Bike Safety & Education

Kids on Bikes

Bicycling in Chicago

Helpful Biking Tips

  • How to Fix a Flat Tire (PDF) - A page extracted from the Student Cycling brochure; provides illustrated and detailed instructions on how to fix your own flat tire.
    Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors show how to repair a hole in your bicycle tire in English and Spanish.
  • Tips on Fitting a Bicycle Helmet (PDF) - Learn how to properly fit a bicycle helmet. Two pictures show the proper and improper ways to wear a bicycle helmet.
    Video where Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors show how to do a quick helmet check in English and Spanish
  • Tips on How to Dress for Bicycling in Winter (PDF) - The City of Toronto provides a detailed guide for winter bicycling preparation, including for you, your clothes, and your bike.

Additional Information

  • Theft Prevention - Prevent your bike from theft by locking it with the correct locks and a good method. If stolen, file reports with the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry.
  • Bike Registration - Register your bicycle with the Chicago Police Department. The Police store many unclaimed bicycles. Registration is also necessary to register for a lock manufacturer's warranty.
  • Download center - CDOT provides additional downloads or links not listed here.

A Bicycling Ambassador properly fits a cyclist's helmet at the annual Chicago Bike to Work Rally.

A Bicycling Ambassador properly fits a cyclist's helmet at the annual Chicago Bike to Work Day Rally. Photo by CDOT.

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