Bike commuting to and from the Windy City’s downtown area has increased a whopping 200% since 2005. Plus, thanks to a bike-friendly mayor, former presidential chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Chicago has more than 200 miles of bike lanes and aims to provide a network of 645 miles by 2020. This proves Chicago had been well prepped for the brand new bike-share program that launched on June 28. Riders can utilize 75 stations and 750 available bikes, and by summer’s end there will be 300 kiosks and 3,000 bikes. By spring 2014, the city plans to add another 100 kiosks and 1,000 bikes to the fleet. Businesses can sign up and score discounted annual memberships for employees.
Cost: Annual Membership ($75), 24-Hour Pass ($7); divvybikes.com.