Loyola University Chicago

Campus Transportation



Loyola encourages visitors, students, staff and faculty to bike to and from campus when possible as a safe and comfortable option.  A variety of programs are available to support biking. With world-class trails like the Lakefront path and bike programs such as ChainLinks and Divvy, biking is a breeze at Loyola.


Bike Commuter Challenge: May 13 - June 9, 2024



Register today for the 2024 Bike Challenge, taking place from May 13 - June 9, 2024! Join the Loyola University Chicago official team, the Rolling Ramblers!


Each summer, Loyola participates in the Bike Commuter Challenge, a competition between Chicagoland companies and schools to see who can commute by bike the most. It's FREE to participate and top riders will be eligible for prizes. You don't have to bike every day or even the entire way to work--make even one trip during the Challenge and you can help Loyola become the Bike Commuter Champs.


Visit https://www.biketoworkchallenge.org/ for more information and to register.


Want to participate in the Bike to Work Challenge, but don't have a bike? Check out the Loyola Divvy Bikeshare program


We'll be hosting "pit stop" events on each campus this week. Stop by for snacks, juice, and information about commuting to campus on two wheels! 


  • WTC Terry Student Center - Monday, May 20 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • HSC Cuneo Center - Tuesday, May 21 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • LSC West Quad - Wednesday, May 22 from 8:30am to 10:00am  


Biking at Lake Shore Campus

While we encourage biking to campus, the majority of campus sidewalks do not allow biking. Please disembark and walk your bike across campus. Exceptions to this are bike lanes clearly marked on Winthrop, Kenmore and Albion.

Bike Parking 

Bike racks are available at all Loyola campuses. Where possible we try to provide sheltered bike parking.

Register your bike with Campus Safety and get access to the Bike Corral here

Chainlinks is offering winter bike storage for $50.00. Email them at chainlinksloyola@gmail.com before December 15, 2022 to drop off your bike for winter storage.  


Biking safely in the city is very important. We encourage all cyclists to obey all road laws and ride in a safe and considerate manner both on-road and on-trail. For bike safety tips visit: http://www.activetrans.org/resources/bike-work/get-ready-ride or if you have an accident follow these steps: http://www.activetrans.org/resources/crash-support/know-your-rights

Bike lanes and trails 

On-road and off-road bike routes can be the difference between a frustrating and free-wheeling trip. You can find bike routes listed on most map applications such as Google or Yahoo Maps or plan ahead using these route maps: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/bike/svcs/bike_maps.html

LUC Bike Resources

DIVVY Bikes discounted membership

DIVVY is Chicago’s bike share system. It’s fun, easy, and affordable. With 3,000 bikes, DIVVY provides Chicagoans with an additional transportation option for getting around the city. The system consists of a fleet of specially designed, heavy-duty, durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations located throughout the city. DIVVY bikes can be rented from and returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible combinations of start and end points.

Loyola University Chicago is offering a discount for Annual Memberships. 

Discount Information found here

Station Locations

With 300 stations across Chicago, Divvy has numerous stations located near Loyola's Lake Shore Campus and Water Tower Campus. Visit www.DivvyBikes.com/stations to find stations near you.

For questions about the Student Membership signup process or discount, please e-mail student@divvybikes.com. For general questions about the bikes, stations, or system, please e-mail customerservice@divvybikes.com.