Fifth Third Bike the Drive is produced by and benefits Active Transportation Alliance. We are a small but mighty 18-person non-profit that works to improve walking, biking, and public transit. Our work spans across Illinois and sometimes into neighboring states. We started Bike the Drive over two decades ago and the event has grown into our centerpiece fundraiser. We are ecstatic that the event is now a household name here in Chicagoland.
We apologize for the trouble. If you are trying to register on a phone, please try registering on a desktop computer instead. If you’re still having trouble, contact email@example.com, describe your issue in detail, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
To register two or more riders under the same transaction, you will have the ability to add another registration prior to going into step 2. Click on the button labeled “I want to add another registration.”
By signing up another participant, you will need to send their waiver directly to them thru the registration system for their signature.
Here are instructions on how to send the waiver to them from your account.
The pancake breakfast is back for 2023!! Chow down after the ride with a delicious breakfast from our friends at Chris Cakes! Breakfast includes Fluffy Chris Cakes pancakes drizzled in syrup (regular and sugar free) and also includes sausage and a glass of classic Tang.
We will no longer offer packets. Instead, your rider number will be emailed to you closer to the event. Please print your rider number and affix to your bike prior to entering DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Event t-shirts and Challenge medals can be picked up at all three rest stops along the course and in the festival.
According to the CDC, being fully vaccinated lowers the risk of severe illness or death from COVID. We understand that getting vaccinated is a deeply personal choice and can also depend on availability or eligibility. Fifth Third Bike the Drive riders, volunteers, and staff are not required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the event.
Fifth Third Bike the Drive will be held rain or shine. If there is a warning about serious weather, volunteers will direct riders to a safe location along the route. Additionally, please provide your cell phone number during registration when prompted in the event that ride organizers need to send important mass text messages during the ride.
For your safety, all participants should start at one of the below locations. We strongly discourage starting at any other point along the route. Starting locations: Main Festival (Grant Park), Bryn Mawr Ave., Fullerton Ave., Oakwood Blvd., Museum of Science & Industry.
What participants have said about Fifth Third Bike the Drive
“Great event. Doing it again next year!!”
“This is a really well run, wonderful event. It was great to see so many people and families out on their bikes and enjoying this great city. We will be back next year. Thanks to the amazing volunteers for their hard work in making it a very enjoyable ride.”
“One of the best events ever.”
Fifth Third Bike the Drive is produced by and benefits
Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit advocacy organization working to improve conditions for walking, biking, and public transit throughout chicagoland.