The 40 Top Bike Friendly Campuses


Several universities promote biking as a safe and healthy alternative means of transportation. As university communities seek to encourage biking among students, staff, and faculty and strive to improve the overall health and well-being of the campus community, biking is quickly rising to the top as a means of transportation, a way to stay fit and reduce carbon footprints. These 40 Best Colleges for Biking, chosen for cycling options, bike paths, free/value of biking, awards and other relevant features, demonstrate dedication in promoting cycling on and on campus and embracing cyclists at all ability levels.


For this ranking, our research team tallied points based upon the following factors:

* Campus Bike Challenges/Awareness
* Campus Bicycling Clubs/Teams
* Various Bicycling Classes/Degree Paths
* How the campus integrates bicycling into convenience and ease for students
* Miles of campus bike path.

Each of these factors were broken out by points, with the tie-breaking nod given to the campus with the largest total number of bike paths.

40. Duke University

Duke University

Duke University provides opportunities for students to register as either a full-time or part-time bike commuter. The Bike Share Program offers bike rentals for a nominal annual fee. Several biking opportunities keep cycling enthusiasts active throughout the year for fun and sport as Duke strives to achieve climate neutrality by 2024.

Bike Duke provides information to bikers such as how to maintain your bike, where to shower, where to lock up your bike and other biking information. Duke Cycling takes social rides, provides race season training and offers videos to help members learn more about biking.

39. Yale University

Yale University

Yale University offers 50 shared-use bicycles in partnership with Zagster. Zagster provides cruiser-style bikes, “registration and reservation software and maintenance services.” Take the Bike Safety class to receive $20 off the annual $30 Zagster membership fee and a free bike helmet. Enjoy a bike rental free for the first four hours, $3.00 each additional hour, with a maximum charge of $24 daily.

The Y-Bike Program boasts over 600 members and was featured on the cover of “The Parking Professional.” Holly Parker, Director of Sustainable Transportation Systems at Yale stated that 39 percent of members indicated that their bike share trips replaced car trips.
Bike commuters can take the Bicycle Safety Training Class or Traffic Skills 101 class to improve their cycling skills. Other classes offer credits, such as the Smart City Cycling Skills Class.

Yale’s Cycling Team participates in regular competitions, group rides and events for men and women. The team offers skills clinics, mechanical workshops, training events and socializing opportunities. The Cycling Team consider themselves “brought together by a passion for bikes, racing, exercise, and community.”

38. University of Utah

University of Utah

University of Utah points to the fact that biking is “virtually cost-free and allows much closer access to your destination,” than driving. The University of Utah is currently working on a Bicycle Master Plan to establish a network of bicycle route throughout the campus to improve cycling access around the campus area. The University of Utah Cycling Club enjoys a social media presence and embraces cycling for sport and competition.

37. University of San Diego

University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is the only area university to achieve the Bicycle Friendly University designation, winning at the bronze level. USD works consistently to encourage campus community members to consider biking to save money and “help reduce our carbon footprint.”
USD Outdoor Adventures sponsors biking events and activities throughout the school year, with details of upcoming group rides and activities published well in advance

36. Michigan State University

Michigan State University

MSU Bikes serves the biking community at Michigan State University. The MSU Bikes mission is to “encourage bicycling and provide the accessibility, support, and education necessary to make bicycling an option for the MSU Community.” MSU Bikes provides bike repairs and maintenance, bike rentals and bicycles for sale. MSU Bikes works with campus planners to improve bicycle infrastructure. The organization also supports safe and fun bicycling culture through advocacy and education.

MSU Cycling promotes cycling, both recreationally and competitively. MSU Cycling encourages anyone with a passion for cycling to join.

35. University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

The nationally-recognized Wildcat Wheels Bike Library provides free bike rentals to students and staff. Get bike repairs through Wildcat Wheels or at one of the campus bike repair stations. Several air stations keep bike riders on the road instead of in a repair shop when a flat occurs. If you do not know how to repair your own bike, the Mobile Bike Shop provides bike maintenance, clinics and workshops on the UK campus.

