Biking

Biking

Riding a bicycle during your commute is a good way to keep yourself healthy while saving money and helping the environment. The money you save by not buying gas will improve the air you breathe by reducing emissions, and the exercise you get while riding will reduce your stress levels.

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.

Divvy

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. 

For additional information, visit https://safety-security.uchicago.edu/services/biking/.

Campus Bike Rack Locations

Bike racks are located throughout campus.  The Campus Bike Rack Map provides a comprehensive list of bike rack locations around campus.

Safety

Bicycling is a fun and healthy way to get exercise while helping the environment, but remember to follow some basic safety tips when you ride.

Protect Your Property

You can register your bike with the UCPD by contacting the Community Relations Unit at 773.702.6008 and we will give your bike a numbered identification sticker and keep it on record.

Riding Gear

If you are a Divvy member, you can receive $10 off BernBell, or Giro helmets! Visit this link to find the locations of participating retailers near you.  Feel free to email safety@divvybikes.com if you have any questions.