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“Segway in Springtime”
Review of Bike and Roll

Bike and Roll
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Amazing Lakefront Segway in Chicago
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Chicago Lincoln Park Bike Adventure
Ranked #12 of 100 Outdoor Activities in Chicago
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bike and Roll Chicago offers fun, easy, and safe bike rentals and tours as well as Segway tours. In addition, Bike and Roll Chicago has a large Bike Station with showers, lockers, mechanic service, and climate-controlled bike parking.
Hong Kong
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Segway in Springtime”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We took a lakefront segway tour on a sunny day and had a great time getting to know the city, the architecture and all the crazy facts in between. It started with half an hour of instructions and how-to's and because we were a small group (8-10, is that considered a small group?) we were also instructed individually. The segway takes a few minutes of getting used to but in the end it is really enjoyable.

We started by the river-walk (learned a lot about the architecture) and worked our way to the lakefront from where we made our way to the Field Museum. From that point, we were able to get pictures of Chicago's amazing cityscape. We had our lunch break there too, sampling the famous Chicago chardog from a cart.

Other spots we passed were the Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Our guide (I think his name was AJ) made the tour interesting with his good knowledge of Chicago history and funny comments about Chicago life (like buying retarded ducks for the Windy City Duck Race. He didn't mention that rubber ducks were used so you can imagine the horror in my face when he said that all of his ducks would just sink.)

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Nicole M
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Laurel, MD
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“Bike tour of the second city”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have relatives in Chicago, but my famly has not done most of the touristy things in Chicago. So I took the Bicycle tour in the evening with my thirteen year old son. We had a wonderful time around the city. The bikes were very comfortable and the tour guide was very helpful with the bikes for those with issues. He also knew the city very well, and gave a thorough tour, although slanted very heavily with his own left wing political slant. Luckily, there were no hard core right wingers who took offense at his comments. In fact, my two biggest issues were the tour guide's political rantings, and the size of the tour group. Unfortunately, with the size of the group, there were several riders who were either new to bikes, or out of shape, and slowed the speed of the group. Overall, the tour was a wonderful way to see the city and I would recommend this tour as a good way to see more of Chicago.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank jlee621
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Bike and Roll Good Fun”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Purchased this as a group on and went on the tour from Millenium Park. We were told a different time and made to wait half an hour. In order to make up for that, they have us our bikes early and allowed us to head down to Navy Pier (with directions). There we met up with the tour. We had a great tour of Chicago ( I live here and teach history and even I learned a few things!). The guides were enthusiatic and helpful. They made the histories interesting and funny, and were readily available to take pictures. They were also very patient with people who needed help. Overall, a nice experience. Would recommend for both locals and tourists.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank grkgal26
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11 attraction reviews
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“Great Experience and way to see the city Hats off to Captain Dave”
Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

This is the second time I have taken a Segway tour and while it was cold it was a lot of fun . Good instructions before, great sites to see and Captain Dave was instructional and was a lot of fun . To go from Millenium Park to Soldier Field and see all the sights in between in a little over two hours was great . Highly recommend to everyone including long time Chicagoan's

1 Thank Jackie289
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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“Add to the Bucket List”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

You will want to go on for a longer tour as the experience is exhilarating. Vincent is an awesome Segway guide and the team at Randolph is as good as they come. They combine enthusiasm and customer service for a really great Windy City Excursion. The initial training on the Segway is outstanding to ease into this neat mode of treking what this fantastic city has to offer. After the Segway tour, take advantage of their high tech, quality bikes to tour parts of the city only locals know of. The team here will point you in the direction of a great biking experience. Great bang for the buck in this pretty expensive city.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Jake S
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