Ride Chicago


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In a Nutshell

  • All gear provided: vehicle, helmet & gloves
  • No experience necessary
  • State-certified instructors

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. Must have a motorcycle permit and valid IL driver's license. Must wear appropriate clothing, helmet and gloves provided. Valid only Monday-Friday. 7 day cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Motorcycles combine the coolness of James Dean, the stylishness of leather clothing, and the convenience of jumping every gorge in the neighborhood. Experience all aspects of two-wheeled entertainment with today's Groupon: for $85, you get an introduction to motorcycle- or scooter-riding class at Ride Chicago (a $175 value).

Ride Chicago's state-certified instructors educate patrons on the ins and outs of two-wheeled tactics on a schedule of motorcycle and scooter classes for bike buffs of every level. After obtaining a motorcycle permit from the Illinois Secretary of State, hog handlers and Vespa votaries alike start with a classroom session to learn basic bike theory and the tricks and techniques needed to hit the road before embarking on rides upon a provided bike in a subsequent class. Students should arrive in long denim pants, long-sleeved shirts, and boots that cover the ankle, as if attending a party in a beehive. Ride Chicago provides the required helmet and gloves. Wheel whisperers then coach freewheelers on starting, stopping, turning, and forming the proper spit-curl to prepare them for any upcoming licensing classes, driving tests, or obsessions with studded leather jackets.

####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.

Customer Reviews

Great company- very knowledgeable instructors! I took this class a a refresher, as I hadn't ridden in 10 years.
Richard G. · January 6, 2013
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!
Gerardo R. · November 11, 2012
Great time, very nice people.
Jorge C. · October 24, 2012
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    184 S Damen Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60612


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