October - Mid May
Closed for the Season
Come visit us May 2016! 
Mid May - Labor Day*
Open 7 Days a Week
10 am - Sunset 
Labor Day - September*
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
11 am - Sunset 
(*Weather Permitting)  
Nearby Locations:
Chicago - North Avenue Beach



Hourly: $25

Double Surrey

Hourly: $35

Deuce Coupe

Hourly: $25


Hourly: $13

Quad Sport

Hourly: $13

Cruiser Bike

Hourly: $10
Half Day: $25
Full Day: $35

Mountain Bike

Hourly: $10
Half Day: $25
Full Day: $35

Kids Bike

Hourly: $6
Half Day: $15
Full Day: $25

Kids Trailer

Hourly: $6
Half Day: $10
Full Day: $15


Hourly: $6
Half Day: $10
Full Day: $15


Chicago - Foster Beach

5200 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 451-6553

50% Off a Year of Fun!

Can't get enough of us? Purchase an Annual Pass today - and save 50% for an entire year! The card pays for itself in one visit.  For just $10, plus your full priced rental fee, you become an Annual Pass member which gives you 50% off all future rentals for one year. Plus, we'll throw in an extra half an hour onto your rental the day you become a member. 


How Do I Purchase 
My Annual Pass?

It's easy. When you get to the rental kiosk, ask a Wheel Fun Rentals employee for an Annual Pass. They can easily process your rental at the same time. When you become an Annual Pass holder, you'll get an extra half hour added to your rental the day you join, and 50% off all your rentals thereafter for a year.


Where Can I Use 
My Annual Pass?

You can use your Annual Pass at more than 60 locations across the country! Just present your pass to any participating location for an automatic 50% off any one human powered vehicle. 

These Locations Accept Annual Passes >


 Terms & Conditions 
  •  Get 50% off rentals for one (1) year from date of purchase*
  • *Valid for 50% off a one (1) hour rental on any one (1) product or 50% off one (1) Wheel Fun Bike Tour (at participating locations) 
  • 50% discount is not valid on pass purchase day.
  • Limit 1 card holder discount per day.
  • Cannot be used on Easter, Memorial, Labor Day, or 4th of July weekends (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
  • No cash value. Not valid with any other offer.
  • Non-transferable - Party whose name is on the card must be present for the rental. (Photo ID required.)
  •  By using the Annual Pass card, the card holder agrees to  all terms under which it was issued.




Wheel Fun Rentals puts Foster Beach explorers in motion with a plethora of vessels for traversing land and sea. Intrepid adventurers can rent a range of vehicles, including Surreys or tandem bicycles. Feel like a kid again as you achieve low-to-the-ground glory with a Chopper, Quad Sport, or Deuce Coupe.Once you've selected your rental roadster, you can gallivant around the park, pedal to the beach, or cruise to the concession stand.

You'll even have the opportunity to break a sweat with an impromptu game of beach volleyball!   

Whether you are a local or visiting for the first time, don't miss this unique way to explore Foster Beach! 


About the Area

Foster Beach is located at 5200 N. Lake Shore Drive (at Foster Avenue and Lake Michigan).

Getting Here:
Public Transit
Boasting a white sand, lakefront beach, green picnic areas, and paved bike trails, you can't afford to miss this beach. Amenities include a beach house with food concessions, boat rentals, and restrooms. Bike rentals are available at the main parking lot. A popular dog beach is also located at northeast end of Foster Beach so don’t forget to bring your furry friends.

With so much to explore, what better way to see it all than on a bike or boat!? If you have a free hour or two, come ride one of our vehicles and head out to explore the area.




What's the Difference Between Bike-Share and Bike Rentals?

Bicycle stations are becoming more popular for commuters. Chicago's Divvy Bike Share, offers cycles intended for adult riders looking for a quick one way bike rental over flat terrain. Wheel Fun Rentals caters to all ages looking for fun and affordable bicycle rentals to enjoy with friends, family or loved ones. Better than a bike drop, we’re Chicago's best stocked bike station - full of a variety of bikes to choose from. A step beyond Divvy kiosks, we provide safety equipment, a well maintained fleet, bike tours, and excellent customer service! Visit Wheel Fun Rentals, where riders are encouraged to leisurely explore and discover the city at their own pace! Learn more about why we’re different…

-Usually Less Expensive     - Accommodates Kids & Families    - Greater Safety    
- Size and Fit Options     - Easier to Pedal     - Maps, Locks, Helmets and More!

