Seeing Chicago by Bicycle with Bobby’s Bike Hike

Living only two hours from Chicago, I usually try to visit at least once a year. Some of my most memorable experiences of Chicago include shopping at Christmas time on the Magnificent Mile, seeing the Harry Potter Exposition at the Museum of Science and Industry, attending various theatre productions such as Rent and The Book of Mormon, and taking an architectural boat cruise.

I had my lectrice visa appointment at the French Consulate in Chicago last week. My mom and I took the train from Wisconsin into the city, and had an entire afternoon to enjoy after completing my appointment. So, we decided to try out a four-hour bike tour through Bobby’s Bike Hike, and we were not disappointed!

Bobby’s Bike Hike is rated number one on Trip Advisor, and offers bike tours, walking tours, and bike rentals. The most popular tours included Lakefront Neighborhoods Tour; Bikes, Bites, and Brews Tour (Eat, Drink and ride through Chicago’s best restaurants and bars); Gangster Tour; and Tike Hike (for families with kids), among others. My mother and I chose the Lakefront Neighborhoods Tour. Quoted from Bobby’s official website,

“This tour is what made Bobby famous, taking you off the tourist beat and onto the quiet neighborhood streets, city parks, and packed beaches of the North Side of Chicago, giving you a glimpse as to how Chicagoans enjoy their beautiful city. Highlights include the Gold Coast Mansions, Oprah’s House, the Playboy Mansion, Lincoln Park Zoo, Old Town Historic District, North Avenue Beach, and the amazing Chicago Lakefront.”

Needless to say, it was a fantastic way to spend a sunny, summer afternoon in downtown Chicago. We rode through the streets like a school of fish and had an excellent tour guide. I learned a lot of new and interesting things about the city, and saw parts I had never discovered before! I definitely recommend a bike tour with Bobby’s Bike Hike.




**Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own.

Have you ever taken a bike tour with Bobby’s Bike Hike or in another major city? I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below.



2 thoughts on “Seeing Chicago by Bicycle with Bobby’s Bike Hike

  1. Thanks for the top, Dana! I’m going to Chicago for the first time soon to help my sister move. I’m intrigued by the architectural boat tour; do you recommend it as an fun introduction to the city? xx

    1. YES! Definitely check out the boat tours! They’re about two hours long, VERY informative, and offer such amazing views of the city’s skyscrapers from the water! I think it’s between $25-$40 depending on the tour, but we had a great time! Hsve fun, Chicago is a great city!

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