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.
- Bemis Woods in Western Springs
- Churchill Woods in Glen Ellyn
- Danada in Wheaton
- Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook
- Greene Valley in Naperville
- Illinois Prairie Path: The Prairie Path spans approximately 61 miles in Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties.
- Mayslake in Oak Brook
- Morton Arboretum in Lisle
- Springbrook Prairie in Naperville
- Twenty-Sixth St. Woods in La Grange Park
- Waterfall Glen in Darien
- York Woods in Oak Brook
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.
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
9828 West 55th St.
Countryside, IL 60525
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.