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Cyclists will be able to sign up this week for Chicago’s bike-sharing program

Updated: May 27, 2013 2:31PM

Cyclists will be able to sign up this week for the city’s new bike-sharing program, which will give members access to bicycles throughout the city.

Over the next year, some 4,000 Divvy bicycles — painted blue to match the stripes on the Chicago flag — will be available at 400 locations.

Members can purchase a 12-month membership for $75 or a daily pass for $7. The memberships will go on sale at later this week at a time yet to be determined, said Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman Bill McCaffrey.

The membership gives users a personal key that will unlock bikes at stations throughout the city beginning sometime in June.

The city debuted the Divvy bicycles during Sunday’s annual “Bike the Drive” event, where Lake Shore Drive was closed to vehicle traffic for cyclists.

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