Divvy is a bike sharing system with many stations around the city where people can rent bikes for 24 hours or have a yearly membership. There are more than 4.500 bikes at more than 450 stations in Chicago.
How it works is that there are many bike stations spread throughout the city. For a 24 hour pass, you pay $ 7. Once you take the bike, you can use it for free up to 30 minutes. If you have the bike out for 30-60 minutes, there is a $ 2 charge. 60-90 minutes will cost $ 6 and each additional 30 minutes is $ 8.
The reason for the payment structure is because the bikes are used to get people from point A to point B and it helps keep the bike stations full for people to use. I have used Divvy to get from the train to work and to ride home after dinner with friends. Also, on a few occasions, visiting friends have used Divvy to get around the city. It is a great way to see Chicago because you can cruise through parks and get off the main roads. Chicago is a good biking city with many bike lanes and biking events. There are also free iPhone and Android apps which help you identify which stations are full, which don’t have bikes, etc.
Note: You must be 16 years old to use Divvy.