Bike and Roll Chicago – Your Adventure in the City!
Did you know that Chicago was voted the #1 bike-friendly city in the US by cycling magazine? Chicago’s amazing lakefront boasts 18 miles of car-free bicycle paths, perfect for exploring all the top attractions in the city. Chicago also has hundreds of miles of paved bike lanes from which to explore our friendly neighborhoods.
Chicago’s amazing lakefront trail is a biking paradise! With over 18 miles of car-free bike paths, it is easy and safe. Enjoy sandy beaches, scenic parks and spectacular views of the city and Lake Michigan. The lakefront trail is the fun way to see the sites, your connection to all of the best attractions in Chicago, including Lincoln Park Zoo, North Avenue Beach, Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus and more!
Wrigleyville & Andersonville
Wrigley Field is one of the must-see sights for anyone visiting Chicago. Built in 1914, Wrigley is the venerable grandfather of America’s pastime. Andersonville is one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish culture in the United States, home to a charming assortment of locally-owned shops, restaurants and lounges. Treat yourself to a decadent snack at the Swedish Bakery (5348 N. Clark Street).
Bucktown & Wicker Park
The Wicker Park/Bucktown corridor is an easy ride from downtown Chicago or Lincoln Park, and offers an urban mix of trendy restaurants, eclectic boutiques, art galleries, bustling cafes, and bars. Enjoy beautiful residential architecture and upscale shopping on Armitage St., stop for some Italian Ice, or relax at quaint Oz Park along Webster Street.
Lincoln Square is a small town within the big city. Quiet, tree-lined streets are home to public art, gourmet restaurants, European style cafes, delis and locally-owned specialty stores. Ethnically diverse, Lincoln Square was settled by immigrants from Germany, Greece, and Mexico who brought the character of their cultures to the neighborhood’s businesses.
Obama, Hyde & Jackson Parks
Before Barack Obama was elected as our 44th President, he worked at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park and resided in Kenwood with his family. Other great southside attractions include the University of Chicago campus, Rockefeller Chapel, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, theDuSable Museum of African American History, the Osaka Japanese Gardens, and the Museum of Science and Industry.
Greektown, Chinatown & Little Italy
Greektown was established by Greek ship captains in the 1840s, and today is home to a collection of authentic Greek restaurants. The University of Illinois Chicago campus is also nearby, just southwest of which resides Taylor Street and the Little Italy neighborhood. Ride a little further south, and you will reach Chinatown. Make sure to visit tranquil Ping Tom Memorial Park along the river.