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Bring your bike on all CTA trains except weekdays 7:00-9:00 am and 4:00-6:00 pm. (Note: if trains are too crowded, bikes may be prohibited.) For more information on taking bicycles on trains or buses or for a free copy of the “Bike & Ride” brochure and
route map, call 1-800-YOUR-CTA or visit

Metra Trains
Bring your bike on all Metra trains except weekday trains arriving in Chicago before 9:30 am and leaving Chicago between 3:00-7:00 pm. (Note: If trains are too crowded, bikes may be prohibited.
Bicycles are also prohibited on certain holidays.)
For more information, including rules and regulations, schedules and fares, call 312-836-7000 or visit

PACE Buses
For route information, call 312-836-7000 or visit

Bicycle Racks on Buses
Bicycle racks are available on the front of all CTA and PACE buses. Bicycles can be placed on the bicycle racks during the normal hours of operation for each route. Racks accommodate two bicycles at a time.Remove large accessories from your bike before loading your bike. If you’re concerned about the safety of your bicycle, lock your bicycle’s front wheel to your frame before the bus arrives.
  • Alert the bus operator.
  • Lower the rack by squeezing the center handle.
  • Load bicycle and secure front tire with support arm.
  • Board the bus and pay fare.
  • When exiting, alert the bus operator that you’ll be removing your bicycle.
  • Unload your bicycle. If no other bicycles remain, stow the rack against the bus in the upright position.


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