UIC is an officially recognized Bicycle Friendly University
As an official Bicycle Friendly University (BFU), the UIC campus integrates Chicago’s on-street bike network and has bike parking at nearly every campus building. Several on-campus Divvy stations provide convenient transportation for getting around on campus or commuting from downtown train stations. UIC earned its BFU silver status in 2013.
Subscribe to UIC's Cycling Listserv to stay informed about biking events and resources both on campus and off.
Unlock your Divvy membership Heading link
1. Sign up for the UIC Membership Plan here.
2. Enter program code GoFlames
Chicagoland’s bike share system, Divvy, offers discounted annual memberships for all UIC students, faculty, and staff that use @uic.edu, @illinois.edu or @uillinois.edu email addresses. The Divvy for Everyone (DFE) membership allows students who receive federal aid and anyone who is low income or receives government assistance to only pay $5 for one year on unlimited 45-minute bike rides. Apply for the DFE program here.
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Do not park in the bike lane Heading link
Bicycle lanes are legal street designations intended for bicycle traffic only. The use of these areas for temporary parking is prohibited and carries a penalty of $150. Vehicles parked in bicycle lanes force bicycle riders into the lane of traffic, creating a dangerous situation for the rider and other drivers. UIC staff, faculty and students should not park vehicles in these unauthorized locations. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to observe traffic control devices and crosswalks and to be alert at all times to their surroundings.
To report a vehicle parked in a bike lane:
Call the City of Chicago at 311
Call the UIC Police at 312-996-2830
Helpful tips for commuting by bike Heading link
If you need to pump up your tires or tighten a bolt on your bicycle, you can use a Fix-It Station or visit one of the student centers and borrow a Bike Pump. The student centers also stock Repair Kits. Visit the Manager Service Window on the first floor to rent out a repair kit or bike pump with a valid i-card. Fix-It stations are located outside Student Center East near the east and west entrances. There is also a Fix-It Station just outside of the Medical Sciences Building entrance at 835 W. Wolcott Ave.
If you are a member of Campus Recreation, you can rent a bike tool kit after swiping your i-card. If you are a resident in Campus Housing, ask about their bike repair kits.
Read more about UIC Student Centers’ Bike Repair stations.
Should you need to shower before going to work or class, simply visit one of the Recreation centers on campus to use the showers in the locker rooms for up to 30 minutes. This benefit is available to UIC faculty, students and staff with a valid i-card.