Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability


Bike to Loyola and Bike Chicago is a theme that resonates with ChainLinks, the on-campus, student-run bike rental, and repair shop.  ChainLinks, launched in August of 2011 is one of the enterprises that make up Loyola Limited.

Loyola's two lakeshore campuses are conveniently located along multiple bike routes. Protected bike cages and bike racks on both lakeshore campuses make city biking a popular, easy, and safe option for students.

With over 50% of students living less than one mile from campus, biking is a popular choice. We have some popular bike routes and nearby locations to visit.

Workshops such as Pedal Around are offered to students, staff, and faculty that discuss safe and smart cycling in urban settings.  Bringing in partners such as the Chicago Bike Ambassadors to integrate hands-on safety demonstrations and techniques plus bicycle route planning to the workshops gives attendees confidence and knowledge for best riding practices.

Divvy is a new bike-sharing system featuring thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations from Edgewater to Hyde Park, available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, and a docking system that releases bikes using a member key or ride code. Students can now receive a discounted $99 annual membership. Divvy currently has 300 stations with thousands of bikes and is another convenient, affordable, and fun way to get around the city.