Divvy Bike Rental Chicago

Every youtuber in NYC loves the CITIbike system that they have there.

Here in downtown Chicago, we have something similar called the “Divvy” bike.

Over on west Michigan Avenue is where the bike rack is, and it is designed to capitalize on those who want to ride on the 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths.

For tourists (and let’s face it, just about all of us), who don’t want to bring our bikes downtown, this is a handy system.

There are 300 stations across the city and you can take a bike from one station and deliver it to another, creating an easy transit system for navigating the town.

Of course, not risking having a bike stolen is probably one of the nicest advantages.

It is credit card and pedal powered, so be sure to bring your credit card. (They sell 12 and 24 hour passes) You swipe the card, poke a bunch of buttons on the screen and then take a 5 digit code to unlock your bike.

Riding a bike through Chicago offers a unique way to see the city, and can help you navigate around the lack of affordable parking.

Ken Domik Rides Around Chicago

 

Ken Domik, the travel Vlogger recently shot some footage of his stay in Chicago.

It’s a great little vlog that shows the diversity that is Chicago.

You start in our historic China town and then watch him walk around town.

His monologuist style isn’t going to be for everyone, but around the 7 minute mark he gets his bike out (which, as you know, is our favorite way to get around Chicago)

However, you need to stay on the bike lanes, as he finds out. Repeatedly. Chicago is crowded enough that you need to be aware of where bikes are and aren’t allowed.

My favorite point is around 16:00 where he rides under the EL. Those who haven’t experienced it, well, you are missing out.

A fun video. We live near these icons, but it is always fun to watch visitors interact with them.

What are your favorite parts of his video?