Bikes on South Shore trains to Chicago? We go for a test ride.

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Bikes on South Shore trains to Chicago? We go for a test ride.

For as long as Dorreen Carey has been an avid cyclist — decades, in fact — she recalls how she and fellow bikers have yearned for it: “When will the South Shore allow bikes on its trains?”

Then, as Sunday dawns, she and I along with six others make local bike history. We roll our bikes onto the commuter train for a trip to Chicago, where we take a few hours to ride the city’s ample trails, then come home on the train.

We were testers, trying out the on-board bike racks that won’t become a public amenity until April. South Shore officials invited a select few of us as guinea pigs these past two weekends to look for potential issues. Advocates count the South Shore as the last commuter train in the country to finally permit bikes.

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