Published: Sept. 4, 2019

Whether by bike, bus or on foot in Boulder, there are plenty of options for students to get around campus or to nearby destinations:

  1. Take the bus. CU Boulder’s Buff Buses are free shuttles connecting Main Campus to Williams Village and East Campus. No pass needed; just board any one of the three Buff Bus routes. Your RTD student bus pass gives you access to all RTD bus and rail routes, including routes to Denver International Airport. The CU Ski Bus provides subsidized service to Ikon and EPIC resorts along I-70 from Fall Break to Spring Break. 

  2. Get the Transit app. Transit makes it easy to track the locations of Buff Buses and RTD buses in real time. Download Transit on Google Play (Android) or the Apple Store (iOS). Once you download the app, select specific routes as favorites to receive service alerts and notifications.

  3. B-Cycle is FREE to students! B-Cycle has 10 bike-sharing docks across campus and more throughout Boulder. Use your email address and select the "CU Boulder Student" option to register for a FREE B-Cycle account through September 2019.

  4. Buff Bikes are available to rent for a day or two. Buff Bikes are available for students and employees to rent. The bikes are single speed bikes perfect for riding around campus, riding to lunch or attending an off-campus work meeting. Buff Bikes are available for rent (for one 48-hour checkout period) at both of the CU Bike Stations during regular bike station hours.

  5. Carsharing is a great alternative to owning a car. There are a variety of carshare vehicles available on campus and throughout central Boulder. 

    • Zipcar: Membership for Zipcar is going up on September 1, so sign up now and lock in 2019 rates. Join now for $15 for your first year.

    • eGo CarShare: CU students save money by using promo code CUWEB. Just apply with the promo code using your email and have a $25 driving credit added to your eGo CarShare account. Join eGo Car Share.

  6. Check out CU Bike Fest. Head to Farrand Field on September 10 for an introduction to CU’s bike community with bike-related freebies, t-shirt making, and more! The Bike Program will have over 100 refurbished bikes for sale for either $100 or $160. 

  7. CU Boulder’s campus map helps you get around. Find the best routes for rolling or walking through and around campus. You can save a link to the map on your smartphone home screen and use it like an app. Find the campus map here.

  8. Use CU NightRide at night. Looking for a safe ride on campus or within Boulder city limits? CU NightRide provides FREE night-time transportation for CU students, faculty and staff. Get their TapRide App for iOS and Android to request a ride. 

  9. Report close calls and near misses. If you’re injured or your property damaged due to a collision on campus, please contact CU police dispatch at 303-492-6666. If you were involved in a close-call incident on campus, but don't fit the guidelines for contacting CUPD, filling out the city of Boulder’s close call incident form helps identify trouble transportation spots on and off campus.

  10. Get PIPs, get rewards. Get the PIPs Rewards app and earn Positive Impact Points (PIPs) for riding the bus (when you turn location services on) or your bike (pick up a QR code at one of the Bike Stations). There are many more ways to earn and PIPs can be redeemed for great gift cards or even a scholarship toward tuition. Download PIPs Rewards for iOS or Android and make sure to choose ‘CU Boulder’ under ‘sign in to your community,’ then sign in with your Identikey.