Tour De Franks

The original hot dog bicycle crawl

Est. 2012

What Is Tour De Franks?

The Tour de Franks is an annual bicycle tour of hot dog joints and festivities in Chicago & NYC. The ride is not intended to be challenging – it’s just a great way to see the city, meet fun people, and naturally sample a variety of delicious hot dogs & sausages. Join fellow enthusiasts on their trek across the city in search of the perfect encased meat on a bun!

On hold for the moment, stay tuned!

The TDF team is considering another ride for 2020, please hop on our email list below for further notice!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide bicycles or safety equipment?

No, we do not. You are responsible for your own transportation, and we recommend bringing safety equipment such as a helmet and knee-pads. Tour De Franks is not responsible in any way for your safety or the mechanical soundness of your bicycle.

Will there be people drinking alcohol?

This is not a bar crawl, it’s a hot dog tour. We do not condone riding a bike under the influence.

Is there an age limit?

No, but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Can I put ketchup on my hot dog(s)?


How do I check in?

We will have a registration table at the first stop. Please bring an ID that matches the name you used to purchase the ticket. We will have a list of ticket purchasers at will call.

Can I buy a ticket when I arrive?

Yes, but there is no guarantee we will have enough swag and maps for people that don’t purchase tickets in advance. It will be first come, first served.

What if my friend bought my ticket?

Your friend will have a set number of wristbands for the crawl, just meet up with them when you arrive to check in.

Can my kids come with?

Yes, but it’s 100% up to their parents to ensure their safety and transportation.

How fast is the ride?

Not fast, it’s a casual pace.

What if I get lost?

Riders will get a map at check in with a list of stops and approximate times.

What if I get a flat tire or my bike breaks?

Tour De Franks is not responsible for your transportation, but there might be fellow riders willing to help you out.

Is this a bike race?

NOT AT ALL. This is not a race, and any racing will not be tolerated. If you are riding recklessly, you will be asked to leave the group.

What do tickets include?

See ticketing page for all includes.

Is the ride handicap accessible?

It is up to the rider to asses their own capability to join the tour, we can’t guarantee all locations will be handicap accessible.

It’s a free country, can’t I just not buy a ticket and ride along? 

Sure, but that wouldn’t be very cool. You’ll also miss out on the cool swag and after party.

I purchased a ticket, but now I cant go. Can I get a refund?

There aren’t any refunds, please take the hot dog tour seriously.

Are tickets transferable?

Sorry, tickets are not transferable to other people, please take the hot dog tour seriously.

I saw tickets listed somewhere other than this page, is it legit?

Likely not, please contact us to be sure.

Who puts on this event?

Tour De Franks is organized by a small group of bicycle (and hot dog) enthusiasts.

What if it rains?

Bring rain gear! The Tour De Franks must go on! The ride is rain or shine.

I have a question about tickets, a special request, or something else…

Please contact us!


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You can even eat it naked if you want.