Last week I was my first ever visit to Chicago. I spent four glorious days there. What a great city, lots to see and do. We managed to get around almost everywhere by walking, outside of taking a cab to and from the airport, and one night to a town hall venue. Originally we were hoping to rent bicycles for some exploring, but between the excessive heat, and still being under a dr’s. treatment for some health issues, we took a boat ride down the Chicago River instead.
At the Navy Pier there is a company “Bike and Roll” that rents bikes http://www.bikechicago.com/rent-a-bike?gclid=CMvUgOuxqaoCFWIRNAod00nOXA and a quick google search will give you the 411 on other stores that rent, and have bike tours, such as: http://www.bobbysbikehike.com/.
And a wealth of info for all things cycling, and certainly cycling in Chicago can always be found at: Let’s Go Ride a Bike http://letsgorideabike.com/blog/ Despite the high temperatures Dottie and crew still managed to pedal!
Additionally, http://www.sheridesabike.com/ just posted about traveling by plane and bringing her Dahon with her. Bringing a folding bike along on a vacation seems like a great option to renting one for a lot of reasons.
Have you rented a bike to explore a new destination, or brought your own bike with you?