Divvy is Chicago’s, bike rental service. Using this service, Chicago’s golfers can travel to four, Chicago Park District golf courses (These are Robert A. Black Golf Course, Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, Jackson Park Golf Course and South Shore Golf Course.) during the same 24-hour period.
The Divvy bikes have a small space near the handlebars to hold items, but this space is much too small to hold golf bags. Although this space will hold one or two golf clubs, the clubs’ will extend beyond the handlebars’ length and create hazards when moving through traffic or alongside pedestrians. Therefore, any such golfers using this service would need to rent golf clubs at golf courses or have their clubs and bags already there.
After playing nine holes at Robert A. Black Golf Course, golfers can rent a bike at the Warren Park East Station. By traveling southeast on N. Ridge Avenue to West Bryn Mawr Avenue, and then east to Lakefront Trail and Bryn Mawr Avenue, golfers can usually get to this station before their 30 minutes elapses. (This is approximately 2.5 miles.)
After renewing their rentals at the Lakefront Trail and Bryn Mawr Station, golfers can pedal south to Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course at 3600 N. Recreation Drive. However, before getting to the Marovitz Golf Course, golfers will most likely need to return their cycle rentals at the Pine Grove Avenue and Irving Park Road Station. (This is about two miles.)
After playing nine holes at Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, golfers can then rent a bicycle at the Pine Grove Avenue and Waveland Avenue Station, or at the Broadway and Waveland Avenue Station. They should then travel south along Lakefront Trail to ward Jackson Park Golf Course. (They will pass Belmont Harbor.)
Within 30 minutes time, there is a station at Theater on the Lake, West Fullerton Parkway and Lakefront Trail, and after that Lake Shore Drive and West North Boulevard. (The Lakefront Trail is the quickest route, and the one that avoids most motorized traffic. However, if wind is blowing in bicyclists’ faces, the going will be more difficult.)
Going south, most bicyclists should be able to reach the Michigan Avenue and Oak Street Station within 30 minutes, and then the Streeter Drive and Illinois Street Station or the DuSable Harbor Station within 30 minutes. (From Michigan Avenue and Oak Street to the DuSable Harbor Station it is 1 mile. Bicyclists will pass Navy Pier.)
After renewing their rentals at the DuSable Station or Streeter Drive and Illinois Street Station, most golfers should continue along Lakefront trail to the Museum Campus Station. This route passes Monroe Harbor and Buckingham Fountain. From the DuSable Station to the Museum Campus it is approximately 1.75 miles.
Along Lakefront Drive from the Museum Campus Station to the Fort Dearborn and 31st Street Station it usually takes less than 30 minutes. (Riders will pass Burnham Harbor and McCormick Place. Total mileage is about 2.5 miles.
Still traveling along Lakefront Trail, most bicyclists can reach the Museum of Science and Industry station within 30 minutes. That is a lot of cycling! Perhaps stopping at the 55th Street and Shore Drive Station would be easier. (This is about three miles.)
From the Museum of Science & Industry Station to the 63rd Street Station is one mile. Golfers can then play 18 holes at Jackson Park Golf Course or use the Jackson Park Driving Range. Jackson Park Golf Course’s, 10th hole teeing grounds are within 200 feet of Lake Michigan.
Finally, bicycling golfers can rent a bicycle at South Shore Drive and 67th Street. They could then go south along South Shore Drive to the South Shore Golf Course at 71st Street. After returning their bicycles, they can play nine holes. (This distance is about 0.5 miles.)
Of course, this is a theoretical, 24 hours for a bicycling golfer. It is unlikely that even the most athletic males or females can cycle along this route from start to finish, and play complete rounds at four, Chicago Park District golf courses. (Total mileage is approximately 14.25.)