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Has anyone ever ridden to Soldier Field for a Bears game (or other event)?  What is the bike parking situation over there?  I'm making a rare journey to see the Bears play in person next Sunday and I would like to avoid the CTA if possible. 

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Yes.  We rode up for the first regular season game.  There are racks just outside the North entrance.  Not a lot, but we had plenty of room to lock up.  If these are full, there are tons of bike racks just East of the Museum just North of Soldier Field; probably equivalent of a two block walk.

There may be more.  I quit looking after I found enough to satisfy my parking needs.

Awesome, thanks!

This came up in a discussion today and a friend referenced this thread. The racks I always lock to are highlighted. Also not a ton of racks there, but I've always found a spot. Bears. 

Where are you coming from? Is Divvy an option for you? It might be better than worrying about your bike for the whole game.

Good suggestion Adam. I am coming from work in McKinley park. There are no Divvy options out here. One option is to ride the train into the city, check out a Divvy, and ride to the stadium. But, that defeats the whole convenience factor that owning my own bicycle gives me. I would rather hold onto my freedom and take the risk, than pay the extra time and money for security. (Plus I have a massive U-lock) 

Unless I am missing something here, is that area notorious for theft?  

Thousands of reports to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry suggest that Lakefront bike thefts are almost exclusively limited to snipping cable locks.

T.K. 8.4 mi said:


Unless I am missing something here, is that area notorious for theft?  

Interesting.  I will say that as a long time Field Museum employee I am not familiar with any complaints about bikes getting stolen around here.  We have a lot of staff who actually prefer to lock their bikes up outside as our indoor bike cage isn't convenient for them (it's a big place).

I've been using the Divvy bikes to go to/from Jackson & State, and it is AWESOME. Today I left one of my bus options in the dust and caught up and passed another one.  Reliably is getting my public trans commute from Belmont & Kimball down from 50 - 60m to 45m flat.  I would of course prefer to just bike the whole way, but various family and other commitments get in the way, I've already justified the Divvy membership fee in just a few months.

h' 1.0 said:

Thousands of reports to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry suggest that Lakefront bike thefts are almost exclusively limited to snipping cable locks.

T.K. 8.4 mi said:


Unless I am missing something here, is that area notorious for theft?  

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