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Bike the Drive Chicago

Here's a summer experience to add to your family bucket list: Bike the Drive. One Sunday per year, Chicago's Lake Shore Drive is closed to cars, turning one of the most fantastic expressways in the world in the world into an unforgettable biking experience. It's one of the best bike rides in the nation, and it's simply wonderful to drive along the stunning Chicago lakefront on a fine, early summer day.

Tips for Exploring Chicago by Bike

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 AM by Jake Bartlett

Chicago bike

Chicago's cycling infrastructure has grown a considerable amount in recent years. With new bike lanes being built every year (including many protected bike lanes), and the city's bike-sharing program "Divvy" being introduced in 2013, more and more people are becoming comfortable with the idea of biking in the city. 

Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive is one of the most fantastic expressways in the world. Memorialized even in song, it's simply wonderful to drive on LSD, along the stunning Chicago lakefront, on a fine summer day. Once a year, the cars are brushed aside for bikes at the annual Bike the Drive, one of the best bike rides in the nation and an excellent way to kick off summer. If your family likes to bike, this is a don't miss summer event.

bobbys bike hike

Thanks to our newest bikeshare system, Divvy, it's easier than ever to explore Chicago by bike. And with more and more bike lanes in the works, its becoming easier and easier to navigate our city streets. Here are ten resources for anyone interested in cycling Chicago. Bike on, Chicago!

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