HOURS

April 8th - April 28th*
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 8 am - Sunset

April 29th - May 26th*
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - Sunset
Fri., Sat., Sun. & Holidays: 7 am - 10 pm

May 27th - Labor Day
Open 7 Days a Week: 7 am - 10 pm
 
Sept. 5th - October 1st*
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - Sunset
Fri., Sat., Sun. & Holidays: 7 am - 10 pm
 
October 2nd - Nov. 26th*
Monday - Friday: 10 am - Sunset
Sat., Sun., & Holidays: 9 am - Sunset
 
Nov. 27th - April 7th
Closed for the Season  
 
(*Weather Permitting)

Nearby Locations:
Chicago - Foster Beach
Chicago - North Avenue Beach

WHAT WE RENT

 

 Single Surrey 

 Hourly:  $29 
  

 Double Surrey 

 Hourly:   $39

  
 

 Deuce Coupe 

 Hourly:   $29
 

 Chopper 

 Hourly:   $13
  
 

 Quad Sport 

 Hourly:   $13
  

 Cruiser Bike 

 Hourly:   $10
 Half Day:$25
 Full Day: $35
  

 Mountain Bike 

 Hourly:   $10
 Half Day:$25
 Full Day: $35
  

 Tandem Bike 

 Hourly:   $15
 Half Day:$30
 Full Day: $45
  

 Kids Bike 

 Hourly:   $6
 Half Day:$15
 Full Day: $25 
  

 Kids Trailer

 Hourly:   $6
 Half Day:$10
 Full Day: $15 
  

 Tag-a-Long

 Hourly:   $6
 Half Day:$10
 Full Day: $15 


* PRICES ABOVE DO NOT INCLUDE SALES TAX * 
 


 

Chicago - Riverwalk

305 East Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60611
(773) 458-0868

 
 Chicago Riverwalk Pumpkin Patch


50% Off a Year of Fun!

Can't get enough of us? Purchase an Annual Pass today - and save 50% for an entire year! The card pays for itself in one visit.  For just $12, plus your full priced rental fee, you become an Annual Pass member which gives you 50% off all future rentals for one year. Plus, we'll throw in an extra half an hour onto your rental the day you become a member. 


 

How Do I Purchase 
My Annual Pass?

It's easy. When you get to the rental kiosk, ask a Wheel Fun Rentals employee for an Annual Pass. They can easily process your rental at the same time. When you become an Annual Pass holder, you'll get an extra half hour added to your rental the day you join, and 50% off all your rentals thereafter for a year.
  

 

Where Can I Use 
My Annual Pass?

You can use your Annual Pass at more than 60 locations across the country! Just present your pass to any participating location for an automatic 50% off any one human powered vehicle. 

These Locations Accept Annual Passes >


  

 Terms & Conditions 
  •  Get 50% off rentals for one (1) year from date of purchase*
  • *Valid for 50% off a one (1) hour rental on any one (1) product or 50% off one (1) Wheel Fun Bike Tour (at participating locations) 
  • 50% discount is not valid on pass purchase day.
  • Limit 1 card holder discount per day.
  • Cannot be used on Easter, Memorial, Labor Day, or 4th of July weekends (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
  • No cash value. Not valid with any other offer.
  • Non-transferable - Party whose name is on the card must be present for the rental. (Photo ID required.)
  •  By using the Annual Pass card, the card holder agrees to  all terms under which it was issued.

 

Welcome
Welcome to the premier bike rental destination in downtown Chicago’s Riverwalk; featuring the largest selection of bicycles and specialty cycles- guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Fantastic open spaces and tranquility are mere minutes away from Chicago's bustling metropolis. You'll be delighted as you cruise effortlessly next to the inviting waters of Lake Michigan.

Wheel Fun Rentals at Riverwalk makes sure there’s something for everyone, regardless of age or skill level! The possibilities for fun are almost endless. Pile six adults and two small children in a family-friendly Surrey, explore on a comfortable cruiser or rugged hybrid bike, or roam along the shore in a low-to-ground Chopper, Quad Sport, or Deuce Coupe. Regardless of what you ride, don't miss this unique way to explore Lake Michigan's shoreline!




Rent some fun at Chicago's Riverwalk
 
 

About the Area

As the third largest city in the United States, Chicago has an impressive list of things to do and places to visit.

Burn off your deep dish pizza with some outdoor activity in the Windy City! Across from Chicago's towering skyscrapers, Lake Michigan's waterfront is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle and is home to Lakefront Trail. Imagine the wind in your hair as you race on your Deuce Coupe or Chopper through miles of winding trails. Enjoy pedaling your Surrey as you glide past picnic tables and rows of moored yachts at the Dusable HarborIf you work up an appetite, visit Friendship on the Harbor for a quick bite to eat.

More adventurous cyclists can rent a cruiser or mountain bike for a half or full day and experience several of Chicago's world-famous museums: Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum. Budding paleontologists in your party will not want to miss Chicago’s natural history museum! Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex - known worldwide as the largest, best preserved, and most complete specimen, is the Field Museum’s most famous resident!

 

Take a guided bike tour through Chicago!

Sightsee while cycling on this unique guided bike tour of Chicago!  Wheel Fun Rental’s professional guides will immerse you with an insider’s look into the Windy City's historical landmarks and beautiful waterfront. Our tour groups assure an intimate experience while you pedal your way along the shores of Lake Michigan. You won’t help but smile as you glide through Chicago's famous outdoor spaces like Lincoln Park, the Hancock Center, and the iconic Navy Pier.  While on Chicago's premiere guided bike tour, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the greatest green spaces and most famous vistas! This tour is steeped in art and history. Bike through Chicago with us!

