Plan Your Trip

The South Shore Line's Bikes on Trains program terminates for the season at the end of the day on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. We look forward to reopening the Bikes on Trains program beginning on April 1, 2018. 


Now you can ride your bike to work! The Bikes on Trains program is now being offered on two a.m. and p.m. rush-hour weekday trains. Bike 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.

Bike cars will be identified with the bike symbol prominently located on the windows of the car.

Bikes are not permitted during special Chicago events such as: Lollapalozza, and Air & Water Show.

Helpful Links for planning your bike adventure:

How To Bike Using the South Shore Line
Explore the Indiana Dunes area by Bike
Outdoor Adventures in the Indiana Dunes
South Shore Trails


> 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.

> 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.

> 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 be permitted during special event weekends such as: Blues Festival, Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza and the Air & Water Show. 

> 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.

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