Frank Lloyd Wright by Bike

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Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture this summer by bicycle

Pedal Oak ParkExperience the creativity of a master architect while enjoying a stimulating bike ride. On the guided bicycle tour, you’ll tour Chicago-area Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, where the legendary architect worked the first 20 years of his career and developed his signature Prairie style.

The Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour stops at 22 Wright-designed structures in the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District in Oak Park, Illinois, which boasts the highest concentration of Wright-designed structures in the world. The bicycle tour begins June 6 and runs through Sept. 28.

The two-hour, fact-filled bicycle tour starts at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 6 to Sept. 28, and begins and ends at Greenline Wheels, 105 S. Marion St., Oak Park, Ill. Guests may bring their own bicycles. If a bike is needed, Greenline Wheels will provide one at no additional cost. 

Admission to the Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour is $30 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at flwright.org; at the Home and Studio Museum Shop, 951 Chicago Ave.; or at Greenline Wheels. Or call 312.994.4000, ext. 9.

If the weather isn’t suitable, you could settle for the Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour, offered June 4 through Aug. 27. The bus tour features the best of Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago and Oak Park, Ill., starting inside The Rookery Light Court, which Wright remodeled in 1905, and moving to Wright’s masterpiece, Frederick C. Robie House. After a scenic drive along Chicago’s spectacular Lake Shore Drive, the bus will head to Oak Park for tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Unity Temple, plus a stroll past Wright-designed homes in Oak Park’s historic district.

The bus tour starts at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. every Wednesday, June 4 to Aug. 27 at The Rookery Building, 209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, 60604. Gourmet box lunch at the Robie House included.

Admission to the Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour is $125 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members and $150 for non-members. For information and tickets, visit flwright.org or call 312.994.4000, ext. 9. The tours are provided in conjunction with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that provides public tours and educational programs at major Wright-designed structures, including his Home and Studio (1889/1898), in Oak Park, Ill.; The Rookery Light Court (1905-07) in the Chicago Loop; Unity Temple (1905-08) in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10) in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood; and Emil Bach House (1915) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. For more information, visit flwright.org.

Photo: The Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour will stop at the Arthur B. Heurtley House (1902) in Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Photographer: Matt Soria

 
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