Traditional & Electric Bike Rentals in Chicago
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. The bike shop is conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s 20-mile Lakefront Bike Trail at 540 N Lake Shore Dr. We offer free bike locks, helmets, and maps with all bike rentals. ONLINE RATES INCLUDE 10% DISCOUNT.
Bike Rental FAQs
Pick up your bike rental from Bobby’s Bike Hike shop at 540 N Lake Shore Dr. When you’re done with your bike rental, drop it back at the same location.
Every bike rental comes with:
- free bike helmet
- map of paths to cruise
We have a variety of bike options to choose from, suited for all ages and skill levels. Most of our customers prefer our Raleigh, Fuji, and Schwinn Comfort Hybrid bicycles. Our e-bikes are a great option for those who want to go further and explore more. Our Comfort Bike is for 12+ yrs. old. E-bikes are available to 16+ yrs. old.
We also offer both standard and premium Fuji road bikes for people who want to get more exercise or just cover 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 tandem bikes are a perfect way for couples to both enjoy Chicago’s Lakefront and test the strength of the relationship.
We also have Junior Bikes (8-11 yrs. old), Child Bikes (<8 yrs. old), Child Trailers, Tag-a-Longs, and Child Seats. Tag-a-longs and trailers only attach to our Comfort bikes.
- Comfort (12+ yrs. old)
- E-bike (16+ yrs. old)
- Junior Bikes (8-11 yrs. old)
- Child Bikes (<8 yrs. old)
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. There are often very long lines and wait times at stations, especially along the high volume tourist attractions. While DIVVY Bike Share 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. Bobby’s Bike Hike offers bike rentals for 2 hours, 4 hours, the full day, and even some monthly bike rentals. 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 rental prices beat 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.
Bobby’s Bike Hike also provides a variety of bike types 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 Bike Share program for Chicago residents, we do not recommend this for Chicago visitors.
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Rent a Bike in Chicago
Chicago is a bicyclist’s dream, both for novice riders as well as advanced. Chicago is geographically flat, has hundreds of miles of bike trails, and all of Chicago’s top attractions are connected to Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. Chicago has consistently been ranked the #1 City in America for biking, and the 20-mile Lakefront Trail is our crowned jewel of bike paths. The trail offers 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.
Looking for bike rentals near you 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 from traditional bike rentals to electric bike rentals. Other available bikes include comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, tandem bicycles, child bikes, and biking 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 bike rental, we give you a free bike lock so you have the freedom to stop at a museum or at a café, a helmet to keep you safe, and a comprehensive Chicago bike map that offers our favorite routes that allow you to explore the Best of Chicago. Plus, our bike rental prices are the absolute best in Chicago.
Best Places to Ride Your Rental Bike in Chicago
From our location, you can easily ride car-free trails to:
- Chicago’s Navy Pier
- North Avenue Beach
- Millennium Park
- Buckingham Fountain
- Chicago Riverwalk
- Museum Campus
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- 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.