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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

See Chicago off the tourist beat on this guided bicycle tour. Your expert local guide will lead you to Chicago’s best quiet neighborhood streets, city parks and scenic beaches on the North Side of Chicago. Catch a glimpse as to how Chicagoans live and enjoy their beautiful city on a mellow bike tour.

Highlights

  • 3-hour bicycle tour through Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods
  • Bike along Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile
  • Glimpse the Gold Coast Mansions, including Oprah's House and the Playboy Mansion
  • See the Historic Old Town District, Lincoln Park Zoo, North Avenue Beach and more!

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What You Can Expect

Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour

There is a stop at a Playboy Mansion on this tour

This tour is seasonal and operates from March to November only.

Your 3-hour guided bike tour of Chicago’s lakefront neighborhoods begins with a brief orientation of your bike. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy the leisurely nature and generally flat-terrain of this tour, but children should be capable and comfortable with riding on city streets. Once you’re situated with your stylish ride, follow your guide off the beaten path, to some of Chicago’s best neighborhoods.

Cruise the Windy City on two wheels, riding past stately houses in quiet residential neighborhoods, through scenic parks and along Lake Michigan’s popular beaches on the North Side of Chicago. Continue to other great Chicago highlights like the Gold Coast Mansions, North Beach Avenue, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Ride past historic sights such as Oprah’s House, the Playboy Mansion or the Old Town Historic District, lined with charming Victorian houses.

By the end of the tour, you will have seen a wide spectrum of how Chicagoans live and spend their free time, in addition to interesting factoids about one of America’s greatest cities.

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Itinerary

Directions:

From Kennedy Expressway (I-90, I-94): Exit Ohio Street east. Go east on Ohio Street two blocks past Michigan Avenue and turn right (south) on Fairbanks Court. Proceed two blocks to Illinois Street and turn left (east). The entrance to pedestrian walkway leading to us is located southeast of the corner of Illinois Street and McClurg Court, next to Dick's Last Resort

From Michigan Avenue: Go east on Ohio Street two blocks and turn right (south) on Fairbanks Court. Proceed two blocks to Illinois Street and turn left (east). North Pier Docks are located at Illinois Street and McClurg Court, 465 N. McClurg Ct. The entrance to pedestrian walkway leading to us is located southeast of the corner of Illinois Street and McClurg Court, next to Dick's Last Resort.

From Stevenson Exp (I-55): Stay in left lane to exit northbound Lake Shore Drive. Cross Chicago River bridge and exit right at Navy Pier/Grand Avenue/ Illinois Street. At the bottom of the ramp go straight (north) after first light. At the second light, go left (west) on Grand Avenue. Turn left (south) on McClurg Ct. and proceed one block to Illinois Street. North Pier Docks are located at Illinois Street and McClurg Court, 465 N. McClurg Ct. The entrance to pedestrian walkway leading to us is located southeast of the corner of Illinois Street and McClurg Court, next to Dick's Last Resort.

From Southbound Lake Shore Drive: Exit right on Grand Avenue and travel west to McClurg Court. Turn left (south) on McClurg and head one block to Illinois Street. North Pier Docks are located at Illinois Street and McClurg Court, 465 N. McClurg Ct. The entrance to pedestrian walkway leading to us is located southeast of the corner of Illinois Street and McClurg Court, next to Dick's Last Resort.


Public Transportation:
Six CTA buses go directly to River East Plaza (North Pier Docks) Chicago: the 29, 56, 65, 66, 120 (express bus from the Northwestern Train Station) and the 121 (express bus from Union Station.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide David was awesome, and the scenic locations were a perfect mix of busy areas, but not so busy streets to ride on. Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Enjoyed Eddy's tour.

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