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Your tickets were emailed to you as a PDF attachment at the time of registration. Please print your rider number and affix it to your bike. If you are having issues locating your registration email and PDF tickets, please contact [email protected]
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 are so thankful to our title sponsor, Fifth Third Bank.
Once your registration is complete, you will need to contact [email protected] to make any adjustments. Please be as detailed as possible. Let us know the item you’d like to add or change, size (if applicable), and which rider the item should be added to if you registered multiple riders.
First, check your spam folder for the confirmation email. Next, check your credit card transactions for “ATA*Bike the Drive.” If your credit card has been charged and you still cannot find your email confirmation, contact [email protected] and we’ll resend it.
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 protected]
First complete all information for the first rider and sign the waiver. You will then be taken to a summary page where you can select “Add Another Registrant.” Repeat as needed for additional riders and proceed to “Checkout.”
Our rule is “if you pedal, you pay.” All youth on their own bikes or tag-alongs must register. For those in trailers or child bike seats, registration is not required.
Thanks for supporting our work! You should have received an electronic membership card when you became a member. Please check your inbox for an email titled “Your Active Trans Membership Card.” If you cannot locate this email, please contact [email protected] and we’ll resend it.
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 5 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the event. We will refund your fee based on the COVID-19 health-related information you provide. The reason for this refund category is keeping everyone else safe. In this situation, Active Transportation Alliance will refund registration fees only (minus credit card transaction fees).
In all other circumstances, refunds and deferrals will NOT be issued for any reason, including participant injury, illness, and any other issues out of the control of the event, including, but not limited to cancellation due to weather/lightning.
In the event that Fifth Third Bike the Drive cannot proceed in person due to state or federal coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines, registrants will be notified of virtual event options, including the option of a refund of registration fees (minus credit card transaction fees and any merchandise purchased during registration).
In any scenario, credit card transaction fees, memberships purchased and donations made during the registration process are non-refundable.
New to bike riding and looking for some tips? We’ve got you covered! Visit our resources page!
The pancake breakfast is back for 2022!! 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.
PACKET PICKUP AND MAILING
We will no longer offer packets. Instead, your rider number will be emailed to you at the time of registration. Please print your rider number and affix to your bike prior to entering DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Event t-shirts, ride guides, and 30-Mile Challenge medals can be picked up at all three rest stops along the course.
If you opted-in for our free event t-shirt, you may pick it up at any of our three rest stops along the route. Please print your t-shirt voucher that was emailed to you at the time of registration.
GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION
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.
No. For the safety of all participants, only bikes will be allowed on DuSable Lake Shore Drive. (eBikes are allowed; please remember to fully charge your eBike)
We have a parking deal with Millennium Park Lakeside Garage. Learn more.
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.
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.”