Bike-Friendly Housing


Bike-Friendly Housing

Use this group to offer and seek bike-friendly housing (rentals, roomates, etc.). Bike-Friendly housing is space that is of special amenability to cyclists.

Location: Chicagoland
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2017

Some examples of bike-friendly housing:

Feel free to post your living opportunity here! Don't forget to note what it is that makes your dwelling especially attractive to cyclists.  Some desirable qualities include:

- safe and secure bicycle storage available
-storage of bicycles in apartment allowed/encouraged
-proximity to other cyclists for social, material, or informational support
-availability of resources for easy maintenance of bicycle lifestyle (e.g. trailers for loan).
-cyclist-owned or occupied

Let's offer and share great living space within the bicycle family.

Discussion Forum

Room Available in Humboldt Park House 1 Reply

Started by T.K. 3.5 mi. Last reply by T.K. 3.5 mi Dec 18, 2013.

Looking for room or roommate(s) for bike-centric living 2 Replies

Started by T.K. 3.5 mi. Last reply by T.K. 3.5 mi May 31, 2013.

2 blocks from Working Bikes-- new rehab-- avail on/after Dec 1 (rented, thanks) 5 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Nov 26, 2013.

Apt hunting 1 Reply

Started by Mike Zumwalt. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Sep 11, 2013.

Pilsen 3 BR

Started by h' Zerocats Feb 8, 2012.

Looking for Logan Square, Sept. 2 Replies

Started by Pete Fein. Last reply by h' Zerocats Aug 28, 2011.

3 bed 2 bath in west town / $700 2 Replies

Started by igz. Last reply by igz Aug 29, 2011.

2 Blocks from Working Bikes-- 2BR, $550/mo 3 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Feb 8, 2014.

Bright, roomy 2-BR, Boulevard View, 24th/Marshall- $750/mo 2 Replies

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Sep 12, 2014.

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Comment by igz on July 9, 2013 at 2:24am

as some of you may have heard, we are loosing our home to make way for condos.  we were given 30 days notice, and trying for an extension, but we need to be out very soon.  please let Kellie and me know of any options you may hear of.  there are 3 of us total, will be increasing to 4. and of course there are two pups. and about a million bikes.  a budget of about $2000 for now. thanks in advance!

Comment by John Stoner on June 24, 2012 at 3:09pm

still got two units ready for sale.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on June 23, 2012 at 4:28am

John Stoner - Good call on the Hub! Anything still available?

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on June 23, 2012 at 4:28am

Brianna - Did you find something?  If not, I have a room for rent if you can wait till August 1st in my house. email me at julie at

Comment by Brianne W on May 27, 2012 at 11:48am

Hi! I'm looking for either a 1-bedroom apartment or a friendly roommate to search for a place together by July 1. My budget is at most $700 a month for my share (before utilities), and I'd like to be somewhere on or near the blue line.

If you have any leads, please let me know! Thanks!

Comment by John Stoner on May 21, 2012 at 7:57am

We have a couple possibilities down at the Hub! We have one 1 bedroom opening at the end of June, and a studio opening too. The studio folks are open to moving to the 1 bedroom if you want their space. Dishwasher, new furnaces, plumbing, hardwood floors, lots of basement storage, lots of bike tools available, welding equipment, frequent barbecues and social events, rent-to-buy options... contact me for more details.

Comment by nik was here on May 20, 2012 at 8:00pm

Any bike friendly Studio/1br on the Radar out there? Anyone looking to share a bike friendly space? looking to move in this summer. 

Comment by buddaa38 on April 26, 2012 at 4:20pm

I'll be having an bike friendly apt. June 1st. All remodeled. Ground up lights,plumbing, hardwood floors,etc.. Will be posting pictures A.S.A.P. For more info please contact me at: / #1-847-902-5668.

Comment by Tonya L. Johnson on June 19, 2011 at 6:17am

H3N3 thanks for the suggestion.  I've never heard of that company. I don't have the skill set to build it myself but I think that's a great idea. 


Sophs, I'm interested in the rack that you have. Please send me a pic at  Thanks for responding.

Comment by h' Zerocats on June 17, 2011 at 4:41pm

That's really cool that you want to do this.

Affordable is a tough one-- a subjective term, so maybe this works for you.  There are a number of options for sale by Barco:

You'll want to secure them really well, such that you would have to make a hell of a lot of noise to rip them out.  Be aware that most thieves carry cable cutters so you'll still want the bikes locked with U-locks even inside your "safe" space.


If it were me I'd consider making something myself with at least 1" galvanized steel, and flanges/fittings (and a little quick spot-welding here and there.)



Also consider UV metal arts-- Uvie might me willing to whip you up something cheaper than Barco. His workspace is at 37th/Morgan.



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