Chicago's Greatest Hits Bicycle Tour in Chicago, IL

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

Operated by Bobby’s Bike Hike, America’s longest running city bicycle tour company, this 2.5-hour bike tour brings you around to Chicago’s greatest landmarks and sights. You’ll see everything from Museum Campus to Cloud Gate, and Grant Park to Buckingham Fountain. If you’re looking to maximize your time in Chicago while staying active, this is the perfect tour for your trip.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • This bike tour goes at an easy pace, ideal for all ages and activity levels.
  • Tour duration: approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • See Chicago’s iconic landmarks including Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and Soldier Field.
  • Tour length: 6 miles.
  • Bike helmets are included.

Description

from Chicago's Greatest Hits Bicycle Tour
Get acquainted with Chicago’s most iconic landmarks on this riotous guided bicycle tour! Join the expert guides of Bobby’s Bike Hike, America’s longest running city bicycle tour company, on this exciting and informative adventure. Over the course of a two-and-a-half hour bike ride (traversed at a nice leisurely pace), you’ll get up close and personal with Chicago’s legendary Museum Campus, Grant Park, and Millennium Park. You’ll become intimately familiar with Soldier Field, The Adler Planetarium, Buckingham Fountain, The Pritzker Pavilion, and Cloud Gate (the formal name of Chicago’s dearly-beloved and heavily-nicknamed “Bean”). This tour is perfect for first time visitors looking to see all of the classic hotspots, and for returning guests looking to understand more about the landmarks they know and love. Hop on two wheels, and come make memories that are sure to last a lifetime!

- Price includes bike, helmet, guide, knowledge, and laughs!
- Guide gratuity not included, 15-20% is customary and appreciated!
- All ages and skill levels are welcome
- Be sure to wear comfy clothes for biking and for Chicago’s dynamic weather trends!

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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 Chicago's Greatest Hits Bicycle Tour

How long and strenuous is the bike tour?

This tour covers 6-miles of Chicago over 2.5 hours. However, the pace is easy and ideal for all ages and activity levels.

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

Is water provided on the tours?
No. It is recommended that guests bring their own water.

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.

Do I need to bring a bike helmet?
No. Those are included in your tour price.