Local bike shops:

South: Dan's 6715 Roosevelt, Berwyn 708-484-5000
Central: Bike Fix 310 Lake St, Oak Park 708-445-8760
Central: Element Cyclesport 1101 Chicago Avenue 708-948-7579
North: Barnard's 6109 W North Ave, Oak Park 708-524-2660


CTA trains: Bicycles are permitted on the 'L' (CTA trains) every weekday except from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm (with certain exceptions where crowding is anticipated). On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (except when prohibited), bicycles are allowed on trains all day. No extra charge.


CTA buses: All CTA buses are equipped with bike racks. No extra charge.


Metra trains: Metra permits bicycles on all weekday trains arriving in Chicago after 9:30 A.M. and leaving Chicago before 3:00 P.M. and after 7:00 P.M., and on all weekend trains except for Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, and the Air & Water Show. No extra charge.


Book: Urban Bikers' Tricks and Tips, by Dave Glowacz