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.

Fifth Third Bike the Drive Rider Materials Include:

  • Print-at-home Rider Number (eTicket)

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

  • 2021 Ride Guide

  • Complimentary snacks along the course

man smiling riding through course

Rider Number

New this year, we are limiting person-to-person contact with print-at-home rider numbers. 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.

If you plan to start riding at 5:30am, please bring bike lights as sun rise is not until 6:21am.

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 which can be accessed 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)

2021 Ride Guide

Ride Guides can also be found at the North Rest Stop, South Rest Stop and Central Rest Stop. Or, view the digital version here. Stay tuned to this page for a downloadable digital version of the Ride Guide (coming soon).

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

All Jersey orders placed after July 20th will ship 6 weeks after the event.
All tech tee orders placed after July 29th will ship 6 weeks after the event.

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.”

Event Info