WICKER PARK — A man dressed as a dinosaur was observed cycling through Wicker Park on Sunday while riding a Divvy bike.
Joey Fitzpatrick, who posted photos and videos of the unusual bike share user to her Facebook page, said she saw the creature get on a bike at a Divvy station in the 1900 block of West Division Street.
Fitzpatrick captured a video of the prehistoric beast cycling eastbound, toward Downtown.
"I wish I had recorded him trying to access and then get onto the Divvy bike. I see an accident in this dinosaur's future..." Fitzpatrick posted.
By night time, the costume had apparently deflated, another photo posted by Fitzpatrick shows.
Fitzpatrick said that a man was behind the unusual costume and that the tail was a bit long.
"It was worrisome. He almost crashed. But, I adore how it dragged on the ground," Fitzpatrick said.
In a long thread of Facebook comments, one friend of Fitzpatrick's noticed that the dinosaur's head was not protected."This is how they became extinct. No helmet," the friend said.
In addition to riding a bike, the dinosaur also played billiards at Easybar, 1944 W. Division St., according to Chris Maimonis.
"We had a shot. He was just some guy. He said he biked all the way down to North Ave Beach and back," Maimonis said.
Elliot Greenberger, a spokesman for Divvy, cautioned against wearing costumes while cycling.
"We love the playfulness of seeing a dinosaur on a Divvy, but we'd advise against wearing restrictive clothing like this," Greenberger said. "We encourage our riders to wear clothing that allows them to move freely and see clearly so they can check their blind spots and be aware of pedestrians, moving traffic, meteors, or other causes of extinction."
Since launching in 2013, users of the sky blue rental bikes have taken 9,256,736 trips, Greenberger said.
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