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Transportation Center

Bike

bikefriendly

 

Biking is a fun, healthy, and an easy way to get around campus and town. Several Denver bike routes are accessible from DU, and for long trips you can even take your bike on the light rail and buses. To get started, check out the Denver Bike Map and Denver GEARS, a visually interactive mapping resource, designed to promote the bicycling community in the Denver Metro area. Pick up a hard copy Denver Bike Map in the Transportation Center.

Safety: Heads Up!

 Protect yourself and others by following these safety tips:
      • Always be aware of your surroundings
      • Ride your bike as you would drive a car
      • Always obey traffic signals and signs
      • Ride your bike on the street and always ride WITH traffic
      • If you're riding on campus, ride at a safe speed
      • Give audibles like "On your left!" to announce your presence
      • Avoid wearing headphones
      • Use front and rear bike lights 
      • Use hand signals to indicate turns

Bike Registration

Be sure to register and permit your bicycle with Office of Sustainability.  Every June all bikes remaining on Campus are impounded from the bicycle racks. The owners of bikes that are registered on campus with identifiable permit stickers properly placed will be contacted before their bikes are removed. Unclaimed bicycles are then donated to the DU Bikeshare program and local non-profits.  

Registration is free and may be used to help alert bicycle owners to potential problems with their bicycle, or in the recovery process should the bicycle become lost or stolen. To register your bicycle you will need to know the manufacturer, model, and serial number which engraved on the frame of the bicycle. Most serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bike frame in the area of the cylindrical portion of the frame where the pedals are attached. Once you register your bicycle, you will receive a DU registration sticker which may be placed on a visible area of the bicycle.

Bike Parking

U leave it, U lock it!

Parking Services requires all bikes on campus be properly secured to a University of Denver bike rack with a U-lock.  U-locks provide the best option for securing your property and deterring thefts from all Campus areas.  U-locks may be purchased at most retailers offering bicycle accessories.

BIKE Buddies

Find the best way to DU!
Let the Transportation Center pair you up with a bike buddy! A bike buddy is an experienced cyclist from the DU community who lives near you and wants to help people learn the best way to get around on a bike. We know that figuring out how to travel by bike brings up a lot of questions: Which roads do I take? What do I wear? What are the rules of the road? How do I carry everything I need for the day? A bike buddy can help answers these questions. Contact us at du@transolutions.org if you're interested in finding a mentor.  We're also recruiting mentors! If you're an experienced cyclist and want to share your love of biking, contact us at du@transolutions.org.

Bike Fix Stations

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If your bike gets a flat or you need to make a small repair, there are bike fix stations on campus that include a bike work stand with tools and an air pump. The fix stations are located outside of the following buildings:

 

                      • Nagel Hall
                      • Centennial Towers
                      • Anderson Academic Commons
                      • Johnson-McFarlane Hall
                      • Boettcher Center
                      • Driscoll North (coming soon)
                      • Ritchie Center (coming soon)
                      • Bike Mechanic Hours

Is your repair just a bit too big for you to handle?  Student bike mechanics are available to help and listed on the Center for Sustainability Facebook page! 

DU Bike Share

The bike share program is a student-driven, Sustainability Center supported program that aims to provide low cost bike rentals to students to use for the entire quarter. For $20, students are provided with a 10-week bike rental, helmet, and University approved U-lock, as well as a free tune-up. The bike share program is supported in part by the Bikes Together (formerly Park Hill Bike Depot). Find out more about the bike share program.

Showers for Bike Commuters

If you commute to campus by bike and would like to shower upon your, there are many options. Showers are first come, first serve and do not have space to store your personal belongings. Please be courteous and take short showers.

  • Anderson Academic Commons (basement, room 161)
    This shower can be reserved using PioneerWeb. Once logged in, click the "Resources" tab > "Space, Event, and Library Study Room Requests" > click "Campus Space & Event Requests" to enter 25Live. Locate the Anderson Academic Common room 161 Shower to book.
  • Nagel Hall (basement, use stairs near main desk)
  • Ruffatto Hall (4th floor, west side)
  • Ricketson Law Building (4th floor)
  • Facilities Service Center (two located in the main floor bathrooms)
  • Coors Fitness Center (available for members only) 

Local Bike Shops

In addition to the Office of Sustainability bike shop and the Bike Fix Stations, the University provides the list below of local bicycle retailers as part of our participation in Bicycle Friendly University program: