The Divvy bike-sharing program set back-to-back records this past weekend for the number of rides recorded in a day.
The program logged 12,863 rides on Saturday and 16,259 rides Sunday, according to the mayor's office. The prior single-day record was set earlier this month at 12,796 rides, the office said.
Sunday's record came the same day as Bike the Drive, an annual fundraiser that shut down Lake Shore Drive to car traffic for five hours. Temperatures reached 83 degrees at O'Hare International Airport that day.
Divvy riders bought more than 6,900 24-hour passes Sunday, officials said. The previous record of 2,687 passes was set in September of 2013, according to Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for the city.
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