Bobby’s Bike Hike, celebrating it’s 15th season as Chicago’s top rated outdoor bike, walking, and food tour company, has been quite busy this winter. Creating not one, not two, but three all-new Chicago bicycle tours, walking tours, and food tours launching in Chicago this Spring 2017 just in time for warmer temps and tourism season. And if that wasn’t enough, Bobby’s Bike Hike unveiled a brand-new mobile friendly website to help visitors book tours on their phones.
Bikes, Bites and Brews: Westside Foodie Ride
After much anticipation, Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago is proud to offer their latest spin on one of their most popular bicycle and food tours, called the Bites, Bikes and Brews: Westside Foodie Ride. This new bike tour launched April 2017 and explores the west side of Chicago; through Fulton Market, Wicker Park and Bucktown, exploring amazing neighborhood streets and utilizing Chicago’s newest outdoor addition, the 606 bike trail. With a unique mix of food sampling stops from both mom and pop stores and culinary powerhouses, guests will be able to sample foods from around the world without leaving Chicago! Guests then will be cruising to the best of Chicago’s west side neighborhoods, including Rick Bayless’ newest creation Cruz Blanca for one of their unique signature dishes, a Tlayuda. Plus, riders experience a personalized tour of their award winning brewery with a beer sample. Then off to Ukrainian Village to indulge in what Martha Stewart called the ‘world’s best pierogis’ from Kasia’s Deli. Then ride down the tree-lined streets of funky Wicker Park to the Chicago Chop Shop for a sample of their home-made meatballs. You will love those balls! Then a ride through hipster central, Bucktown, where you’ll connect to the Bloomingdale Trail (606 trail), before stopping at the Bucktown Pub where you’ll learn the ‘Chicago Handshake’ with the help of a local legend, Malort. It’s then a gentle ride through Old Town with a stop for a sweet treat, a banana/nutella crepe from Creperie de Paris. And they save the best for last with a gorgeous lakefront trail ride back to Bobby’s Bike Hike headquarters. This tour is definitely one that will book up fast, so reservations are mandatory. And vegi-options are available.
Chicago River Walking Tour
Bobby’s Bike Hike’s latest addition to their guided walking tour schedule is the Chicago River Walking Tour. Get up close and personal with this 1-mile tour where you will explore the entire Chicago Riverwalk. Chicago has seen a lot of change in its day and it’s all revolved around this great river. From the native American Pottawatomie tribe who initially claimed the land, to Chicago’s first settler DuSable, to Fort Dearborn, to the formation of a great American City, the Chicago River has been the showcase of it all. Today guests will explore the history to present, its architecture, its bridges, its tragedies, and its triumphs. And it has had many triumphs, including successfully reversing the water flow in order to provide this City with clean drinking water. But many will say no triumph is greater than what it has become in the last couple of years, turning itself into a showcase for the world as the current Chicago Riverwalk; a mixture of entertainment, restaurants, and multi-cultural attractions that is breathing new life into what at one time was a polluted river. They run this 1.5 hour informative walking tour each Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
Chinatown Food & Culture Walking Tour
Have you ever wanted to explore Chicago’s Chinatown but didn’t know where to start? Or couldn’t decide on where to go because of so many options? Well, this new walking tour from Bobby’s Bike Hike has you in mind when they developed their newest walking and food tour, Bobby’s Chinatown Chicago Food & Culture Walking Tour. Guests will experience all of the various regions of China, plus indulge in the very best restaurants and diverse cuisine that makes Chinatown so unique and oh so delicious. You’ll explore the complex layers of Chinese culture and the many contributions the Chinese people have provided to both Chicago and the World. And what better way to show off Chinese culture than through their food? Bobby’s Bike Hike will take the confusion and language barrier away as you sample your way through a variety of Chinatown’s best restaurants and well kept secret recipes. This 2.5 hour walking tour will take place ta 4pm on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays all year long.
For more information on Bobby’s Bike Hike or any of these new or existing Chicago Bicycle, Walking or Food Tours, please visit their all-new website for details.
Bobby’s Bike Hike – Chicago
Lake Shore Drive & Ohio Street
540 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611