Chicago marks the beginning of summer in a most unusual way… It launches with “Bike the Drive,” which took place on May 28th this year.
Once a year, the city of Chicago shuts down its’ iconic roadway that runs along Lake Michigan: Lake Shore Drive. From 5:30am to 11am bike riders own the road for “Bike The Drive.” Cyclists can ride the whole 30 mile loop or ride a portion of it. Its Northern most boundary is Bryn Mawr, the southern The Museum of Science and Industry. Cyclists young and old, fast and slow, families and teams, and people of all shapes and sizes got to enjoy this spectacular, sunny day.
Biking the drive was one of those things that I have been wanting to do for years and just never got around to it. That is until this year. It exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend it and hope you will join me next year! I will try to let you know in advance so you can plan on celebrating the beginning of summer on the city’s crown jewel roadway!