Bike travel is independent travel. We offer bikes that will take you downtown, and out of town; around the neighborhood, or around the world; bikes you can fold up in a suitcase, and take on the plane. But we don't just want to sell you stuff. Whether you're looking for an urban ride, a family vehicle, a long-distance recumbent, or a packable folder, we want to help you find a bicycle that will fit your body and your lifestyle, delight you, offer you years of enjoyment, and fulfill your dream of independent travel!...
Rapid Transit Cycleshop. Chicago's Transportation Alternative since 1994.
What if you could ride all season long without having to worry about flats?
While we can't entirely promise that you will not get a flat all summer, we're going to great lengths to bring you as close as possible to that ideal for 90 days.
How small does it get?
How's 24 inches, and that's with the seatpost still in. You can pack a Brompton into its own shipping box and check it in at the airport for a standard luggage charge. Enjoy instant transportation wherever you travel. More: folding bikes.
Triking is a fun, easy, emission-free way to keep active. Try a trike and enjoy a great view of the scenery and immediate relief from the aches and pains of traditional bicycles. More: Recumbents & Trikes.
Convey yourself around town with dignity and style of a European roadster without the weight and bulk of one. Dutchi comes in one, three or eight speeds. More: City Bikes.