Hop on your bicycle, and explore our expansive grounds in a new and adventurous way all year-round (Daily, 7am - sunset).
Bike racks are available at the Visitor Center, Big Rock and Prairie Visitor Stations, Administration & Research Center, and at the Thornhill Education Center.
Our 2019 rental season starts on April 26 through October 27, with rentals on weekends through May 26th, and daily rentals from May 27th until Labor Day. We will also rent on Monday, October 14, 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.
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
Maximize your bicycling experience by reading our bicycling guidelines before you visit. learn more