Chicago proudly ranks as the country’s best City for bicycling year after year because of its flat terrain, miles of bike trails, and interconnected neighborhoods, parks, and attractions. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s 20-mile Lakefront Bike Trail and offer Free locks, helmets, and maps.
Why Rent a Bike in Chicago?
Chicago is a bicyclist’s dream, both for novice riders as well as advanced. Chicago is geographically flat, enjoys hundreds of miles of bike trails, and all of Chicago’s top attractions are connected to Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. There is no wonder why Chicago is consistently ranked the #1 City in America for bicycling. And the 20-mile Lakefront Trail is our crowned jewel, offering miles of car-free riding along Lake Michigan, connecting downtown attractions to vibrant neighborhoods and beautiful parks and beaches. You can get anywhere by bike in Chicago.
Bobby’s Bike Hike is conveniently located right in the middle of Chicago’s Lakefront Bike Path and offers a variety of bike rentals. We have a huge variety of bikes including comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, tandem bicycles, child bikes and equipment. Families should take note, Chicago’s lakefront is very kid-friendly, taking you to Lincoln Park Free Zoo, Maggie Daley Children’s Free Park, and the Chicago Children’s Museum, all within a short ride of our Chicago Bike Shop.
With every Chicago bike rental, we give you a free bike lock so you have the freedom to stop at a museum or at a café. We give you a helmet to keep you safe. And we give you a comprehensive Chicago bike map that offers our favorite routes that allow you to explore the Best of Chicago. Plus, our prices are the absolute best in Chicago.
Where to go with our Chicago Bike Rentals
From our location, you can easily ride car-free trails to Navy Pier, North Avenue Beach, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago Riverwalk, Museum Campus, Lincoln Park Zoo, or Wrigley Field. While the Lakefront Bike Trail offers enough enjoyment for a majority of our guests, we do give you a Free Bike Map if you want to get away from the Lakefront’s parks and beaches and explore the adjacent upscale neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and cafes.
By bike you can stop in for lunch in one of the neighborhood cafes of Old Town or Lincoln Park, enjoy the spirited atmosphere of Wrigleyville on game day (or any day for that matter), get the local vibe in Wicker Park or Bucktown, or try the ethnic eateries of Chinatown, Pilsen, and Hyde Park. We can also show you the best routes to get to the new 606 Bloomingdale Bike Trail.
What type of equipment do you offer with your Chicago Bicycle Rentals?
Bobby’s Bike Hike offers a huge variety of bicycles to choose from. While most of our customers prefer our Raleigh, Fuji, and Schwinn comfort hybrid bicycles, but we also offer both standard and premium Fuji road bikes for people who want to get more exercise or just cover much more ground faster. Our standard GT mountain bikes are popular with teenagers, while our premium GT mountain bikes are great to ride the numerous forest preserve trails around Chicago. The tandems are a perfect way for couples to both enjoy Chicago’s Lakefront and test the strength of the relationship :). We also have junior bikes, child bikes, child trailers, tag-a-longs, and child seats. Bring the family and discover the kid-friendly side to Chicago, including the Free Lincoln Park Zoo, Museum Campus, Free Child-friendly Maggie Daley Park, and the Children’s Museum all within close proximity of our Chicago Bike Rental & Service Shop.
Why rent a bicycle with you? And not use DIVVY?
Chicago has a Bike Share program called DIVVY and you may have heard about it. While it’s great for local residents, it is not at all designed for Chicago visitors. The DIVVY Bike Share reviews speak for themselves regarding Chicago Tourists. The prices are extremely high when renting the DIVVY bikes to explore Chicago and enjoy recreation. And there are often very long lines and wait times at stations, especially along the high volume tourist attractions that so many of our guests look to explore. While DIVVY offers a $10 daily pass for Chicago visitors, this only gets you free 30-minute rides for 24 hours. The problem is once you go over the 30 minute free period, the price goes up quite a bit. Combine this with difficult to find stations along with long lines at each station, and you can quickly pay 5 to 10 times what you initially thought. Unfortunately, DIVVY doesn’t do a good job of explaining this to their guests and so there review board is literally littered with complaints. Divvy’s overtime fees for a ride max out at a cool $122 if you keep it for longer than 6 hours. Whether renting for a couple of hours or the full day, Bobby’s pricing beats Divvy fees hands down, plus allows you the peace of mind to enjoy the Lakefront, stop in its various neighborhoods for a snack, or get lost in a museum. Plus we give you a variety of bicycles to choose from that are much easier to operate than the clunky DIVVY bikes, and provide locks, helmets, and maps so you can get anywhere your heart desires. So while we love the DIVVY program for Chicago residents, we do not recommend this for Chicago visitors.