MB Bike the Drive is Chicago's kickoff to summer! 

With Chicago recently being named the #1 bicycling city in America by Bicycling magazine, what better way to celebrate than with a ride on the city’s crown jewel roadway — Lake Shore Drive. So grab your bike and enjoy almost 5 hours of car-free riding on Sunday, May 27th.  Proceeds benefit Active Transportation Alliance’s work to improve biking, walking, and transit throughout Chicagoland.

30-mile ChallengeDid you try the Active Trans 30 Mile Challenge last year? We’re upping the ante this year and have included the 30 Mile Challenge as an add on rider experience during your registration. If you select this option, you’ll receive a limited edition 30 Mile Challenge tech tee*, a pennant that highlights you as a Challenger and we’ll even throw in a custom rider number. After your feat of endurance, you will also receive a small token to commemorate your accomplishment!

30 miles challenge


Free 30 Mile Challenge! Don’t want to upgrade your registration, but still plan to crush all 30 miles? Grab a 30 Mile Challenge bib at packet pick up before you hit the road to highlight that you’re participating! Track your mileage with an app on your smartphone. And be sure to swing by the festival after your ride to pick up your token of accomplishment and grab some high fives from other Challenge participants.

*Remember MB Bike the Drive is open to riders of all skill level, so please be cautious while competing in the challenge.

*In order to receive your 30 Mile Challenge tech tee prior to event day, this option must be selected by April 13.

Custom rider numbers- Strut your stuff with customized rider numbers. While you are registering take the opportunity to jazz up your race day rider materials. Use your nickname, pay tribute to a loved one, propose to your significant other. Whatever—add your personal flair. 

Photos of the last year's event are posted on our Facebook. Tag your friends and check us out at activetrans.org


Your Ride Supports a Good Cause

The event benefits Active Transportation Alliance which is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun. Active Trans is supported by more than 7,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. We hope you will consider joining us when you register for the event, and let your ride make an even greater impact on our region.