Secured, covered bicycle parking is a great option for those using a bicycle to commute to and around campus. 


Any CU Boulder student or employee with an active Buff OneCard is eligible. Bicycles parked inside, must have a current CU bike registration sticker. The Marine Street ARCE shelter requires a Buff OneCard with RFID capability - look for the symbol on your card. If your card doens't have RFID, swap it our for a new one at the Buff OneCard office. 

The shelters

CU Boulder’s secure bike shelters are shared storage structures with a secure locking system. The shelters protect bikes from adverse weather conditions and deter theft and vandalism. Space in the bicycle shelters is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


University Memorial Center (UMC)

Administrative and Research Center (ARCE) on Marine Street

*For access for the Aerospace shelter, email the Aerospace Administrative Suite Manager at 

How it works:

To sign up for secure bicycle shelter access, please follow the two-step process:

  1. Register your bicycle at one of the CU Bike Stations

  2. Apply for secure bike shelter access

Once you receive confirmation, you’re set!

  1. Access the shelter by either swiping or tapping your Buff One card at the shelter card reader. 

  2. Lock your bike in the shelter by using a high quality U-Lock.

Access Issues and Questions

Contact with questions about shelter access. If you have already been granted shelter access and your card isn't working after hours or on a weekend, please contact the Facilities Operations Service Center at 303-492-5522.