Secured, covered bicycle parking is a great option for those using a bicycle to commute to and around campus. The shelters are not for overnight parking.

For the 23/24 academic year, the bike shelters are accessible to anyone with an active Buff OneCard. You do NOT need to apply for access. This is to help alleviate limited bike parking outside the UMC due to the Hellems renovation project.

Bikes are not to be left in the shelter overnight.


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. While the shelters do deter theft, they have been subject to break-ins from time to time. You must lock your bike well and we do not recommend leaving a bike overnight.


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 

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.