I don’t know if this will be normal Grid writing, but it’s important to those who like to bring their bike on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains or rely on it if you have a flat or breakdown.
I noticed a Customer Alert on the Belmont platform today, as well as inside the train. It says:
No bikes allowed on trains during the following times:
The first ban starts at 12:01 AM on Saturday morning (7/2) and ends at 4 AM Sunday morning (7/3).
The second ban starts at 12:01 AM on Monday morning (7/4) and ends at 4 AM Tuesday morning (7/5).
The temporary bans are for “customer safety” during heavy travel periods because of fireworks shows, and to increase capacity on the trains.
Note that bikes on buses ARE allowed at all times.
Go to Can I bring my bike on Metra right now? for Metra’s bike policy and blackout dates for the weekend – bikes are banned until July 5th.