It's OK – be L.A.T.E.! Explore Chicago All Night Long

Here’s a unique way to experience Chicago – ride your bike in the middle of the night with a few thousand of your closest friends! The L.A.T.E. Ride returns this August to help you explore the city with a 25-mile ride that takes you through neighborhoods and downtown Chicago.

The night starts at 10:30pm with a pre-ride festival with live music in Grant Park (Columbus and Balbo). Your ride begins around 1:30am and you’ll return in time to see the sunrise over Lake Michigan. Have some breakfast and stretch your weary muscles with a Lisa from Gratitude Yoga. 

We’ve partnered with the L.A.T.E. Ride with Friends of the Parks to share this unique experience. Use code THELOCALTOURIST to save $5 off your registration, and be sure to come say hello at our booth at the pre-ride festival!

The Route
25-mile route through Chicago starts and ends at beautiful Buckingham Fountain
  • Cycle past downtown skyscrapers
  • Explore cool Chicago neighborhoods
  • Enjoy a rest stop with refreshments and high-energy music to keep you pumped up
  • Experience the lakefront path under the stars
  • View the sunrise over Lake Michigan
The People
The L.A.T.E. Ride welcomes everyone at every fitness level
  • About 50% male and 50% female
  • 50% of riders come from Chicago suburbs, 30% from the City of Chicago, 20% from everywhere else!
  • People have come from many states across the U.S., and even from other countries – The L.A.T.E. Ride is an awesome way to experience Chicago’s neighborhoods and lakefront whether you live locally or are visiting from the suburbs or out-of-town
Event Schedule

10:30pm until 1:15am
Pre-Ride Festival at Buckingham Fountain – come see me at our booth!

  • Live Music
  • On-Site Registration and Packet Pick-Up
  • Lots of vendors
  • Contest and prizes for Best Lit Bike, Best Decorated Helmet and Craziest Pajamas
  • Awesome people-watching
1:30am until Sunrise
Ride begins from Buckingham Fountain starting at 1:30am
  • Enjoy the 25-mile route
  • Rest stop at Humboldt Park Boat House
  • Breakfast back at Buckingham Fountain finish area
  • Enjoy a morning yoga / stretch session with Gratitude Yoga at 4:30am, 5:00am and 5:30am.
  • Watch the sun starting to rise over the lakefront about 5:45am!!
Save $5.00 when registering online with discount code TheLocalTourist! Register today
L.A.T.E. Ride - Save $5 with THELOCALTOURIST






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