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This leisurely ride takes us through some of Chicago’s constructed natural beauty. We’ll bike along a route that was once the city’s edge while examining a historic boulevard and park designed by William LeBaron Jenney and Jens Jensen. As we ride, we’ll admire the eclectic architecture of recreational, residential and industrial buildings.

Duration
2.5 Hours
Meet
1301 N. Humboldt Dr., the boathouse parking lot

Learn about the personalities who shaped area neighborhoods. Over the years, these neighborhoods have also been effected by transportation: boulevards changed when cars replaced horses and an old railroad structure is now The 606 (Bloomingdale Trail), an elevated linear park for walking and biking.

Notes:
  • Bring your own bicycle and helmet.
  • This bike tour will be cancelled if it is raining. Please contact the call center at 312.922.8687 by 9am on the day of the tour to confirm.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact groupsales@architecture.org for more information.

Upcoming Bike Humboldt, the 606 and Palmer Square Tours


Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email tickets@architecture.org.