Bike the Drive riders headed out from Grant Park with Lake Michigan barely visible to the east. Lake Shore Drive was closed to car traffic for four hours, which gave some of the cyclists enough time to navigate the entire course from Bryn Mawr on the north end to 57th Street on the south end.
"I've always wanted to do it. I figured once I hit 30, it's time to start taking advantage of these fun activities that we have here in Chicago," said bicyclist Meghan Haynes.
"This is great chance to do something you don't normally get to do, actually bike on Lake Shore Drive," said bicyclist Dan Koroski.
Ethan Spotts with Active Transportation spoke with ABC7 during the event Sunday.
MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive
Start: Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive
5:30 a.m.: Lake Shore Drive opens for ride participants
9 a.m.: Deadline for starting
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.: Participants must leave Lake Shore Drive and move to the Lakefront Trail
9:45 a.m.: All bicyclists must be off Lake Shore Drive