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. 

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