The Kidlist Guide to Family Bike Rides: Trails, Bike Shops, and More!

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors via a bike ride with your family! Whether it’s a ride around the neighborhood, a trip to a nearby wooded trail, or a cool biking event right in your town, there are plenty of options for fun family biking locally. If you are on the lookout for new bikes, tandem bikes, bike seats or bike trailers, Kidlist has you covered with the best spots to shop. And don’t worry if some of your littlest bikers aren’t quite riding on their own yet. We have ideas for them as well! Grab your bike helmet and take a look.

Bike Shops, Trails, Events, and More in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Summer 2019 Local Bike Riding Events

Check out these great family-friendly events all centered around biking. From teaching young riders basic bike safety and rules of the road to family rides and bike parades, there’s all kinds of biking fun to be had!

Elmhurst Cycling Classic
July 26, 2019 | Family Bike Parade at 5:00 pm

Bike Fest (Wheaton)
August 10, 2019 | 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Naperville Rotary Ride
August 11, 2019 | May start at 6:30 am and no later than 10:00 am

The Wright Ride (Oak Park)
August 18, 2019 | 8:00 am 3:00 pm

Picturesque Places to Ride Bikes

Take advantage of some beautiful scenery as you ride along one of the following bike trails. Please be sure to follow proper bike safety and use each trail at your own discretion. Specific information on DuPage County Forest Preserve Bike Trails is here.

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Neighborhood Bike Shops

Your local bike shop has a wonderful assortment of bikes and gear! Talk to their experts to find out what your family needs for a smooth ride.

Bicycles Etc.
6460 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

Dan’s Bike Shop
6715 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL 60402

J & R Cycle
240 W. St. Charles Rd.
Villa Park, IL 60181

RTT Cycle Shop
5116-B Main St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Stemple’s Bike Shop
494 S Spring Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Terry’s Bicycles
9828 West 55th St.
Countryside, IL 60525

Trek
639 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

The Wheel Thing
417 N La Grange Rd.
La Grange Park, IL, 60526

Wheel and Sprocket
1118 Westgate Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

Bike Riding Classes for Kids

Did you know that REI offers How to Ride a Bike for Kids classes for children ages 5–11 at the Oak Brook and Northbrook locations? Click here for available dates. This helpful video from REI also walks you through how to help your child to ride a bike.

We’re loving all the outdoor fun for kids that makes summertime in Chicago so grand! Tag us in your adventures with #mykidlist.

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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