Riding a bike through the city is a great way to feel the wind against your face, second only to marrying the wind and telling it, "I've waited so long for this." Go for a ride with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $22 for a signature tour (up to a $45 value)
- $27 for a Historic Hyde Park tour (up to a $55 value)
- $39 for a Bikes, Bites, and Brews tour (up to a $78 value)
- $22 for a full-day comfort hybrid-bike rental (up to a $45 value)
Guides lead tours through the hotspots and history of Chicago. Signature tours, including the Lakefront Neighborhoods tour and the City Lights tour, cruise by such sights as Millennium Park and Oprah’s house, Buckingham Fountain and the Playboy Mansion, spending up to three hours at a gentle pace. The Historic Hyde Park tour lasts up to four hours, spans 22 miles, and allows moderate to advanced riders to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and the Japanese Gardens. The four-hour Bikes, Bites, and Brews tour includes samples of pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes, and beer—with veggie options available—spread across the lakefront. See the schedule here. Each tour includes bikes and helmets but not the guide gratuity.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Bobby's Bike Hike
Inspired by a love of fitness and a passion for travel and tourism kindled within him by his late father, Jeremy Lewno founded Bobby's Bike Hike to create an interactive Chicago biking experience. He named the company after his dad, Bob, an Arkansas bus-tour operator who taught him to focus on service quality over quantity. That advice has clearly paid off, as the business's guided tours have earned a number one ranking for activities to do in Chicago on TripAdvisor and the title of Best Organized Bike Ride from the Chicago Reader in 2010.
During the tours, which include rented bicycles, guides lead groups of about 20 riders past Chicago icons in Millennium Park and on the Museum Campus, or direct them to samples of pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes, and beer in and around Wrigleyville. The crew has designed a Tike Hike tour for kids 10 and younger, a Chicago gangster tour that uncovers Chicago's seedier side, and a mansion-studded lakefront tour, during which riders may glimpse Oprah waving or handing out complimentary helicopters at her main residence. Patrons can also rent Schwinn, GT, and Cannondale Comfort bikes, mountain, road, cruisers, and tandem bikes to explore the city on their own.