|Applications for the Bike Chicago program opened this month.|
The Chicago Department of Transportation will distribute 5,000 bicycles over the next four years.
In the first year, the bikes will be distributed to participants in 2022 CDOT mobility programming (Green Corps, Learn to Ride and Open Boulevard events) and on a first come, first serve basis for Chicagoans who qualify.
Depending on demand, the city may implement a lottery for years two through four of the program for residents who qualify.
Online and paper applications will be accepted through Aug. 4.
For qualifying residents, bikes will begin to be distributed in August and will continue to be distributed each spring/summer in following four years until 5,000 bikes are distributed.