Bobby's Bike Hike
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- Bobby's Bike HikeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 13, 2013
**AWESOME SOUTHSIDE GANGSTER TOUR**
A few people realized that I practice law because I wanted to be Tom Hagen from The Godfather.
So I have always been fascinated with mafia and the "underworld".
This tour satisfied that fascination.
Bicycle, helmet, and guide explaining the history of the outfit and how it has transformed over the years into what it is today.
Chicago's seedier side was unveiled on this ride through the Southside's most notorious areas, including the old Bridgeport neighborhood. We learned about the history of the Chicago Outfit as we rolled by famous mob hangouts and homes, Chicago's old red-light district, and Al Capone's old stomping grounds.
Bridgeport, Chinatown, hidden Palmisano Park, old Italian Outfit hangouts (where we waved and said hello to the Italian men sitting out front), The old Levee District (Chicago's Red Light district), The McCormick Place, Prairie Ave District, Museum Campus and the Lakefront.
Our tour guide, George, was terrific. Nice stops, directions, and explanations. We also had a nice pizza and Italian ice break along the way.
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- Bobby's Bike HikeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Apr 04, 2013
Riding a bike through the city is definitely one of the best ways to see it. If you are new to the city, entertaining visitors or just don't want to think too hard, having a guide tell you where to go might be just the thing. Friendly service and healthy entertainment makes this one of my favorite things to do in Chicago.
Tours include the Lakefront Neighborhoods Tour which was voted Best Chicago Tour seven years in a row, the City Lights at Night Tour, which is a healthy way to explore Chicago at night, Bobby's 'Tike' Hike for families with younger riders, and the Bikes, Bites, & Brews Tour, which is a food sampling tour. If you want to learn about Chicago's seedier past, check out the Southside Chicago Mafia Tour. Or for a longer, more advanced ride check out the Tour de Chicago. There are also year-round walking and food tours, including the Chicago Favorites Food Tour, Public Art & Architecture Tour, and the Holiday Hike - Season Sampling Tour. All walking tours make use of Chicago's elaborately unique indoor pedway system in inclement weather.