Divvy bikes transportation on the cheap. Chicago’s bike sharing program, Divvy, is a great way to cheaply transport yourself around the city. There are stations all over the city, especially at CTA and Metra stops. All the following prices are as of May 18, 2021.
Options for tourists and occasional riders
Divvy will offer a $3.30 single ride for up to 30 minutes. Overage fees are 15 cents a minute. The Day Pass for $15 allows you to take unlimited rides of up to 3 hours over a 24 hour period. You will also be able to buy passes on the Divvy app. The cheap option is if you want to ride for just an hour or two you can buy a $3.30 pass and then pay 15 cents a minute overage. The $3.30 charge is more expensive than a CTA bus $2.25 or ‘L’ train ride $2.50 but you can go on your own schedule and get some exercise. How it works
The annual pass is $108 annually for an unlimited number of rides. Annual Divvy members get unlimited 45-minute rides. Divvy also offers annual Student Membership for $75.
E-bike pricing Map
Zone 1 is bounded by Maple and Pershing Aves on the north-south axis, the lakeshore to the east, and Western, Fowler, and Prospect Aves to the west. Map
In Zone 1, per-minute pricing will apply from the start of your ebike ride. If you end your ride outside a Divvy station or e-station in Zone 1, you’ll be charged an out-of-station parking fee.
Zone 2 is bounded by 138th St on the south and Pershing Ave on the north, the lakeshore and State Line Rd to the east, and Western Ave to the west (with a small extension to Cicero Ave). The western portion is bounded by Howard and Pershing Aves on the north-south axis and Western Ave to the east. Map
If you start or end your ebike ride in Zone 2, it will include 30 or 45 minutes (depending on membership status) at no additional cost before per-minute pricing kicks in. If you end your ride outside a Divvy station or e-station in Zone 2, the out-of-station parking fee will be waived to account for the lower density of stations.
Chicago biking rules
Helmets are not required, but they are a good idea. Also you are not allowed to ride your bike on the sidewalk. Read all biking laws.