Bike Chicago Application

Bike Chicago Application

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has set an ambitious vision to make cycling a safe and affordable option for more Chicagoans. Between 2022-2026, CDOT will distribute bicycles, as well as safety and maintenance equipment to 5,000 eligible residents. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Live in Chicago and be 14 or older (those under 18 will need a guardian present when picking up the bike and equipment); AND
  • Have a household income at or below 100% of the Area Median Income for Chicago (see chart); AND
  • Not already own a bicycle; AND
  • Face a higher mobility hardship (see map); OR
  • Be participants in CDOT 2022 mobility programming (Green Corps, Learn to Ride and Open Boulevard Events)

Household Information

The number of members in your house.

Applicant Information


Do you own a bike (those that own a bike are not eligible for a free one)? *

Are you a participant in a 2022 CDOT mobility program? *
Will you need an adaptive bike? If yes, a city staff person will reach out to you to discuss your needs. *

Adaptive bikes are specifically designed for people with physical and developmental disabilities.
Your answer to this question will not influence your application.
(You have 2000 characters remaining)
May we send you our monthly email newsletter? *

Primary Residence Address


Application Terms and Conditions

I attest and acknowledge the following terms and conditions:

  • I attest that I am at least 14 years of age as of the date of this application submission.
  • I attest that I do not currently own a bike and that I am a current resident of the city of Chicago.
  • I explicitly acknowledge and confirm the accuracy of my household income, household size, address, and age as of the date of this application submission.
  • I attest that this information is true, accurate, and complete and understand that any falsification, omission, or concealment of material fact may subject me to administrative, civil, or criminal liability.

By submitting this application, I understand that providing false representations herein constitutes an act of fraud. Furthermore, I understand that false, misleading, or incomplete information may result in the termination of and the required repayment of any and all benefits received through the Bike Chicago Bike Distribution Program. *

Please type your Name: