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Best Bike Rentals In Chicago

April 12, 2014 8:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: www.bikechicago.com)

(Photo Credit: http://www.bikechicago.com)

When the warm weather rolls into Chicago, there is no better way to see the city than by bike. Riding a bike around Chicago is a great way to get into areas that are not possible by driving a car, plus riding a bike is good for the environment and a great way to get some exercise. Renting a bike in Chicago is easy to do when you visit these bike rental shops/facilities. Click on this link for additional bike rentals.

(Photo Credit: lakeshorebike.com)

(Photo Credit: lakeshorebike.com)

Lakeshore Bike
3650 N. Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-7668
www.lakeshorebike.com

Lakeshore Bike offers bike rentals in Chicago for $10/hour, $30/half day (four hours), $40/full day and $50/day/road bike. Besides bike rentals, Lakeshore Bike also sells bikes, wheels, equipment and offers bike services to help get your bike ready to roll. Lakeshore Bike has a second location at North Avenue Beach. Be sure to check out its website for detailed information.

Bobby’s Bike Hike
465 N. McClurg Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-0995
www.bobbysbikehike.com

Bobby’s Bike Hike has a nice selection of adult, junior and kid bikes for rent. The adult rental rate starts at $23 for a half day and prices vary depending on the type of rental bike and the amount of time the bike is going to be rented. Bobby’s Bike Hike also offers bike tours, walking tours and bike sales. Reservations can be made online for Chicago bike rentals and also for the Chicago tours.

Bike and Roll Chicago
Millennium Park
239 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 729-1000
www.bikechicago.com

Bike and Roll Chicago offers adult bike rentals starting at $10 an hour. This company also offers bike add-ons for an additional fee such as tagalongs, wagons and child seats. If you are interested in a tour and want to get to know Chicago better, be sure to check out the bike tours, Segway tours and food tours. Bike and Roll Chicago also has locations at Navy Pier, Riverwalk (Wacker & Wabash) and 53rd Street Bike Center.

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On The Route Bicycles
3144 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 477-5066
www.ontheroute.com

On The Route Bicycles has three locations. It rents hybrids and single speeds out of its Lakeview and downtown locations. The hourly rate for single speeds and hybrids is $10/hour, but there is also a package of four hours for $30 and a full day (from open to close) for $45. On The Route does not have overnight rentals. It has a small selection of road bikes for rent at the downtown locations and the rate is $150 for 24 hours. On The Route Bicycles have locks and helmets for all rentals.

Divvy Bikes
Chicago, IL
(855) 553-4889
www.divvybikes.com

Divvy Bikes annual memberships can be purchased online for $75, or a 24-hour pass for $7, which can be purchased from any Divvy Station. The annual membership and 24-hour pass allows for unlimited 30-minute bike trips, any time over the 30 minutes incurs overage fees depending on the amount of time. Annual members receive a key in the mail and the key is placed in the slot at any station with an available bike. Those who purchase a 24-hour pass are given a code that they can type into the keypad on any dock that has an available bike. Bikes can be locked back up at any station. A station map is available on the website and there is a huge selection of stations available in Chicago. This bike rental system is great for those looking to do errands, commuting to work or any type of short travel time.

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Michelle Guilbeau is an elementary teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. She has also experience in school administration and literacy coaching. Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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