A young person and an adult biking while the background landscape is blurry
Bike nine miles of paved roads that wind through our magnificent tree collections.

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, Thornhill Education Center, and near the Gatehouses at the main entrance.


Bike Rentals   

Our rental season is daily from April 28, 2017 through September 4th, 2017, and weekends from September 9th, 2017 through October 29, 2017, and includes a variety of bikes, carts, and even wagons.  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. 

Sorry, we're not able to report on the availability of specific bike models or sizes by phone. Learn More 

Vehicle-Free Roads

Vehicle-free biking is on selected days from May 7 through August 13, 2017. This includes most Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to sunset and most Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Excluded dates are August 5 and 6. No cars will be allowed on the East Side during these times to allow 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


Bicycle Event

Join us for the upcoming Bikes, Branches, and Bites event on July 15 from 4:30 p.m. to sunset. Learn More