certain avoidance from various food allergies. We would encourage you to ask questions along the way and see if our guide might recommend a substitution. Please note your request for food accommodations when booking your tour in the “Have Special Needs?” field.

Are food and drinks included in the tour?
Yes.

May I bring my dog on this tour?
Sorry, pets are not allowed on the tours.

Will there be breaks for restrooms?
Yes, most of the restaurants we visit will have restrooms to use. We recommend using the restroom prior to arrival to your tour, however, to expedite the start of the tour.

Is water provided on the tours?
Water is provided at each restaurant stop.

What should I wear? What should I bring?
Bring small items such as an ID, credit card and cash (to tip the guide), cell phone, and camera. We suggest tennis shoes and comfortable, loose-fitting clothes that are appropriate for the weather conditions on the day of your tour.  We strongly suggest you wear layers, particularly in spring and fall. Many of our tours ride close to Lake Michigan, which is one of the largest lakes in the world and can alter the temperature quickly based on the direction of the wind. We offer pouches on the front of our bikes that allow you to store wallets, cameras, cell phones, and other smaller items, and you are welcome to keep any larger items back at our shop while you are out on a tour or rental.

Do you have a bike I can use?
No bike, no problem! We have hot deluxe comfort bikes for you to ride, and helmets to keep you safe. They each have front pouches and back racks for storage of smaller items. Although we recommend riding our bikes, you can bring your own but we don’t offer any discounts for doing so. Moreover, due to so many types of bike makes and models, if you bring your own bike and have a mechanical issue it will be unlikely we will have the proper tools to fix the issue. But, we will have the tools to fix any issues that might arise from the use of our bikes. All of our bikes are deluxe comfort bikes with fat tires, cushy seats, and fenders to keep you clean.

Are tours offered in bad weather?
We run most of our tours in any type of weather.

Are guide gratuities included in the price?
No. If you had a great time, gratuities are accepted by our tour guides.

How much biking is involved?
Enough biking that you’ll see a ton but not more than you can handle! The pace is usually good for everyone. We do stop at various points of interest and attractions so that you can have a brief rest while our tour guides explain the history of Chicago in a way that brings the stories to life. While you want to make sure the distance we cover is suitable for you, remember that we will never be biking continuously for that amount of time. We will have 6-8 stops mixed in along the route for resting periods and to learn about Chicago.