Fifth Third Bike the Drive – May 26, 2019

Bike the Drive

Fifth Third Bike the Drive is a recreational, non-competitive bicycle ride held in Chicago annually that closes all motor vehicle traffic along the Lakefront. This year, the event will take place on Sunday, May 26th.

The bike ride begins several hours before dawn to allow sunrise views of the Chicago skyline and of Lake Michigan. Cyclists can ride along Lake Shore Drive with no cars in sight for nearly five hours. The route extends approximately 30 miles, with riders beginning at Grant Park, going to the South and North extremes, and then returning to the starting point. Rest areas with refreshments and repair services are located at the north and south ends of the route, as well as the starting point.

People of all ages and cycling abilities are encouraged to come out and enjoy the ride. Following the event, there will be a free festival in Grant Park that includes music, food, cycling-related activities, vendors, and exhibits.

Reserve Parking for MB Bike the Drive


Park at Soldier Field’s North Garage for the event and pay only $13. You can reserve a parking space and pre-pay for your parking at this great $13 discounted rate (pre-paid parking is $13 plus an additional $3.00 service fee). Click here to reserve your space. Pre-paid parking allows access to the garage for 12 hours during the day.

You can purchase a same-day non-reserved parking space on the day of the event – May 27. The parking rate is $25 and it is good for 12 hours. Cash or credit card accepted at the garage.

The garage opens at 4:00 AM.

Fifth Third Bike the Drive 1-Park Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL May 27, 2019
Soldier Field North Garage 4-Parking Soldier Field, Chicago IL Bike the Drive Parking - $13 + $3 service fee
Click to reserve parking.