Explore the links below for more information on biking, walking and transit.
Looking for clubs and groups that operate in a specific part of Chicagoland? Check out the In Your Community pages for more resources.
The City of Chicago Bicycle Program Learn about biking events, programs and resources in Chicago
Request bike racks in Chicago Request a new bike rack or search for existing racks in Chicago
Preventing bike theft Tips for bike theft prevention
Chicago Stolen Bike Registry Report and view documented bike thefts in Chicago
Report abandoned bikes Submit reports of abandoned bikes for pickup by the city
Register your emergency contact Link emergency contacts to your driver’s license in case of a crash
Bicycle Laws Learn laws, rights and responsibilities for cyclists in Chicago
Bike Safety Tips Find out solutions for common bike safety issues
City of Chicago’s Bicycling Safety Videos Links to videos concerning biking
Ride Illinois Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving bicycling conditions in Illinois
Chainlink Connect with a community of more than 9,000 bicyclists
Windy City Cycling Club Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered bike club
Queer Cycling Chicago Provides a positive and affirming space for all varieties of queers and friends/allies of queers.
Divvy Chicago’s bike sharing system operated by the Chicago Department of Transportation; available in many Chicago neighborhoods.
Local Advocacy Groups & Bike Clubs (after clicking link, scroll down)
Bike Winter The source for making it through Chicagoland winters
Blackstone Bicycle Works Full-Service Woodlawn bike shop and education center for area youth
Chicago Bike Ambassadors The City of Chicago’s team of bike safety and education specialists
Lesson Plans and Curricula Educational resources for teachers on bike safety curriculum
West Town Bikes Community bicycling workshop
Bronzeville Bikes Organization working to expand biking accessability and use in the Bronzeville neighborhood
The Recyclery Used bicycle project seeking to restore and reuse donated and discarded bikes
Project Mobility Nonprofit commited to creating adaptive bikes for those who need them
League of American Bicyclists services in Chicago Bike safety courses and information for the Chicago area
Women Bike Chicago Group that seeks to empower more women to ride bikes for transportation and recreation
Chicago Area Mountain Bikers Guides, forum and information for mountain biking in the Chicago area
DuPage County Bikeways Homepage Explore all the bikeways in DuPage County
DuPage County Bikeways Mapping App Real-time app locates you on bike trails using GIS data of DuPage County
DuPage County “Go Bike” Route Mapping Map a route on bike-friendly streets in DuPage County
DuPage County Bikeways Map PDF document showing trails and bikeways in DuPage County.
Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail Explore information on the Bloomingdale Trail and The 606
Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail Discover 30 miles of trail running along Sag Channel and The Calumet River
Friends of the Great Western Trail Volunteering and community information for the Great Western Trail
Grand Illinois Trail Information on this 500+ mile scenic trail
Illinois Prairie Path A guide and information on the nation’s oldest rail-to-trail conversion
Trails for Illinois Statewide trails and conservancy community
Old Plank Road Trail 22-mile paved trail running through Chicago’s south suburbs
Salt Creek Trail Updates and information about this regional trail running through Cook and DuPage counties
Friends of the Major Taylor Trail Chicago southwestern trail connecting two forest preserves across 7 miles. Future entry point for the Cal-Sag Trail.
Bike commuting Active Trans’ resources for bicycle commuters
Bike2Campus A bike commuting competition for students at local colleges and universities
Chicago Bike Map Interactive bike map for the city of Chicago
Pace Rideshare A free carpool and ridesharing service for the Chicagoland area
Bicycle Jobs and Services
Chicago Couriers Union Support and union services for transportation workers
Bike Chicago Rentals Bicycle rental and tour information
Bobby’s Bike Hike Bike rentals, group tours and community bike shop
Bike Shops in the Active Trans member discount program Shops offering a discount to Active Trans members.
Bikes on Transit
CTA Bike & Ride How to bring your bike on buses and trains
Bikes on Pace How to travel on Chicago’s suburban buses with your bike
Bikes on Metra A guide to travel by Metra train with a bike
Watch a video How to put your bike on a CTA bus
Walk Score Discover Chicago’s most walkable communities
The Chicago Pedestrian Plan Information on making Chicago walkable
Walk to School Day — Illinois Information for celebrating National Walk to School
Active Trans’ Safe Routes efforts Active Trans’ work in the national movement
Illinois Dept. of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program Illinois’ Safe Routes efforts
CTA Chicago Transit Authority, trains and buses serving Chicago
RTA Regional Transit Authority, coordinates public transit for Northeastern Illinois
Metra Commuter rail agency, Metra trains serve Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties
Pace Provides bus service primarily to Chicago’s suburbs
Amtrak Provides intercity passenger transportation and connects 500 destinations in 46 states
NICTD Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, South Shore Train line from Chicago to Indiana
Transit Benefit Fare Progam Employees can save on transit fares by paying pre-tax through an employer
Getaround Peer-to-peer carsharing service described as an “Airbnb for cars”
Zip Car Cars parked in designated spots in some city neighborhoods you can rent by the hour
Car2go Free-floating car sharing operating in some city neighborhoods
Streetsblog Chicago John Greenfield and company share news on transportation issues and updates
ZappaWheels.com Discover the joys of bike commuting.
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