Wheel Fun Rentals has straightforward low pricing with no hidden fees - standard bikes start at $12 an hour, $26 for a half day, and $32 for a full day. It's important to read the fine print: Bike-Share pricing is typically low for the first hour or less, but then increase significantly after that. They are designed for short trips so they penalize you for taking the bike for longer periods of time. Take Chicago's bike share for example, a day membership with Divvy, is $9.95 and you get the first 30 minutes for free, but go over the time by one minute and they start charging you. Your ride may start out cheaply; but their prices gain speed quickly! A one hour rental is $11.95, a two hour rental jumps to $25.95, and then continue to charge you $8 for every 30 minutes thereafter. So a 3 hour rental is $41.95, a six hour rental is $89.95, and their full day rate is $121.95!

Families, Age Requirements, & Helmets
As these systems are geared toward commuters, Indiana Pacer Bike Share restricts use to those 18 years of age or older, and limit the number of bikes you can unlock at once. Therefore families or large groups cannot ride together. And helmets are not available with a bike share system. Wheel Fun Rentals caters to children of all ages (with guardian supervision) and provides a variety of helmet sizes with a professional helmet fitting to keep kids and adults both legal and safe

Equipment and Variet
Bike share stations only provide one size bike; they are twice as heavy as a typical bike, plus they only have limited gears. Wheel Fun Rentals has a plethora of bikes that fit all different shapes, sizes, abilities, and age groups. Choose from a full selection of cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, kids bikes, and family bikes like our Surrey.  We have what you are looking for! And we’ll assure you get the right size; adjusted to you for greater comfort, optimal pedaling efficiency, and maximum safety.

Customer Service & Maintenance
Bike share docking stations, although open 24 hours, are all unmanned. Bikes in these systems do not get looked at between every customer and at times are not well maintained. Plus, docking stations have a tendency to fill up or be completely empty during peak commuting hours.  Wheel Fun Rentals' kiosks are always staffed and our friendly and knowledgeable employees can assist you in picking out the right bike and becoming familiar with it, adjusting items like seat height, check tire pressure, fit you for a helmet, give you verbal directions, and so much more. Our fleet is well maintained as it's looked over by a certified mechanic regularly, and inspected for safety before every customer goes out.  Wheel Fun Rentals has a large fleet size to avoid any equipment shortages - there is always something to pedal at our locations.  

Wheel Fun Rentals provides maps, rugged bike locks, helmets, bike bags & baskets (a place for you to put your stuff), self guided tours, and other items to make your journey safe and enjoyable. Try exploring the city with a bike-share bike: you'll receive no helmet, no map to show you where to go, and many bike share systems have no way to lock the bike up if you want to shop, walk around, or stop for lunch. 

Bring Your Group!

Whether you're planning a structured team building exercise, looking for a class field-trip, or a planning a family outing, Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect place for your next group event! Gather your group and explore the area by boat or try a scavenger hunt - teams can compete on a course, solving riddles and trying to be the first to coast across the finish line. Be sure to ask about our group rates. Call us today to help plan your upcoming event!



What are the most
popular group activities?

Our two most popular activities are  Free For Alls and Surrey Scavenger Hunts. Free For Alls are perfect for groups who want to try a little bit of everything - groups can ride any bike or boat in our fleet or try them all! And our Surrey Scavenger Hunts are perfect for groups looking for a challenge!  We set you up in teams and send you off in a Surrey with a list of riddles, clues, and questions to be solved. First group to complete the scavenger hunt WINS! 


I am interested,
what do I do next

We have a group event specialist ready and waiting for your call. Just call (701) 561-5020 and let us know how many people in your group, what date(s) you are thinking of, and we can help you create a custom event that everyone will love! Give us a call!

"Wheel Fun Rentals was a breeze to work with. It was a great price and we consistently get fantastic feedback on our team building event."
~ Event Coordinator, Microsoft 




The Wheel Deal Coupon

Enjoy this coupon valid at Foster Beach.
Just print this page and present to your rental clerk at time of purchase. 



Bring Your Nonprofit Group!

Every Wednesday between July 15th and August 26th, Wheel Fun Rentals encourages non-profit groups in the Chicago area to enjoy our products at NO COST! 

For two hours, your group can enjoy the outdoors on a variety of wheeled vehicles.  Explore parks, trails, and shoreline on a Surrey, have a relay race in a Deuce Coupe.  The possibilities are endless!  We can accommodate two groups every Wednesday, with up to 20 participants in each group! 

This program is 100% free to any nonprofit organization! 

Email us today to reserve your spot!

View the brochure!>


  At three great locations! 

Foster Beach  
2500 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60640  
(773) 451-6553

North Avenue Beach 
1600 N. Lake Shore Drive 
Chicago, IL. 60613
(773) 458-0998

305 East Riverwalk
Chicago. IL 60611
(773) 458-0868 


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