Did you know UCLA is a Bike Friendly University? We have a ton of great support services and resources for those of you who bike to and around campus.
Here are the top 10 things to know about biking at UCLA to make your rides fun, safe and convenient:
- In addition to our bike racks, take advantage of the bicycle lockers we have on campus. Rest easy knowing that your bike will be safe and secure while you are at class or the office.
- Grab a Commuter Passport from UCLA Recreation for only $24 for a whole year! The Commuter Passport gives you access to showers in a few different locations on campus. For $60 a year, you can get both shower and locker access. Contact the John Wooden Center for details: (310) 825-3701
- Watch out for great events from UCLA Transportation like Bike to Campus week (coming up next month) and Bike (Re)cycling Day. Join your fellow UCLA bicyclists for fun and freebies. The best way to keep on top of our news and events is to subscribe to this blog and follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
- Keep your bike in prime condition by taking advantage of the three bike repair stations on campus! Blow up your tires, tighten a few screws and take care of your ride.
- Don't forget to walk your wheels in dismount zones. We want to keep our campus safe for everyone.
- Take advantage of UCLA's on-campus Community Bike Center. In addition to repair services, the Community Bike Center also provides maintenance and safety classes.
- Don't have a bike and can't afford to buy one? Or are you curious about bicycling in LA but don't want to commit to purchasing just yet? The UCLA Bike Library might be a perfect option for you. Students can rent a bike from the Library for only $45/quarter! Electric bikes are also available to rent for the same price. Contact the Community Bike Center for availability.
- Connect with fellow student and staff bicyclists. Join a campus bicycling organization that hosts group outings and trips. The Biking Club at UCLA is one--check them out.
- Safety comes first. Remember to always wear your bike helmet and to keep your bike locked at all times. Register your bike and check out these additional bike safety tips from UCPD.
- And lastly, say hello to Mike King! Mike is a Transportation Planner at our office and leads all of UCLA's bicycling programs. If you have any questions about biking at UCLA, drop him a note or leave a comment on one of our blog posts.
And as a bonus tip, if you already bike to UCLA make sure to register for the Bruin Commuter Club to receive great perks and benefits.