Bicycling is a fun, healthy and 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, a visually interactive mapping resource designed to promote bicycling in the Denver Metro area.

We also offer extensive campus resources to keep your bike secure and well-maintained.

Bicycle Registration

Be sure to register and permit your bicycle through your Parking Services Account. Registration is free and may be used to alert bicycle owners to potential problems with their bicycle, or help 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 you'll find 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 should be placed on a visible area of the bicycle.

Every June, all unregistered bikes remaining on Campus are impounded from the bicycle racks. The owners of bikes that are registered on campus with identifiable permit stickers will be contacted before bikes are removed. Bicycles will be held for 90 days. To retrieve a bicycle that has been impounded, contact Campus Safety at 303-871-2334. Unclaimed bicycles are donated to local non-profits or sold at auction.

Bicycle Safety

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Always wear a helmet
  • 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
  • Always properly lock your bicycle



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