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The health and safety of our riders and volunteers is always our top priority and we continue to monitor COVID-19 virus updates. In accordance with current public health guidance and directives, Fifth Third Bike the Drive will still occur on Sunday, May 24, 2020. We will provide updates via email if you’ve registered for the event. Please stay tuned to this website and Active Trans’ Facebook and Twitter pages for related updates.

Keep the Wheels Turning

Fifth Third Bike the Drive is produced by the nonprofit Active Transportation Alliance. This event raises critical funds to support our work fighting for safer, more equitable options for people who walk, bike, and ride transit. We are grateful for your registration and any donations or memberships (new or renewed!) Donate now!

Fifth Third Bike the Drive is Chicago’s Largest Cycling Event

Grab your bike and join 20,000 people on a car-free Lake Shore Drive on Sunday, May 24. Whether you’re new to biking, a seasoned veteran, or biking with kids, you’ll find Fifth Third Bike the Drive an event to remember. Ride as little or as much of the 30-mile course as you’d like and then enjoy a post-ride festival in Grant Park. No bike? No problem! Rentals are available. Don’t miss this once-a-year event when bicycles reign over Lake Shore Drive


30-Mile Challenge

Looking to tackle all 30 miles of Lake Shore Drive? Sign up for the 30-mile challenge during registration! You'll receive a 30-Mile Challenge racing bib to show that you’re riding for glory on event day AND if you complete the entire 30-mile course, you'll receive a limited edition medal to commemorate your triumphant achievement!

Just track your mileage on a smart phone and stop by the main festival in Grant Park or one of our rest stops after the ride to pickup your medal.

Your Ride Supports a Good Cause

Fifth Third Bike the Drive is a fundraiser for Active Transportation Alliance, a membership-based non-profit advocacy organization working to improve conditions for walking, biking and public transit throughout Chicagoland.

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!