Millennium Park Gains Bike Rentals, Guided Tours Thanks to Recently Launched Mobility Center HUB312
After opening with a range of membership options including secure storage, lockers, showers and repair
services in August, HUB312 expands services and announces a November BOGO promotion
CHICAGO, IL, October 28, 2021 – One of the most illustrious and expansive greenspaces in Chicago now has so much more to offer.
HUB312, Chicago’s active transportation hub located steps from the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, announced today the launch of its bike rental services, as well as cycle and walking tours (including winter walking tours!). Amid surging demands for bicycles, Chicagoans have a new option to cruise downtown, explore the city’s many bike-accessible attractions, or tour the area with one of HUB312’s experienced cyclists boasting a collective 30+ years on the road.
“The number of Chicagoans biking to work has nearly doubled in the last decade,” said Phil LeDonne, General Manager of HUB312. “We’re excited to not only offer best-in-class secure storage for those commuters—but also rentals and tours for those looking to embrace active transportation in and around beautiful downtown Chicago.” HUB312 has a fleet of 114 rental bikes, including 100 adult bikes, 14 kid bikes as well as 2 child bike trailers. Families and individuals can rent bikes by the hour by booking online or visiting HUB312 in the northeast corner of Millennium Park. For anyone who would like a guided tour of Chicago from a seasoned cyclist, HUB312’s veteran bikers will take you on a tour of favorite Chicago locations including the Lakefront Trail, Northerly Island, and the Museum Campus. This winter there will also be walking tours available to explore the winter wonderland surrounding the Millennium Park area. HUB312 is also offering a Fall Back Spring Forward promotion. Any rental during the month of November earns a Spring credit for a free rental in March. The free rental is for the same type of bike and length of the rental. One offer per person.
“We’re excited to keep Chicago moving,” said LeDonne. “There’s clearly a large appetite for alternative transportation methods and healthier lifestyles in Chicago and HUB312 is ready to support Chicagoans' aspirations. Whether you want a secure spot to store your bike and shower before going into the office or to explore the city on two-wheels, HUB312 is here to support you.” HUB312 is operated by Shift Transit, which operates extensive bike sharing programs in cities like Detroit, Toronto, Chattanooga, and more, as well as experience operating other micromobility programs, such as scooter sharing. In 2020, Shift Transit facilitated more than 3.5 million trips across various mobility programs. With more Chicagoans’ seeking active commutes and new ways to travel
around the city, and a high demand for bicycles, HUB312 hopes to alleviate the demand issues to provide Chicagoans with another solution.
“We are beyond excited to launch bike rentals and guided tours at HUB312,” said Shift Transit CEO Eddie Inlow. “Whether you’re a local active commuter freshening up before heading into the office, or a curious explorer from out of town looking to see the sights—our facility and staff in gorgeous Millennium Park will make sure to get you where you want to go.”
Bike rentals and tours are two new services offered by HUB312, Chicago’s active transportation hub. HUB312 offers four membership rates, Annual Pass ($250), Monthly Pass ($50), Day Pass ($15), and Equity Pass ($5 per month), with each membership offering access to HUB312’s full amenities, including clean showers with complementary shampoo, soap, and towel services, onsite retail and bike repair shop, secure indoor bike parking, locker room, and stand-up steamer. Memberships can be purchased onsite at HUB312 or online at hub312.com.
HUB312 is your mobility hub in the heart of Chicago in Millennium Park, connecting people to live an eco-friendly, healthy and active lifestyle.
HUB312 offers bike rentals, guided tours and on-site bike shop service as well as memberships with access to secure bike parking, lockers and shower services.
239 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Mon – Thur: 10am – 6pm
Fri – Sun: 9am – 7pm
*Members can access the facility outside these hours, but any sales, repairs, and rentals will not be available.
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