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Boulevard Lakefront Tour is a fun urban ride that explores a number of Chicago neighborhoods on city streets–some with bike lanes and some that are very quiet residential streets. For newer riders, this can be a challenging first step.

For an extra $15, you can get bicycling instruction while participating in the 14-mile route. The Safe City Cycling program includes pre-ride instruction from a trained cycling instructor who will lead you in a group of 20 people along the route.


This is only available for the 14-mile route, and limited to 40 people. Your 40-minute, pre-ride instructional session and group ride will include:

  • Basic maintenance checks of your bike that you can repeat at home
  • Customized helmet fittings
  • Introduction to the rules of the road for cyclists
  • Review of what to expect on the ride

For the 14-mile ride, you’ll ride together at a moderate pace with other beginning “city riders” to share the learning experience. You’ll make a stop on the route to review your practical experiences, what you’ve learned and to answer questions.

Space is limited and timing is tight; it is imperative participants are on time (you will be notified of your start time after you register).

We’ll do our best to create groups of 20 that include your friends and family. Space is limited to 40 people, or two groups of 20.

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