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 effective February 1, 2018.
Options for tourists and occasional riders
Divvy will offer a $3 single ride for up to 30 minutes. Overage fees will be $3 every 30 minutes. 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 Transit app. The cheap option is if you want to ride for just an hour or two you can buy a $3 pass and then pay the $3 for each 3o minute overage. The $3 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.
The annual pass remains at $99 for an unlimited number of rides. Annual Divvy members will get 45-minute rides increasing from the current ride-time cap of 30 minutes. Divvy also offers annual Student Membership for $55.
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.