Cyclists can bring their bicycles on board trains during weekday off-peak hours and on weekends. Three bicycles are allowed in the priority seating area in each diesel rail car and two are allowed in each electric railcar at no extra charge. For more information about boarding bicycles on a Metra Commuter train, please visit their website.
The bikes sit across the front of the bus, and the process of securing or removing a bike takes only seconds. Riders use the bike racks for free. Visit their website for more information on routes and scheduling.
To find out more about biking in Chicago, please visit this the CTA webpage about Bike and Ride.
To find out more about bringing a bike with you on your train travels, please visit Amtrak and search "bicycles."
Working Bikes, a not-for-profit cooperative in Chicago, diverts bicycles from the waste stream by repairing them for sale and charity. Primarily volunteer-driven, all of its operations are funded through the sale of bicycles at its Chicago storefront. Working Bikes uses that money to provide bicycles to charity organizations throughout Chicagoland and to ship bicycles to the Gulf Coast, Cuba, Guatemala, Ecuador, and many other places of need.
Drop-off locations for used bikes are located throughout the Chicago area, including Villa Park.