Bike Rides for Families

Learning to ride a bike is one of the great milestone’s in a child’s life. Whether it is a tricycle, balance bike or on two wheels, learning to ride with confidence is no small feat. Once your child learns to ride, taking a bike ride as a family can be another way to spend quality time outdoors together. Bike trailers, tandem bikes and bike seats are other options if your children are not quite ready to ride alone. Keep reading for some tips on learning to ride a bike as well as some areas to take an enjoyable ride together.

Bike Rides for Families

Bike Riding Instruction

REI offers How to Ride a Bike for Kids classes at the Vernon Hills and Northbrook locations. Click here for available dates. They also offer one-on-one instruction at their Oak Brook and Northbrook locations. Click here for upcoming availability.

Can’t make the class? Here’s a helpful video from REI on ways to help your child to ride a bike.

Local Bike Riding Events and Free Tune-ups

Bike Tune-Up Day (Wheaton)
April 27, 2019 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bike Rodeo (Glen Ellyn)
May 5, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bike Rodeo (West Chicago)
May 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bike Rodeo (Warrenville)
May 18, 2019 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bike Bloomingdale
June 2, 2019 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Places to Ride Bikes

The following locations all have trails, however we encourage you to follow proper bike safety and use each trail at your own discretion. Click here for specific information on DuPage County Forest Preserve Bike Trails.

Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462

Churchill Woods
900 W St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Wheaton, IL 60189

Fullersburg Woods
3609 Spring Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Green Valley
Naperville, IL 60565

Illinois Prairie Path
The Prairie Path spans approximately 61 miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties.

1717 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Morton Arboretum
Lisle, IL 60532

Springbrook Prairie
Book Road and 83rd Street
Naperville, IL 60564

Waterfall Glen
Lemont, IL 60439

York Woods
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Local Bike Shops

Stop in to these local bike shops for a great selection of bikes and gear.  Experts are there to help you determine exactly what you will need for a smooth ride.

Bicycles Etc.
6460 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Performance Bicycle
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

639 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

The Wheel Thing
15 S. LaGrange Road
La Grange, IL 60525

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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