Sunrise on Lakeshore Drive—car free! What could be better?
Whether you’re new to biking or you’re a seasoned veteran, you’ll find MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive an event to remember—nearly five hours of car-free riding while enjoying breathtaking views of the city and the lake. Don’t miss the one day of the year when bicycles reign on Lake Shore Drive.
Plan on arriving early! The event begins at 5:30 a.m., and we will try to starts close to 5:30 as possible. The earlier you start biking, the more you'll be able to enjoy, and the fewer kids will be out then!
Registered participants with rider numbers can start the ride at:
>> Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive
>> Bryn Mawr rest stop
>> Museum of Science & Industry rest stop
>> Fullerton check point
>> Oakwood check point
The round-trip distance encompasses 30 scenic miles, with the northern turnaround point at Bryn Mar Avenue and the southern turnaround at 57th Street. Bike as little or as long as you like during the event!
Feel free to take a break. There are three rest stops along the route where light snacks and water are provided. We provide the water, but please help keep our waste to a minimum by bringing your own water bottle.
You don’t have to start there, but the live music, breakfast and sponsor contests may entice you to end your ride at the post-ride festival at Butler Field near the central rest stop.
All riders receive a rider number, helmet number and wristband. These items MUST be visible while bicycling on Lake Shore Drive and shown at checkpoints and rest stops along the route to show you are a registered participant.
Sign up and event info here:
Once we see how many riders from LCBG are going, we can TRY to coordinate car pooling, caravan, meeting place etc.