Biking

Family biking on road surrounded by trees

Hop on your bicycle, and explore our expansive grounds in a new and adventurous way all year-round (Daily, 7am - sunset).  

 

Bike Racks

Bike racks are available at the Visitor Center, Big Rock and Prairie Visitor Stations, Administration & Research Center, and at the Thornhill Education Center.

 

Bike Rentals   

Our rental season is from late April through mid-October, with daily rentals until Labor Day and weekends only thereafter.  We will also rent on Monday, October 8, which is Columbus Day. Our fleet includes a variety of bikes, carts, and even wagons.  Rentals are weather-permitting. We strongly suggest calling our office at 630-968-0074 before you head out to the Arboretum to see if rentals are being offered that day. 

BIke rentals are closed for the 2018 season. Learn More 
 

Vehicle-Free Roads

During vehicle-free biking hours, no cars will be allowed on the East Side roads. This allows our walkers, runners, and cyclists some car-free time at the Arboretum. Learn more

 

Bicycling Guidelines 

Maximize your bicycling experience by reading our bicycling guidelines before you visit. learn more