Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour

My first Segway Tour ride didn’t culminate without a hard fall. I got nervous when we were passing on a narrow pathway and I didn’t turn the handle at the right time in a little curve that goes a little uphill. I hit the concrete rectangular flower bed pot and I fell flat on my butt. Not fabulous. LOL… That narrow pathway wasn’t the  normal tour route.  We had to make a detour because part of the original route was closed due to some cancer marathon on the lakeshore.

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Chicago Segway Tour Bike and Roll Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour

Jack, our tour guide / Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour.

Our cute (really cute) tour guide quickly came to my rescue like I was a damsel in distress and he was the knight in a shining armour. LOL…. (Hello, Jack!) He asked if I was fine and if I needed something. Of course, I wasn’t really that fine but I didn’t need anything. I felt my butt was deflated like a flat Segway tire! Hehehehe…. But, I was ok. I just needed a moment to ease the butt pain.

Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour Bike and Roll

Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour.

Bike and Roll Segway and Architecture Tour should be your choice if you want to see Chicago’s lakefront scenic panorama and learn interesting facts about the Chicago’s river system and the imposing, magnificent skyscrapers the city is famous for. You’d fall flat on your butt, too, if you get distracted by these feat of human labor. Wait until your guide tells you to stop. He knows exactly the perfect spot for that perfect postcard photo you’ve seen, dying and dreaming about the Windy City.

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Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour

The tour started on time. The first 15-20 minutes was devoted to teaching everyone how to ride the Segway, especially if it’s your first time. Even if you tried it before, the guide would still let you practice it a couple of minutes for safety reasons.

The Soldier's Field Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour

The Soldier’s Field / Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour.

The first stop was at the riverwalk path near the navy pier. Jack told us about Chicago’s river system and how the city planned to make it as what it is today. The second stop was right in front of the Buckingham Fountain where the city’s skyscrapers serve as a stunning backdrop. The Planetarium was the next stop where the sweeping view of the Windy City and Michigan Lake was breathtaking in such a beautiful, sunny day! Then, we moved on to the southern part for a respite by the beach–and where used to be a small downtown airport but now being closed for the ongoing construction of a new development. From there, we segwayed our way to the Soldier’s Field, proud home of NFL’s Chicago Bears. After posing for some shots and hearing fun facts about the field, we went across the street and stopped at the terrace / platform below the Shedd Aquarium, our last stop. It showed us a different angle of looking at the city’s skyline. When we were all done admiring the scenic view, we were on our way back to where we started by taking the lakeview route.

View from the Planetarium / Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour

View from the Planetarium / Chicago Segway and Architecture Tour.

It was an amazing two and a half Segway ride! It saved me so much time than doing a separate architecture tour that involves walking from one building to another. This Segway and Architecture Tour is your best bet especially if you’re in the city in a such a short period of time. And, of course, if you want to experience riding on a green-friendly mode of transport: the Segway!

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