Soar on a bicycle through the historic fairgrounds of Chicago’s grandest event, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Chicago World’s Fair Bicycle Tour escorts you across nearly 700 acres over the beautiful and historic Jackson Park, Washington Park, and the Midway Plaisance.
On two wheels, you see more! Visit famous statues, discover historic architecture, and walk the steps of Buffalo Bill, Frederick Douglas, U.S. Presidents (past and present), and so many more.
The Chicago World’s Fair changed the city, the country, and the world – that’s why we made it a star on the Chicago flag! This tour has something for everyone: the nature-lover, the historian, the writer, the engineer, and everyone in-between!
You can even enjoy a World’s Fair restroom experience!
Visit incredible sites like:
- The Statue of the Republic
- The Obama Presidential Center (In progress!)
- The Birthplace of the Ferris Wheel
- The DuSable Museum of African American History
- The Museum of Science and Industry
- The University of Chicago
- And the Great Lake Michigan!
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total cycling is just over six miles (9.6 km) at an easy pace for riders of all experience levels.
When: Select mornings from April through December. Tours are on U.S. Central Standard Time.
Bikes: This tour is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike!) – or you can rent a Divvy bike at the start of the tour.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. If you are renting a bike for the tour you can expect to pay $12-$15 for that service.
Meeting Location: The tour meets on the north side entrance of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Washington Park.
End Location: The tour ends at the Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park.