I Bike UIC

UIC is a Bike Friendly University

The University of Illinois at Chicago is well connected to Chicago’s on-street bike network, and has bike parking at nearly every campus building.  Several Divvy stations on the UIC campus provide convenient transportation for getting around on campus or commuting from downtown train stations.

Divvy is a fun and affordable way to get around the city.

students checking out a Divvy bike near the Daley Library

Divvy offers annual memberships discounted to $75 to all UIC students, faculty, and staff! This discount applies to new Divvy memberships.  Click here to sign up with your University email address (@uic.edu or @uillinois.edu) and enter partner password GoFlames. A valid school email must be used to qualify for the membership discount.

Alternatively, the Divvy for Everyone (D4E) program provides a one-time $5 Annual Membership to Chicago residents aged 16 and older with a certain annual household income. Visit divvybikes.com to learn how to enroll.

For all questions about the bikes, stations, or membership renewals, please visit Divvy’s website, email customerservice@divvybikes.com, or get in touch with the 24-Hour Customer Service line at 855-55-DIVVY (855-553-4889).​  UIC has no additional information on Divvy memberships. You must contact Divvy’s customer service for any issues.

Divvy is owned by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and is operated by Motivate. UIC simply promotes this as a zero-carbon transportation option.

Helpful Tips for Commuting by Bike

bicycle tool kit

Fix-it Stations

If you need quick maintenance on your bike like more air in your tires, you can stop by one of the student centers to borrow a Bike Pump, Repair Kit, or Use a Fix-It Station. Visit the first floor managers service window rents out a repair kit and bike pump with valid i-Card. Fix-It Stations are located outside SCE near the west and east entrances. There is also a Fix-It Station just outside of the MSB entrance at 835 W Wolcott ave.

If you are a member of Campus Rec, you can rent a bike tool kit after swiping your i-Card. If you are a resident in Campus Housing, check with of the bike repair kits.

back wheel of a bcycle

Showers are available

Should you need to shower before going to work or class, simply visit one of the Rec centers on campus and you can use the showers in the locker rooms for up to 30 minutes. (Open to all UIC faculty, students & staff with valid i-Card and bike helmet.)

Test your Street Smarts! Laws and safety strategies for city biking

U-lock it!

Always lock your bike to a secured bike rack with a U-lock around the frame and the wheel. Use a cable to double-down on anti-theft techniques around the other wheel and the U-lock. Trust us!