Before you ride on campus remember to:
Register your bike online!
If a bike appears to be abandoned, was locked to something other than a bike rack, impedes disability access or any kind of traffic flow, your bike may be impounded. Registered impounded bikes are held for 90 days, and non-registered impounded bikes for 60 days. The easiest way to claim a lost, stolen or impounded bike is through registration records. Register your bike at either of our two bike stations. (Near the UMC, and Folsom Station near Engineering.)
University campuses can be a target for thieves. Following a few common sense guidelines can help keep your bike safe.
Consider getting a “beater” bike for campus use. A good thief can break through any lock given enough time. Having a bike just for commuting can save you the heartbreak and headache of losing a good bike.
The Bike Program is your one-stop shop for all things related to biking at CU. Operated by Parking & Transportation Services and the Environmental Center, the CU Bike Stations offer mechanic assistance, Buff Bike 2-day free rentals (free to faculty, staff and students!), and semester rentals.
Bike stations on campus offers numerous ways to help keep our campus cyclists in the saddle and enjoying the campus and Boulder's great environment. We value the bicycle as an effective means of commute and recreation, improving its users' health, mobility and economic vitality.
UMC Bike Station: located at the Northwest corner of the UMC by Hellems Arts and Sciences. (For open hours please check the CU Environmental Center website.)
Folsom Bike Station: located at the southwest corner of the Engineering Center. (For open hours please check the CU Environmental Center website.)
Bike Station Services (a few highlights):
Mobile Mechanic appointments will be available during the winter season when the CU Bike Station is closed. In spring, summer and fall, visit the CU Bike Stations for bicycle registration and assistance with basic bike repairs. With the Mobile Mechanic service, make an appointment and a station mechanic will meet you at your bike to help out. This service is for bicycles registered with the University of Colorado, and is available on campus only.
90 Buff Bikes are ready for students and employees to rent. The bikes are single speed cruiser bikes with coaster brakes perfect for riding around campus, riding to lunch or attending an off-campus work meeting. Buff Bikes are available for rent during regular bike station hours.
Rules of rental:
Students, faculty/staff must show valid Buff OneCard. Guest, temporary or other university ID cards require prior approval for eligibility. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Rentals late after 7 days are reported to the CU Police and are subject to collection.
Feel free to contact the bicycle program for questions or comments at email@example.com.
Boulder B-cycle is Boulder’s nonprofit bike-sharing program
Find out how bike sharing works, locations, and how to become a member of Boulder B-Cycle here.
The Boulder City Council has adopted an ordinance to authorize a pilot project allowing electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) on paved multi-use paths, not including paths on Open Space and Mountain Parks lands. On campus we have temporarily adjusted the University of Colorado at Boulder Parking and Traffic Regulations to coincide with the pilot ordinance. This means that on campus e-bikes, as defined in Section I.C.3 of the regulations, are “permitted to be operated on designated multi-use paths on, through, and around the CU Boulder Campus, unless otherwise indicated. In addition, e-bikes may be operated anyplace that a regular bicycle may be operated, EXCEPT that they may only use the electric assist while operated on motor-vehicle facilities (including bike lanes) and on designated multi-use paths. An e-bike operated on any other campus sidewalk may only do so exclusively under human power.” Check out the amended Regulations on the Parking and Transportation Services website, and the City’s pilot ordinance located on the City of Boulder website.