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.
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Crash Support Helpline Get help if you’ve been in a crash while walking or bicycling in Chicagoland.
Chicago Family Biking Empowering families to bike in Chicago with education, advocacy and community building events.
The City of Chicago Bicycle Program Learn about biking events, programs, and resources in Chicago.
Cycling Without Age A global organization that provides the elderly free rides on trishaws. Illinois has three chapters: Elk Grove Village, McHenry County, and North Shore 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 about biking in Chicago
Ride Illinois Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving bicycling conditions throughout Illinois
Better Streets Chicago Advocates for better walking, biking, and transit infrastructure.
Chainlink Connect with a community of more than 9,000 bicyclists.
Windy City Cycling Club Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender bike club
Queer Cycling Chicago Recreational and social group for queers and friends/allies of queers.
Out Our Front Door Organizes overnight bike rides in the region.
Hub312 Cycling Center Indoor bike parking, locker rooms, repair services, and bike rentals in Millennium Park.
Illinois bike shops Listings provided in an Excel spreadsheet.
Bike Lane Uprising Focused on making cycling safer by making it easy to report bike lane obstructions.
Bike and Scooter Sharing
Divvy Chicago’s bike sharing system operated by the Chicago Department of Transportation.
Scooter Sharing Learn about Chicago’s scooter sharing program.
Local Advocacy Groups & Bike Clubs (after clicking link, scroll down)
Chicago West & Southwest Sides
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
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
Cook County Forest Preserve Trails Cook County has more than 350 miles of paved and unpaved trails.
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 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 Trails Volunteering and community information for the Great Western Trails
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
Old Plank Road Trail A 22-mile paved trail running through Chicago’s south suburbs
Salt Creek Greenway 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
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
Bike and Roll Chicago Bicycle rental and tour information
Bobby’s Bike Hike Bike rentals, group tours, and community bike shop
Dero’s Guide to Bike Parking Basic guidelines for creating bike parking
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 and e-scooter
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 Day
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 Program 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
Streetsblog Chicago Local news on sustainable transportation issues
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