Today is one of the best cycling days in Chicago. Bike the Drive is amazing. Lakeshore Drive transforms from 8 lanes of loud, noisy, car traffic into 15 miles of slow rolling peace and quiet. The lack of noise is easily the biggest change. This morning will be one of the only times you can ride a decent amount of miles in the city without ever having to stop or compete with cars.
You have to experience it in person to understand how transformative it is to enjoy the best views in Chicago by bike.