Many opportunities exist in Hyde Park and Chicago for anyone interested in biking. Chicago has more than 170 miles of on-street protected, buffered, and shared bike lanes. All CTA buses and University Shuttles have bike racks and bikes are allowed on CTA trains during non-peak hours.
You can register your bike with the UCPD by contacting the Community Relations Unit at 773.702.6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The UCPD will give your bike a numbered identification sticker and keep it on record. If your bike is lost or stolen, an ID number can assist in the recovery of your property.
Divvy is the city of Chicago's bike share program that launched in the summer of 2013. You can take a bike out from any station and return it to any other station in the city. You need to purchase a 24-hour pass or annual membership and with the pass/membership you have an unlimited number of checkouts. For membership information, visit the Divvy website.
Divvy offers a discounted annual membership to UChicago faculty, staff, and students with the discount code bikeUChicago, and a valid University of Chicago email address. A discounted annual membership is $83, and provides unlimited 45-minute rides on bikes and discounted rates on electric bikes. To receive this discounted membership, follow the steps below:
- Go to divvybikes.com and Log in* or Join.
- Under Annual Membership, click Select.
- Click Enter promo code.
- Enter your promo code bikeuchicago in the pop-up and click Done.
- If your program requires email verification, enter your work email address and click Verify for an email to be sent to complete verification.
- Once verified, you will see the discounted membership price. Finish checking out.
* If you already have a Lyft account, log in using the same information on that account
If you’re already a Divvy member, keep riding with your current annual membership. Once it expires, follow the steps above to redeem your discounted membership and renew your subscription.
Divvy for Everyone (D4E) - Chicago
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) aims to offer all Chicagoans an affordable, accessible and fun transportation option. D4E provides a $5 Annual Membership to qualifying residents. The program also incorporates a cash payment system for those Chicagoans who do not have a debit card, credit card, or prepaid card required for a standard Divvy membership. To learn about eligibility requirements and to apply, visit Divvy's website.
The D4E Program features include:
First year, $5 Annual Membership
Pay with credit, debit, prepaid card, or cash
In-person enrollment at Divvy Sign Up Centers
Option to keep membership through a LISC-supported credit-building program
No extra charges for riding an Ebike to/from UChicago or anywhere in Zone 2
CAMPUS BIKE RACK MAP
- Ellis Ave & 55th St
Ellis Ave & 55th St, Chicago, IL 60637
- University Ave & 57th St
University Ave & 57th St, Chicago, IL 60612
- Ellis Ave & 58th St
Ellis Ave & 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637
- Woodlawn Ave & 55th St
Woodlawn Ave & 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
- Ellis Ave & 60th St
Ellis Ave & 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
- Harper Ave & 59th St
Harper Ave & 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637
- Lake Park Ave & 56th St
Lake Park Ave & 56th St, Chicago, IL 60637