Top Ten Divvy Ride Ideas For The Weekend

Summertime in Chicago – it’s the three months we waited all winter for, and now we’re ready to enjoy it. There’s no better way to soak up this weekend’s forecasted gorgeous weather (seriously, check it out) than from the seat of a bike.

With 583 stations across Chicago, Evanston, and Oak Park, the options for getting around by bike are nearly endless. Check out our station map to find all our station locations and plan your trip. Need some help deciding where to ride this beautiful weekend? No problem! We’ve assembled some top destinations and ride ideas for you. Take a look, grab a pal, and get rolling!

1. Brunch

Divvy to your favorite Brunch spot, or discover a new place to get stuffed with doughnuts. Brunch destination inspiration available here.

2. Visit That Museum You’ve Been Meaning to Check Out

We suggest the DuSable Museum of African American History, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Museum of Contemporary Photography, or the National Museum of Mexican Art. All are conveniently located near Divvy stations.

3. Bike To The Beach

What better way to enjoy #SummertimeChi than soaking up some rays at a beach? We’ll have Valet Service available at several beach locations, so you’re guaranteed a place to dock at select hotspots.

4. Head To A Street Festival

Chicago summer means it’s festival season. Check out a fest in your fave haunts, or discover a new neighborhood. Options include Fiesta Del Sol, Wicker Park Fest, Tour de Fat, South Loop Beer Fest, Taste of Lincoln Ave, and the Chicago Poetry Block Party.

5. Cool Down With A Sweet Treat

Work up a sweat enjoying the summer sunshine, then cool off with one of the city’s coolest – literally – dessert options. Inspiration for the best ice cream, sno cones, frozé, and more available here.

6. Explore Architectural Gems

Whether you want to check out Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic homes in Oak Park, Northwestern’s impressive campus in Evanston, or the wide variety of Chicago skyscrapers, there are architectural adventures awaiting you. Check out our friends the Chicago Architecture Foundation for inspiration.

7. Swing up The 606

Have you visited one of Chicago’s newest, coolest parks yet? You can even take your Divvy bike on the trail. Find entrances, points of interest, and all the info on the park on their website.

8. Explore A New Neighborhood

Get out of your ordinary and find something new to you in your city. See the sights and taste the cuisine. Might we suggest, Andersonville, Humboldt Park, Pilsen, Bronzeville, or Chinatown?

9. Gear Up For Green Spaces

They don’t call Chicago ‘City in a Garden’ for nothing! Stroll through Ping Tom Park, Humboldt Park, Promontory Point, Garfield Park, or Northerly Island! Check out a list of some of the City’s best green spaces here.

10. Close Out the Night With Fireworks

On Saturday, dock at our Streeter Dr & Grand Ave Station to access Navy Pier and view their weekly Aon Summer Fireworks show, beginning at 9:30. Full schedule and details available on their website.