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Anne B. ·
Reviewed May 13, 2013
if you are on the fence (or motorcycle) on this 1 cross the line, BEST DECISION you could make if a motorcycle is in your future....The instructors are WORTH their weight in gold because they could be saving lives because of what they give to the students with information on how to ride and the confidence they build in the rider...and they are just really nice people . RIDE CHICAGO honestly you need to keep these 3. THEN you get to pass your licence right there using there bikes jeez I wanna do that again. I took the cource end of last summer and I feel ready to hit the streets, so with that in mind please don't be reading this while you are driving I could be out there....BE SAFE


Richard G. ·
Reviewed January 6, 2013
Great company- very knowledgeable instructors! I took this class a a refresher, as I hadn't ridden in 10 years.


Gerardo R. ·
Reviewed November 11, 2012
Amazing experience, definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone. Best way to enjoy the city and see everything and find out about the vast venues throughout all of Chicago. I'm sold on going back next ride season. The ruckus scooter is the vehicle of choice now to cruise to the Windy City!

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Maneuvering a scooter requires only simple steering skills, passable balance, and the ability to ramp over sleeping pigeon families. Catch some air with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

For all options, guests must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

If these requirements are met, duos can zip around for two hours on their own Honda Ruckus scooters, which have thick tires, storage compartments, electric start, automatic transmissions, and 100-mpg fuel consumption. Rentals are available Thursday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. For more guided joy rides, customers can join one of the city scooter tours on Fridays at 10 a.m. or Saturdays at 8 a.m. Groups meet near the United Center before rolling out to the West Loop and various neighborhoods, including Old Town and Lincoln Park.

Serious riders can earn their “M,” or motorcycle licenses, during the one-day introductory scooter class or the two-day motorcycle class. Both classes shed light on vehicle controls and maneuvering tactics such as U-turns and lane changes. In addition to providing scooters and motorcycles for student use, the staff supplies helmets and requires each student to have a permit and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. Graduates of both classes are invited to take their licensing exam on-site for an additional $40. See the full motorcycle and scooter class schedules.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 26, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Not valid for Saturday or Sunday motorcycle classes. Permit required for scooter and motorcycle classes. Valid driver's license required for all options. Credit card required for scooter tour/rental option; valid learner's permit required for scooter and motorcycle classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About ####Ride Chicago and Rentaruckus

Ride Chicago and Rentaruckus are two different businesses that are bonded by their passion for promoting two-wheeled transportation. At Ride Chicago, this passion manifests in a variety of classes, for which it supplies beginners with motorcycles or scooters. Once student riders are geared up, the facility’s state-certified instructors teach everything from scooter-riding basics to motorcycle licensing at controlled, off-street sites across the city and suburbs. This diverse curriculum allows people of all riding experiences to climb aboard a two-wheeler and learn safe canyon-hopping methods.

Rentaruckus’s mission is a bit more concise: get people behind the handlebars of a Honda Ruckus scooter. To do this, the staff offers rentals and organizes tours of Chicago, where swarms of the minimalist bikes buzz past the city’s historic neighborhoods and sights.

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