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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

Riding your bike to work, exploring the bike trails of the Indiana Dunes or cycling Chicago's lakefront bike path just go easier with the South Shore Line's bikes on trains program! 

The Bikes on Trains program is offered on two a.m. and p.m. rush-hour weekday trainsBike rack equipped cars will be available on select weekend/holiday and select weekday trains from April through October. For a list of trains and stations check out the accompanying map and schedule HERE.

If you are viewing a train schedule on our Train Schedules page, bikes are only allowed on trains noted with an orange bike symbol. 

*For safety reasons, bicycles may only board or disembark at designated stations April through OctoberView schedule for list of trains and stations.


For More Information On Trails Visit:

South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority 
Indiana Dunes Tourism
LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit South Bend Mishawaka



Ride your bike along Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, explore the trails along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and experience the vibrant downtown South Bend.

South Bend Airport              Hammond
East Bank Trail                       Erie Lackawanna Trail
Northside Trail                        Monon Trail
Riverside Trail                        Wolf Lake Trail
West Bank Walkway 

Dune Park                             Hegewisch 
Calumet Trail                          Big March Park
Dunes Kankakee Trail

East Chicago                         Millennium
Bloomingdale Trail                  Lakefront Trail
Lake George Trail 







RULES OF THE ROAD

> Bicycle is defined as a standard two wheel with a maximum front tire width of 2.5” and maximum distance from front axle to rear axle of 46” (wheel base). Bicycle DOES NOT include: Recumbent, Tricycle, Tandem, Kiddie/cargo trailer.

> Bicyclists may board and detrain only from high-level platforms. South Bend, Dune Park, East Chicago, Hammond, Hegewisch, and all Metra stations. Bikes will NOT be loaded or offloaded at low level platforms. 

> The train will depart the station after passengers have boarded. Please exercise caution as the train may move before your bike is inserted in the rack. Push up on the self-locking mechanism to release your bike.

> No riding on station platforms.

> No additional fare collection applies for a bicycle brought aboard a train. 

> Bike cars are located on the rear of westbound trains and the front of eastbound trains.

> Operating crews are not to handle bicycles. Movement of the bicycle in and out of bike rack is the responsibility of the bike owner. 

> Train crews have the final authority on accommodating bicycles. Crews may prohibit a cyclist from boarding due to overcrowding.

> Bikes will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Space is not guaranteed on an initial or return trip (including late night trains).

> Bikes may not block aisles or impede passenger movement, and cyclists must accompany their bikes at all times.

> Bikes should be free of dirt and grease prior to boarding.

> Be considerate of your fellow riders by first allowing passengers using mobility devices to board and disembark.

> Bikes may not be permitted during special event weekends such as: Blues Festival, Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza and the Air & Water Show. 

> In the event of an emergency evacuation, cyclists must leave their bicycles on the train.