VISIT & explore


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   

A variety of bikes, carts, and even wagons are also available for rent beginning in April through mid- October each year. Please call 630-968-0074 for more information on the rental season  and seasonal rental offerings. Rentals are weather permitting so we strongly suggest calling for hours before heading out to the Arboretum. This has concluded for the year.

Vehicle-Free Roads

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

May - early September [This has concluded for the year]
5:30 p.m.-Sunset, Fridays
7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays


Bicycling Guidelines 

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