HOURS

October - May
Closed for the Season 

Two Locations in Foster Beach
Bike Kiosk near the parking lot
and the Beach House* 

Summer - Bike Kiosk
May 10th - Labor Day**
Open 7 Days a Week
10 am - Sunset

Summer - Beach House
May 17th - Labor Day**
Open 7 Days a Week
10 am - Sunset

(**Weather Permitting)

*Kayaks Available at the Beach House 

Fall - Beach House
Labor 
Day - May
Closed for the Season

Fall - Bike Kiosk
Labor Day - 
September 28th**
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
11 am - Sunset  

WHAT WE RENT

Surrey

Hourly: $25

Double Surrey

Hourly: $35

Deuce Coupe

Hourly: $25

Chopper

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

Tag-a-long

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

Kayak

Hourly: $15
Half Day: $30
Full Day: $40

Double Kayak

Hourly: $25
Half Day: $50
Full Day: $60
     

Volleyball Set 

Hourly:     $12
Half Day:  $20
Full Day:   $32 


 

Chicago - Foster Beach

5200 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-5020 site
(701) 367-7704 cell
  


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.

 

   

Welcome

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.

Those opting for water bound adventures can hop aboard kayaks and traverse the scenic waterways out on the Great Lake Michigan. Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water. Dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Prepare to be out in the sun; sunglasses, sun block and a hat that won’t blow off.  A water bottle is also recommended for longer excursions.  

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?

Bike-share programs (those rental bike stations) are intended to reduce traffic and the carbon footprint of large cities by providing locals with one-way rides to a destination point, usually their job. Traditional bike rentals (like Wheel Fun Rentals) serve the leisure and recreational riders and families that want to explore the city and take in the local sights.  Recreation rentals are focused around fun, family, great customer service, and are a better buy, we'll tell you why . . .
 

 

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

Cost
Wheel Fun Rentals has straightforward low pricing with no hidden fees - standard bikes start at $10 an hour, $25 for a half day, and $35 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 New York City for example, a day membership with a local Bike-Share 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. A one hour rental is $14, a two hour rental jumps to $35, and they continue to charge you $12 for every 30 minutes thereafter. So a 3 hour rental is $59, and a six hour rental is $131! 

Families, Age Requirements, & Helmets
Bike-Share systems typically restrict use to those 16 or 18 years of age or older. Therefore families 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 to keep kids and adults both legal and safe. 

Equipment and Variety
Bike-share systems only provide one size bike; they are twice as heavy as a typical bike, plus they only have one gear. Wheel Fun Rentals has a plethora of bikes that fit all different shapes, sizes, and age groups. Choose from 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 commuter 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.  

Extras
Wheel Fun Rentals provides maps, 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 no way to lock the bike up if you want to shop, walk around, or stop for lunch. 

Overview
All in all, riders looking for a quick trip over flat terrain might prefer to rent from a bike-share system. But riders looking for a more recreational experience to enjoy with their friends, family or loved one will be much more satisfied with bike rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals. With a variety of bikes to choose from, safety equipment, a well maintained fleet, bike tours, and excellent customer service, riders are free to explore and discover the city safely and enjoyably at an affordable price. 



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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 bike or 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 (773) 561-5044 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. 

 
    
  

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