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Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour

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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 3-hour romp through Chicago’s beautiful 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! Tour departs from 540 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.
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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews easy ride great tour an excellent guide great sights great afternoon great fun lincoln park zoo interesting information hour tour a lot of fun small group highly recommend this tour peter pace finn elliot safety
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Elliot was an awesome tour guide! This was my Xmas present for my mom, something for her and I to share and spend the day together. It was great to see the different neighborhoods and we had a fun group to make the experience even...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brittany T
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great first day activity in Chicago. Guide Liz was fun and informative. Definitely do this first when you arrive then head up to 360 building to look down on where you cycled. Chicago is a real gem and this tour helps you cover some ground...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Went on the neighbourhood bicycle tour and I couldn't recommend it enough. It was a lot of fun and very informative. Our guide, Nick, was great- full of interesting facts & enthusiasm! A really perfect way to see the city, especially parts that aren't your...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cmurgatroyd
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Brilliant tour of Chicago - What a way to learn about a city that even a cold day cant spoil. Honest Gabe made day informative, inspirational and fun. He took the time to ensure all were comfortable and happy. I would thoroughly recommend this as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mackersian
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

If you want to see Chicago on a personal level and get some historical reference, this is the tour for you. Gabe was a great host and very knowledgeable. He gave excellent directions for our large group to navigate through the streets of downtown. Urban...More

Thank Heather W
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N6648BRannab
6 July 2019|
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Response from Rocky G | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so, we rode in rain, made it fun. They did provide rain jackets
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JosieUrb264
13 June 2019|
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No, most of the tour is on bike paths and sidewalks. Anytime you are riding on the street is in a wide group and you don't have to really deal with cars at all.
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coolkug
5 October 2018|
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Response from Francisco M | Reviewed this property |
Better to call the bike rental place. We did morning
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