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Register for the Ride!

The freedom of the road beckons on Sunday, May 26. Hop on your bike the one day of the year when the length of Lake Shore Drive is open to cyclists and closed to auto traffic.

Learn more about our registration options below, including our early-bird discounts, group discounts, and accessible riding. Have all of the information you need? Then you're ready to register! 

Want to recieve your packet in the mail? Be sure to sign up by May 5th! Those registering after May 5th will need to visit a Packet Pick-Up location to receive their rider materials

Early-Bird Discounts

Adult Registration + Membership: Save both on registration and the benefits of being a member of Active Transportation Alliance by combining your purchase!

Adult Registration: Any participant that is 18 years of age and older. 

Youth Registration: All riders 17 years of age or younger, accompanied by an adult, get to take advantage of the flat, steeply discounted registration. Not sure if your child needs to register?  All youth on their own bikes or tagalongs must register. For those in trailers or child bike seats, registration is not required.  Our motto is - you pedal, you pay.

Event will be held rain or shine. No refunds. 

Group Discounts

Have a group or team that has 10 or more riders? Are you a non-profit looking for a way to fundraise for your organization? How about an incentive for your employees? Maybe your group is looking for a good excuse to get together outside your regular meetings, or you want an active alternative to the family barbecue on a holiday weekend?

There are so many reasons why a discounted block of tickets might be worth your while for Bike the Drive. So get together and enjoy the ride!

  • Prepaid blocks of 10 adult registrations are sold for $430 (a 14% discount off the base price)
    • Additional adult registrations can be added to your block of 10 for $43 per rider (additional tickets must be purchased at the time of the original group purchase)
    • As always, youth can register with a group for $17 each

Ready to sign up? Visit our group registration page to sign up your riders. If you have have any questions, please email [email protected].

Accessible Riding

Whether you use a hand cycle, a three-wheeled bike (i.e. a tricycle) or any other type of adaptive bicycle, we want to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Visually impaired riders and their tandem pilots are only required to pay for one adult registration, however, both riders must register. Contact us at 312-427-3325 or btdinfo@activetrans.org to make this or any other specific arrangements that will help you get on your way to a car-free bike ride!