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Center for Sustainability

Center for Sustainability


Reducing carbon-emissions through facilitating alternative transportation methods is a big part of the DU sustainability goals. Check out the on and off-campus resources you can utilize to make your commute to work a little more sustainable:

PioGears Bike Shop

Piogears Bike Shop provides on campus fixes free to anyone with a DU ID and a registered bike. Complicated work will not be accepted, but will be referred to Campus Cycles or other local shops and any parts required must be paid for by the bike owner. Visit the Piogears Underground bike shop in the basement of Nagel Hall for bicycle repairs. The hours for Piogears Underground can we found on their Facebook page.

Register your bike

Do you ride your bike to campus? Please register it to help prevent theft. This is an annual process managed through Parking and Mobility Services.

Transportation Education Classes

The Center for Sustainability offers bike commuting and mechanics classes quarterly.  For dates and registration, look for announcements on our facebook site and various campus list servs.

Are you interested in learning how to repair your own bike? Bike mechanic classes are offered by the Piogears Underground bike shop in partnership with Bikes Together (the Bike Depot). 

Bike to Work Breakfasts

Bike to Work Breakfasts occur every other week during Fall and Spring quarters and once-a-month during Winter quarters. These events encourage alternative modes of transportation such as biking, the light rail or walking. Located across from the Anderson Academic Commons, the stations are equipped with prizes and a breakfast consisting of bagels, juices, fruit and coffee. Check our events page to see when the next Bike to Work Breakfast will be.

Bike Share

The current bike share program is a student-driven, Center-supported program that aims to provide low cost bike rentals to students to use for the entire quarter. For $25 a quarter plus a $100 deposit or $75 a year plus a $100 deposit, students are provided bike rental, and University approved U-lock, as well as free tune-up. Deposits are returned when the bike. The bike share program is supported in part by Bikes Together.

  • How Do I Sign Up?
    • Bikes are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis during the first week of classes to students who arrive in person at the PioGears Underground Bike Shop in the Nagel basement (or at Driscoll Green, weather permitting). There are a limited number of bikes, so interested students should plan to arrive as quickly as possible! Remember, all payment is check or cash only
  • What Are the Bikes Like?
    • There are several styles of bikes. Including Origin-8 Cutler CB and Atlas X-Types, as well as a mix of road, mountain, and single speeds. These bikes are perfect for riding around campus, to the grocery store, and other nearby areas.