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.
184 S Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612