Let’s Get Gangsta (on a Bike Tour)

Bobby’s Bike Hike in Chicago has a half-dozen fun, themed tours.  But one stands out…the Southside Gangster Bike Tour.

I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t want to roll the mean streets of Chi-town’s Southside?  OK, maybe it’s changed from my family’s past, but it’s still got it going on even though today’s gangstas are likely a far cry from the gangsters of the ’20s.

Tours start up for summer in a couple of weeks, so don’t wait.  Here’s the full description:

Chicago’s seedier side will be unveiled on this ride through the Southside’s most notorious areas, including the old Bridgeport neighborhood.  Learn about the history of the Chicago Outfit as we roll by famous mob hangouts and homes, Chicago’s old red-light district, and Al Capone’s old stomping grounds.  This tour will explain the history of the outfit and how it has transformed over the years into what it is today. Plus, we’ll sample some of Chicago’s finest Italian Beef.  Highlights include: Bridgeport, Chinatown, hidden Palmisano Park, old Italian Outfit hangouts, The old Levee District (Chicago’s Red Light district), The McCormick Place, Prairie Ave District, Museum Campus and the Lakefront.