Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour in Chicago, IL

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

Embark on the bike tour that’s been recognized by National Geographic, USA Today, and the Associated Press. This leisurely bike tour of Chicago’s Near North Side neighborhoods will captivate you as you view the skyscrapers, visit Lincoln Park, and bike along the Lakefront Trail. Bring a camera along for the ride so you can capture these memories for a lifetime.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 3 hours
  • Tour length: approximately 7 miles at a leisurely pace.
  • Available at 1:00 pm daily, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm on the weekends.
  • Includes bikes and helmets.
  • Perfect for all ages and activity levels.

Description

from Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour
This is the tour that made Bobby famous! Bobby’s Bike Hike is America’s longest running city bicycle tour company, and has been repeatedly recognized for excellence by National Geographic, USA Today, The Associated Press, Conde Nast Traveler, and more! Bobby’s now offers over a dozen specialized tours, but The Lakefront Neighborhoods ride is what started it all. Join one of Bobby’s expert guides on this three-hour romp through Chicago’s beautiful Near North Side neighborhoods. See the ever-rising skyscrapers of Streeterville, the luxe residential property of the Gold Coast, the cozy artists’ village of Old Town, and the rolling greenery of Lincoln Park. You’ll finish off with a cruise down the Lakefront Trail, one of the most popular waterfront bike paths in the nation. This leisure-paced journey is sure to make memories that’ll 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 Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour

How long and strenuous is the bike tour?
This tour covers 13-miles of Chicago neighborhoods. 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.