Boulder B-cycle stations on campus make bike sharing more convenient than ever for CU Boulder students and employees.  Boulder B-cycle is a great option for the days you leave your car or bike at home and need a quick way to get around campus, as well as for getting between campuses.

Boulder B-cycle's system of 300 bikes at more than 40 stations around Boulder now includes 12 stations on the CU Boulder campuses, not to mention multiple others around the periphery of campus. Bike sharing provides an eco-friendly, convenient and cost-effective way to connect to public transportation, run errands around town, de-stress and navigate Boulder without worrying about parking, locks or bike maintenance. 

Free CU Boulder Student Membership

Thanks to the Environmental Center, students get unlimited trips for 12 months as long as they are under 60 minutes (an $88 dollar value).

Sign up using the Boulder B-cycle app:

  1. Download the Boulder B-cycle app to set up your account and claim your free CU student pass
  2. Select the “CU Boulder Student” option on the “Get Riding” screen
  3. Be sure you use your @colorado.edu email address when registering
  4. You can use the app to check out and return bikes at any Boulder B-cycle station

Free Faculty and Staff Membership

Sign up using the Boulder B-cycle app:

  1. Download the Boulder B-cycle app to set up your account and claim your free CU faculty/staff pass
  2. Select the “Republic Rider (Annual)” option
  3. Be sure you use your @colorado.edu email address when registering
  4. You have the option to request a membership card, or you can use the app to check out/return bikes without a card
  5. At the bottom of the Review screen, enter the promo code “CURIDES” to bring the annual fee down from $88 to $0
  6. You will be asked to enter a credit card; that will only be used for overtime fees and additional minutes (per minute charges for trips over 90 minutes)

If you don't have access to a mobile phone, you can sign up on the Boulder B-cycle website:

  1. Go to boulderbcycle.org and click “find the pass that works for you”
  2. Select Republic Rider (Annual) pass and click “Start Riding”
  3. Be sure you use your @colorado.edu email address when registering
  4. Enter promocode CURIDES (case-sensitive)
  5. Note: the auto-renewal feature does not process promotion codes (opt out of this feature when registering)
  6. Ensure that your checkout total is $0 before finishing
  7. You will be asked to enter a credit card; that card will only be used for overtime fees and additional minutes (per minute charges for trips over 90 minutes)
  8. Your B-cycle card will be mailed to you
  9. You can always download the Boulder B-cycle app to check out and return bikes without the card

Benefits of Boulder B-cycle

  • A bike when you need one - you get unlimited 90 minute rides each day. Pick up a bike at any Boulder B-cycle station and drop it off at a station near your destination
  • No need to buy a bike - with bike docking stations all across the city, it’s super convenient and easy to access a bike when and where you need one!
  • Connecting to public transit is a breeze - ride to a nearby Boulder B-cycle dock and hop on the bus - no need to lug your bike on/off those bus racks
  • Not a mechanic? Not a problem - Boulder B-cycle handles all the bike fleet maintenance so you don’t have to worry about flats, chains or tune ups
  • Safety-approved -  all bikes have bright front/rear lights and a built in lock on every bike
  • No spandex necessary - Boulder B-cycle bikes have a step-through frame and a comfortable seat, so you don’t have to bring a change of clothes to ride these bikes. Chain guards, fenders and mudflaps and a large front handlebar basket on all the Boulder B-cycle bikes keep your work/school clothes squeaky clean