You’ll enjoy seeing Chicago in a whole new light while you pedal through bicycle friendly roads and the Lakefront Trail. Whether on a date, adventuring on a weekend, or eco-friendly touring, Chicago Guided Bike Tours will give everyone an unforgettable experience. 

Click here to learn more! 

 

Take the best Chicago bike tour with us!


 
 
 



Bring Your Group!

Whether you're planning a structured team building exercise, looking for a class field-trip, or a planning a family outing, Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect place for your next group event! Gather your group and explore the area or try a scavenger hunt - teams can compete on a course, solving riddles and trying to be the first to coast across the finish line. Be sure to ask about our group rates. Call us today to help plan your upcoming event!


 


  
 

What are the most
popular group activities?

Our two most popular activities are  Free For Alls and Surrey Scavenger Hunts.  Free For Alls are perfect for groups with riders of different abilities - riders are let loose on a buffet-style-ride-anything you want party. Surrey Scavenger Hunts are perfect for groups looking for a challenge!  We set you up in teams and send you off in a Surrey with a list of riddles, clues, and questions to be solved. First group to complete the scavenger hunt WINS! 

 

I am interested,
what do I do next
?

We have a group event specialist ready and waiting for your call. Just call and let us know how many people in your group, what date(s) you are thinking of, and we can help you create a custom event that everyone will love! Give us a call!

"Wheel Fun Rentals was a breeze to work with. It was a great price and we consistently get fantastic feedback on our team building event."
~ Event Coordinator, Microsoft 


  

 


What's the Difference Between Bike-Share and Bike Rentals?

Bike-share programs (those rental bike stations) are intended to reduce traffic and the carbon footprint of large cities by providing locals with one-way rides to a destination point, usually their job. Traditional bike rentals (like Wheel Fun Rentals) serve the leisure and recreational riders and families that want to explore the city and take in the local sights.  Recreation rentals are focused around fun, family, great customer service, and are a better buy, we'll tell you why . . .
 

 

- Less Expensive     - Accommodates Kids & Families    - Greater Safety    
- Size and Fit Options     - Easier to Pedal     - Maps, Locks, Helmets and More!

Cost
Wheel Fun Rentals has straightforward low pricing with no hidden fees - standard bikes start at $10 an hour, $25 for a half day (4 hrs), and $35 for a full day (8 hrs). If renting from a bike share station, be sure to read the fine print! Bike-Share pricing is typically low for the first hour or less, but then increase significantly after that. They are designed for short trips so they penalize you for taking the bike for longer periods of time. Take Chicago's Divvy Bike Share for example, a day membership with them is $9.95 and you get the first 30 minutes for free, but go over the time by one minute and they start charging you. A one hour rental is $11.95, a two hour rental jumps to $25.95, and they continue to charge you $8 for every 30 minutes thereafter. So a 3 hour rental is $41.95, and a full day rental is $121.95! 

Families, Age Requirements, & Helmets
Bike-Share systems typically restrict use to those 16 or 18 years of age or older. Therefore families cannot ride together. And helmets are not available with a bike share system. Wheel Fun Rentals caters to children of all ages (with guardian supervision) and provides a variety of helmet sizes to keep kids and adults both legal and safe. 

Equipment and Variety
Bike-share systems only provide one size bike; they are twice as heavy as a typical bike, plus they only have one gear. Wheel Fun Rentals has a plethora of bikes that fit all different shapes, sizes, and age groups. Choose from cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, kids bikes, and family bikes like our Surrey.  In addition to our bike variety we also have add on accessories like kids trailers and tag-a-longs. We have what you are looking for! And we’ll assure you get the right size; adjusted to you for greater comfort, optimal pedaling efficiency, and maximum safety.

Customer Service & Maintenance
Bike-Share docking stations, although open 24 hours, are all unmanned. Bikes in these systems do not get looked at between every customer and at times are not well maintained. Plus, docking stations have a tendency to fill up or be completely empty during peak commuter hours.  Wheel Fun Rentals' kiosks are always staffed and our friendly and knowledgeable employees can assist you in picking out the right bike and becoming familiar with it, adjusting items like seat height, check tire pressure, fit you for a helmet, give you verbal directions, and so much more. Our fleet is well maintained as it's looked over by a certified mechanic regularly, and inspected for safety before every customer goes out. Wheel Fun Rentals has a large fleet size to avoid any equipment shortages - there is always something to pedal at our locations.  

Extras
Wheel Fun Rentals provides maps, bike locks, helmets, bike bags & baskets (a place for you to put your stuff), free of charge! We also offer self guided tours, and other items to make your journey safe and enjoyable. Try exploring the city with a bike-share bike: you'll receive no helmet, no map to show you where to go, and no way to lock the bike up if you want to shop, walk around, or stop for lunch. 

Overview
All in all, riders looking for a quick trip over flat terrain might prefer to rent from a bike-share system. But riders looking for a more recreational experience to enjoy with their friends, family or loved one will be much more satisfied with bike rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals. With a variety of bikes to choose from, safety equipment, a well maintained fleet, bike tours, and excellent customer service, riders are free to explore and discover the city safely and enjoyably at an affordable price. 


 

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Take A Guided Bike Tour!

Let us show you around town! Your journey begins at Chicago's famous Riverwalk, where you’ll leisurely ride past landmarks, museums, parks, and Lake Michigan's waterfront. See the Lincoln Monument, Navy Pier, North Avenue Beach, and much more - you’ll even stop at the famous John Hancock Center.

You will be awed as our professional tour guides take you on an unforgettable journey. Historic information and entertaining narrative is given through an audio amplification system worn by our tour guides. The ride is an easy to moderate ride that all rider levels can enjoy.

 



 

 

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