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 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.
Our rental season is usually from April through mid-October and includes a variety of bikes, carts, and even wagons. Rentals are weather-permitting so we strongly suggest calling for hours before heading out to the Arboretum. Please call 630-968-0074 for more information and to confirm dates for the 2016 rental season.
Vehicle-free biking is on selected days from May 6 through September 4, 2016. 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 May 14, August 6, August 7, August 27 and August 28. 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
Maximize your bicycling experience by reading our bicycling guidelines before you visit. learn more