A Day at the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon in Chicago
The scooting conditions at the Skating Ribbon in Chicago's Maggie Daley Park are absolutely perfect. The surface is incomparably smooth and the ribbon 'curves' to add momentum and keep things interesting. There's gorgeous trees all around and the incredible architecture of Chicago makes a great backdrop. Scooting doesn't get more fun.
A perfect day of fantastic fun for families in Chicago, locals and tourists alike, the Skating Ribbon turns into a scooting ribbon every Spring. Micro Kickboard scooters are available to rent, or bring your own and the experience is free. Available for rent at Maggie Daley Park are the following top-rated rides:
1) Mini Deluxe, ages 2-5
The new Mini Deluxe has all the features that made the Mini Original the best-rated scooter for children ages 2-5. The Mini Deluxe comes in 8 great colors, has a higher weight capacity of up to 75 lbs and the new adjustable T-bar accommodates little ones as they grow (the T-bar adjusts from 17" up to 25" from the deck - this is 1" higher than the Mini Original's stationary T-bar).
Your child will love riding this award-winning Micro and you will love the years of fun and exercise it provides your child. The smooth-gliding wheels, low-to-the-ground deck and stable steering all make the Mini perfect for pre-schoolers and kindergartners.
2) Maxi Deluxe, ages 5-12
The Maxi Deluxe is our most updated version and offers exciting new features for children ages 5-12. Enjoy the latest color combinations with matching anodized tbar, as well as a hi-tech duel injection deck that offers a special anti-slip Micro logo to provide better grip when scooting. Kids love the ride, and you will love the years of fun and exercise it gives, making it one of the best value presents you can buy your child.
The smooth gliding Maxi Deluxe has a curving and carving action that allows kids to surf the sidewalk like a skateboard, with the handlebar providing greater control and maneuverability. Kids use their body weight and handlebar to lean into a turn, resulting in smooth, safe turns.
3) Micro Sprite, ages 8+
The Micro Sprite is our highest rated 2 wheel scooter for ages 6 up to adults. It offers a lot of Micro quality and style for a great price. With its cool colors and fantastically smooth glide, the Sprite is everyone's favorite - from kids to moms and commuters. The Sprite is strong yet lightweight, only 5.5 lbs, with a maximum rider load of 220 lbs and an adjustable height handle bar that extends 34" above the deck (37" above the ground) to accomodate both kids and adults. The Sprite is also a great travel and commuter scooter - it can be folded up quickly and easily for carrying or storing away, and the built-in kickstand allows quick upright “parking.”
4) Micro Classic, teen & adult
Our top-selling 2-wheel scooter for adults, the Classic's oversized 200 mm wheels make it one of the fastest scooters on the street. From the head-turning design to the incredibly smooth, quiet ride, the Micro Classic appeals as the ultimate scooter for commuters. The ride is so effortless that you will get asked if it is electric. The Micro Classic also is one of Micro's tallest scooters, ergonomically designed with a lower deck and higher T-bar (41" above the ground) to create a comfortable upright stance for adults. The steering is responsive and precise, exactly what you need for navigating crowded city streets, or for riding confidently with children.
Micro considered every detail in the design of the Micro Classic, evidenced in the patented two-way kickstand, the simple folding mechanism and the feel of the shock-absorbing hand grips. All components are made from quality materials and all are fully replaceable so your scooter will last, virtually forever. Smooth-gliding, foldable, portable, and about twice as fast as walking, the Micro Classic is a great way to roll.
On the day our Micro friend and photographer TK Photography arrived with her children, they were early enough to have the place to themselves and they got a chance to get get some great shots!
Located in the Loop community, Maggie Daley is a new 20-acre park located on the spot of the former Daley Bicentennial Plaza. Want to check out the skating ribbon and cruise on a Micro? Maggie Daley Park is open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm 365 days a year.