Who can do it?

Whether you're a rider or an employer, whether you're thinking about trying bike commuting for the first time, or you're an experienced rider, the Challenge is for you.

You can do it!

If this is your first time biking to work, check out our Biking Tips page. It has everything you need to know about:

  • Clothes
  • Getting comfortable with traffic
  • Safety
  • Trip Planning
  • Bikes on transit
  • Parking/Locking up your bike

All Chicagoland area workplaces are welcome to participate in the Bike Commuter Challenge; it's a free, friendly competition that any employee can take part in!

You don't need official permission to register yourself or your workplace, but if your company has an employee transportation coordinator, you might want to ask that person if they'd like to lead the BCC for your workplace as well. (We can change Team Leaders and assign a Co-Team Leader)

Because the BCC counts round trip, one-way and part-way bike trips, you can participate no matter how long your commute. Take the bus to work and bike home - it counts! Carpool part of the way and bike the rest - it counts!

What if I don't have a bike?

You don't need anything fancy, a cheap bike uses as much gas as an expensive one - none! There are plenty of great deals out there, used or new! And if you're not ready to commit to owning? Borrow one, rent one, or use a bike share program like Divvy! What are you waiting for? Go get a bike!

Now is the perfect time to ride Divvy, Chicagoland's official bike share system! Get $2 off a Divvy 24-Hour Pass by using code BIKEJUNE at any of the 580 Divvy station kiosks or on the Transit app for iPhone or Android. For Divvy station locations, pricing details, and popular rides, visit DivvyBikes.com. 

Discount code is valid through 6/30/2017.

What if my bike doesn't work?

Get it in for a tune-up - most shops offer a basic (yet thorough) level of service for around $75-100.