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Bicycle Parking

The Chicago campus bike room offers secure parking for an annual fee of $25. The bike room can accommodate 68 bikes and is located in the Erie Ontario Parking Garage, 321 E. Erie. The bike room is locked, and an authorized Wildcard is required to access it.

Parking Privileges

Northwestern University faculty, staff, students and medical residents are eligible to store a bike during the workday (5 a.m. to midnight) on a first-come, first-served basis.

If capacity exists, Northwestern University may use its sole discretion to allow the public to use the bike room.

How to Enroll

  1. Complete the Bicycle Parking Agreement (pdf).
  2. Bring the agreement to the Chicago Parking Office.
  3. Northwestern will grant enrollment to parties who are eligible. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to students. Upon acceptance, the user will have access to the bike room with their Wildcard.

Bike Owner Responsibilities

Although the bike room has a locked outside door accessible by Wildcard, bike owners are responsible for keeping their bikes locked when placed in the bike room. All bicycles and accessories placed in the bike room shall be placed there at the bike owner's own risk.

The user agrees to leave the room in the same condition as it was found. The bike room is not to be used for any other use outside of storing your own bike.

Shower Facilities

Shower facilities are available free of charge at the Lake Shore Chicago Park District Fitness Center at 808 N. Lake Shore Drive. Visitors must sign in at the front desk. Showering privileges are available year round except during the Fitness Center’s six weeks of summer camps and when the Fitness Center is closed for holidays. 

Note: Showering privileges do not give anyone permission to access other parts of the Fitness Center unless they are a member of Chicago Park District or have a Northwestern intramural card.