Bike the Drive
It’s a sight you only get to see once a year – a view of Lake Shore Drive from a bicycle.
Organizers of Bike the Drive say as many as 21,000 people two-wheeled their way down Lake Shore Drive today, and that would make it their second biggest year.
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications is alerting drivers of closures on Lake Shore Drive scheduled for Sunday morning.
20,000 bicyclists were expected at the “Bike the Drive,” a 30-mile circuit which closed down Lake Shore Drive from Bryn Mawr on the north to 57th Street on the south.
Chicago’s 11th annual Bike the Drive shut down Lake Shore Drive for most of Sunday morning, as thousands of cyclists rode along the lakefront.
Lake Shore Drive is closed again this weekend, and a lot more of it than the 3 1/2 miles that shut down for the NATO Summit nearly a week ago. But this time, you might still be able to get on the lakeside highway if you have a bike.
A 72-year-old bicyclist was revived by paramedics and a bystander who happened to be a doctor after he collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during the Bike the Drive Sunday morning.