Divvy not dally

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

On Wednesday I did something I’d never done before.


Top – Banana Republic Outlet (similar) | Pants – Express (similar) | Shoes – Bandolino (similar)

No, not take a blurry picture. I’ve done that plenty of times. No, I rode a Divvy bike!

For those of you not in Chicago, Divvy is our bike sharing program that allows you to check out a bike for up to 30 minutes at a time. I’ve been walking home from work a lot more often now (even though I work slightly further away from home than I used to, the walk is more pleasant) and finally Mag Mile Runner (plus a $10 discount) convinced me to try it.

For $65 a year I have unlimited 30 minute rides. Otherwise it’s $7 for every 24 hours. I figure I only have to ride it 10 times to make back my money and I’ve already ridden it twice.

In fact, these pictures were taken AFTER my Divvy ride! And, yes, I wore my helmet. But since my ride only took me 13 minutes (yes, they time you and you can look it up later) it was only 13 minutes of helmet time so the helmet hair aftermath wasn’t that bad.

Or maybe it was horrible and that’s why I took blurry photos. So you couldn’t tell. You’ll never know!

Until the next time I take photos post-Divvy, anyway. And since I plan to ride home as often as possible, that might be fairly often.


9 replies on “Divvy not dally

  1. Allyson

    Divvy is genius! You should check out the cyclefinder app if you haven’t already. It shows you nearby stations and how many bikes are at each one. I live between two stations in the west loop and always check the app to see which direction I should head so I don’t end up walking 10 minutes to an empty station.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Oooh, good call! Twice in the past week I’ve gotten the last bike at a station! I’d be bummed if I walked to a station and there were no bikes. Especially because, like you said, in the West Loop they aren’t just around the corner from one another.

      1. Maggie

        The Cyclefinder app is also helpful to check your destination to make sure there are docks available. Twice now I’ve gone to the station closest to CrossTown Fitness and found it full and was a couple minutes late to class.

  2. Andi

    What a cool idea! I think Omaha has bikes you can rent, but I can’t balance on a bike, so it’s not really relevant for me. Anyway, I love these green pants!

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