Either by Divvy or by rental (ask your Concierge for the best places to rent a bicycle!) seeing Chicago from a beautiful bike trail is mesmerizing. Plus, that FitBit will appreciate the action! Here are some must-see trails to see by bike:
Head east to see Lake Michigan in all its glory. Spanning more than 18 miles from north to south, you’ll catch incredible skyline views from multiple angles. On your ride, you’ll also pass museums, smaller beaches, harbors, golf courses, and much more.
This new path is a fabulous stretch of nearly 3 miles that’s perfect for walking and biking that offers views of parks, neighborhood overlooks, and even an observation deck. Passing through the west neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Humboldt Park, Bucktown, and Logan Square, you’ll love seeing signage that illustrates the area’s history and backstory.
Major Taylor Trail
This southside trail runs through the West Pullman, Morgan Park, and Beverly neighborhoods and through one of Chicago’s only forest preserves, spanning more than 6 miles. Named after Major Taylor – who some call the Michael Jordan of cycling – this trail takes you out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into greener places.
For a quick jaunt on a bike, head to Northerly Island, just east of the Lakefront Trail and just south of the gorgeous Museum Campus (skyline photo ops galore!) This trail is only one mile in length, but packs a visual punch that you don’t want to miss.