bike Lake Shore Drive
Sunday May 24, 2009
See the city’s famous lakefront and architecture; relive legendary memories at the site of the 1893 World’s Fair or the site of Barack Obama’s history-making election speech; breeze through lush parks; and come together with family and friends – all while biking on eight lanes and 15 miles of a tranquil Lake Shore Drive.
The experience begins in Grant Park at Columbus and Jackson. From there, ride for miles in a bicycle utopia. View the entire route and ride guide here.
Bank of America Bike the Drive benefits the Active Transportation Alliance (formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation), a non-profit biking, walking and transit advocacy organization.
Save $25 and support our mission with the Gold Package: $75 for Bike the Drive, Boulevard Lakefront Tour (Sept. 13) and all the benefits of a 1-year membership in the Active Transportation Alliance – a $100 value.
If you are visiting Chicago for Memorial Day weekend, check out all of Chicagoland’s bicycling opportunities and accommodations.
Produced by the Active Transportation Alliance in cooperation with the City of Chicago and Mayor Richard M. Daley, the event benefits our work that brings you an improved biking, walking and transit environment in Chicagoland.
From 5:30 to 9:45 a.m., enjoy miles of unrestricted bicycling.
•Head north to the Bryn Mawr rest stop and return (15 miles).
•Head south to the Museum of Science and Industry rest stop and return (15 miles).
•Ride the entire loop! (30 miles).
•Choose your own distance. Check the map for turnaround points.
View the entire route and ride guide.
•5:30 a.m.: Upon police approval, Lake Shore Drive will open to bicyclists.
•9 a.m.: Bicyclists may not enter Lake Shore Drive; participants must be north of Randolph Street or south of Roosevelt Road
•9:45 a.m.: Volunteers will help participants safely move to the Lakefront Trail, which they can take back to the post-ride festival
•10:30 a.m.: Car traffic resumes on Lake Shore Drive
•8 a.m. – noon: Post-ride festival at Grant Park
8 a.m. – noon
All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from Goose Island: $7 ($2 goes to the Active Transportation Alliance)
Added by multimodal on April 23, 2009