You will be provided with everything you need to access and enjoy Fifth Third Bike the Drive. All participants will be emailed print-at-home rider numbers, which includes a t-shirt voucher (unless declined) and other rider information that allows you to easily pass through checkpoints and enjoy snacks at our rest stops. In addition, you may pick up a printed Ride Guide with important event information.

New for 2022, we have implemented a mass text messaging platform at 5/3 Bike the Drive. Text BIKETHEDRIVE to 52886 to receive important info or emergency notices.

Fifth Third Bike the Drive Rider Materials Include:

  • Print-at-home Rider Number (eTicket)

  • Official Event T-Shirt (Day-of-event pick up only)

  • Ride Guide

  • Complimentary snacks along the course

man smiling riding through course

Rider Number

At the time of registration, you will be emailed your eTickets as a PDF attachment. You will need to print this PDF and follow the instructions below on how to affix your rider number to your bike. Rider numbers allow you to easily pass through checkpoints and enjoy snacks at our rest stops. Continue reading below for more information regarding t-shirt pick up, Ride Guides, and 30-Mile Challenge medals.

Official Event T-Shirt

T-Shirts must be picked up the day of the event. Your printable rider number includes a t-shirt voucher (unless declined). Snip off your t-shirt voucher and redeem it on the day of the event at any of our t-shirt pick-up locations at:

  • North Rest Stop
  • South Rest Stop
  • Festival grounds located at Butler Field in Grant Park (near the Monroe entrance so you don’t need to enter the festival if you’d prefer not to)

Ride Guide

Ride Guides can also be found at the North Rest Stop, South Rest Stop, and Central Rest Stop. Click the link below for a downloadable digital version of the Ride Guide.


30-Mile Challenge

If you added on a 30-Mile Challenge entry during registration, you can pick up your medal at the North Rest Stop, South Rest Stop, or at the 30-Mile Challenge tent at the post-ride festival in Butler Field.

Event Merchandise

Jerseys and tech tees must be purchased by July 11, 2022 in order to receive them before Fifth Third Bike the Drive. Orders will arrive to your home between August 26 and September 2. Tracking numbers will be emailed once your package ships. Orders placed after July 11 will arrive 6-8 weeks after the event. Click here for size chart.

Official Fifth Third Bike the Drive Merchandise can purchased here:

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 800-275-6953

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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

“I’ve ridden almost every year since the first one and it seems to get better every year.”

“One of the best events ever.”

“Absolutely great ride. Well organized. Kudos to everyone involved in planning.”

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