In addition to the many walking tours that take place during the summer months, there will be at least a couple of tours that will offer an up close look at some of the area's most important architectural works by bike. Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright will want to pump up their tires and lube their chains and prepare to head over to Oak Park as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will be offering a tour called Pedal Oak Park. The tour will take visitors to 21 buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright over a two hour period. The tours will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting June 3.
For those who want to check out something on the South Side, cyclist Tom Limon will be leading a bike ride from downtown to the Pullman Historic District on Sunday, June 5th. The group will convene at Daley Plaza at 8 a.m. and then will head south towards the South Shore Cultural Center for a quick break and then will continue on towards Pullman where the Historic Pullman Foundation will lead a tour. The group is offering three different options to meet all skill levels. Those willing and able to ride 40 miles will ride the entire distance to Pullman and then back downtown by bike. Another option is hop on the 10:30 a.m. Metra Electric Line train with your bike and then ride back downtown in the afternoon with the group. And the third option is to take the Metra Electric both to and from the Pullman District—but be sure to bring your bike to ride through Pullman.
- Pedal Oak Park [Frank Lloyd Wright Trust]
- Cycling Adventure to Pullman Factory Tours [Facebook]