The University of Kentucky just started a new program that encourages students to donate their bicycles at the end of the term rather than just abandoning it on campus. Bikes go to a foster care program or other agencies. The UK Cycling and Triathlon Team compete in competitions and maintains an active social media presence.

34. University of California Davis

University of California Davis

The University of California Davis Bicycle Program works to encourage and maintain biking as an important mode of transportation, on and off-campus. The Bicycle Program accomplishes this by providing a safe, secure and efficient cycling environment.

Bicycle safety, advice and information from the UC Davis Bicycle Coordinator explains details such as choosing a bike and bicycling rules and regulations. Designated as the nation’s first “Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Community,” UC Davis consistently works to improve biking on campus. The Davis Bike Club promotes the safe, fun and healthy use of bikes with members participating in activities such as group rides and competitions. The UC Davis Co-ed Cycling Team, on the other hand, participates in the USA Cycling Collegiate Cycling Program racing competitions.

33. Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University requires bike riders to take the online bike safety tutorial and quiz prior to registering their bike on campus to further their knowledge of bicycle safety. OSU encourages bicyclists to “Ride safe, ride smart and enjoy the great cycling here on the campus of Oklahoma State University!”

The OSU Cycling Club does not just embrace students, but also welcomes faculty and staff, alumni, and Stillwater residents. OSU’s Cycling Club welcomes cyclists at every level and feels that “in order to increase and sustain the Healthy Campus initiative lead by First Lady Hargis, cycling must be at the top of the list.” Members work to promote safe cycling on campus. The OSU Cycling Club also supports its competitive men’s and women’s cycling team that races in the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference.

32. Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

At the Hokie Bike Hub cyclists have access to tools and resources to service and repair bicycles. Bike-themed workshops enable biking enthusiasts to learn how to care for their bike and learn cycling safety tips.

The Virginia Tech Cycling Team, made up of both undergraduate and graduate students, is a club sports team focused on improving the biking community and competing in racing events.

31. Harvard University

Harvard University

New bike racks and repair stations help expand bicycling benefits for students and faculty biking to class or around campus. Harvard made a “major investment in the Hubway bike-sharing network by supporting the installation of 12 stations in Boston and Cambridge.”
In naming Harvard a silver-level Bicycle Friendly University, Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Cyclists said that Harvard recognizes the small steps necessary to make bicycling a safe, easy commuting option.

In 2012, 17 percent of commuters biked to campus, and the numbers continued to grow. The Harvard University Cycling Association is a student-run club for cyclists of all levels. HUCA competes in local, regional and national events. The Hubway and Departmental bike share programs make access to bicycles easy and convenient. Thousands of bike racks and online interactive preferred bike routes add to the convenience of biking at and around Harvard.

QuadBikes is the campus non-profit full-service bike repair shop. QuadBikes offers new and used bikes and accessories for sale. The unique Bike Benefit Act allows bicycle commuter employees to receive up to $20 a month for costs associated with the purchase, improvement, and storage.

30. The Ohio State University

Ohio State University

Ohio State University advocates bike-riding as a transportation alternative, explaining that
“everyone benefited from lessened traffic congestion and lowered carbon monoxide emissions.”
The Bike Share program allows students the opportunity to rent a bicycle by paying a one-time, annual fee or by renting by the hour. One great feature of the OSU Bike Share is that the first 700 students, staff or faculty registering each year receive a free bike helmet, valued at $45.

Sharrow is the short version of “shared lane bicycle marking,” featuring a bicycle symbol and two white chevrons to remind motorists that bicyclists use the full lane. OSU incorporated sharrows on-campus as part of the campus effort to make OSU safe for multiple modes of travel on and around the OSU campus. The City of Columbus also incorporated sharrows on streets near campus and some downtown locations.

29. Colorado State University

Colorado State University

The League of American Bicyclists named Colorado State University the second Most Friendly Bicycle Friendly State in the U.S. and CSU a Silver Bicycle Friendly University.
The Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program (BEEP) provides several on-campus bike fix stations, educates bicyclists and enforces rules of the road for bike riders. The CSU Rams Cycling Team welcomes both new and seasoned pro bike riders. Cyclists compete in a number of cycling events. However, members of the Cycling Club do not have to compete in races or events.
Colorado State University points out that biking creates no pollution, improves health and provides a flexible commuting option.

28. Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Starter Bikes is a collaborative effort between the Georgia Tech Students Organizing for Sustainability and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Volunteers refurbish donated and abandoned bikes to turn them into starter bikes for students and members of the community seeking reliable low-cost transportation. Sell your bike back for the original cost minus a rental fee.

Georgia Tech maintains BikeGT, an information resource for Georgia Tech bike riders. Georgia Tech is in the working stages of a Campus Bike Master Plan. The Georgia Tech Cycling Team competes in the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference and has riders across all disciplines.

27. University of Iowa

University of Iowa

Committed to making the campus community bike-friendly, UoI points out that biking is a means of reliable and environmentally-friendly travel and also saves money. Take a quick quiz on the site to see if you know about bike safety or whether you need a refresher in bicycle safety. Completing the quiz earns you a discount coupon to a local bike shop. Students rent bikes on a daily basis through the Outdoor Rental Center.

The University of Iowa offers classes in cycling through the Recreational Services Department. Participants completing biking classes successfully receive credits for the course(s).
The University of Iowa Cycling Club promotes safe bicycling, offering cycling maps and bicycling awareness information. Members participate in activities and competitive racing events.

26. James Madison University


At James Madison University, cyclists can rent a bike from the Adventure Program bike-share program. JMU received the bronze level Bicycle Friendly University award for its efforts in making JMU more bike-friendly, noting that “Bicycling is booming, and more and more young people are getting on their bikes instead of in their cars.” JMU works in conjunction with the City of Harrisonburg to build key connections to bicycle lanes that approach campus.
The JMU Cycling Team provides a casual community for bicycling as well as training and cycling competition.

25. Boise State University

Boise State University

The Cycle Learning Center Bike Shop at Boise State focuses on promoting biking as a means of
developing and maintaining healthy and sustainable lifestyles and transportation option. Offering biking education, repair, a self-service station, bicycle rental and sales, the CLC is a silver-level Bicycle Friendly business.

The Bronco Biking Class is a free bike-commuting class that teaches rules of the road for biking and best practices for cyclists. The Lunch Shift Class is a free bicycle maintenance class that teaches the basics of bicycle maintenance and emergency road repairs. Mountain bike riders can take advantage of the MTN Mondays bike ride around Boise bike trails.

24. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska Lincoln

UNL offers bike rentals to students and faculty on a daily, weekly, weekend or semester basis. The UNL Bike Shop provides affordable bicycle assembly and repairs to the UNL community. Several classes and social activities such as “Rule the Road,” along with biking activities such as “Ice Cream Ride” keep UNL biking community active and busy.
The UNL Cycling Team participates in group rides and other activities as well as competitive racing.

23. Arizona State University

Arizona State University

ASU is a gold-level Bicycle Friendly University, with over 15,000 people riding bikes to and from campus each day. The campus Parking and Transit Services Helmets and Headlights program sells helmets, headlights, and tail lights as well as U-locks for 50 percent off retail price.
The Bike Co-Op provides students with the “tools and instruction they need to keep their bikes running smoothly and efficiently.” Students take advantage of several free services such as free tune-ups or flat repairs, free bike rental for weekly or semester check-out, free tutorials on bike maintenance and other services.

The ASU Cycling Club prides itself on a shared interest in cycling. The USA Cycling-Sanctioned collegiate club welcomes all types of bike riders, from mountain bikes to BMX riders. The Cycling Club strives to have fun yet possesses competitive spirit during cycling races. ASU Cycling nearly doubled its membership in a one-year period.

22. University of Oregon

University of Oregon

The UO Bike Program mission is to “inspire student learning and foster an inclusive community through bicycling for transportation, fun, and adventure.” The Bike Program aims to provide a campus bicycle support network, which includes bike rentals, resources, trips, events, and classes.

The University of Oregon bicycle rental program charges $10 for a one-day rental or $15 for a bike trip rental which includes a pump, emergency repair kit, and bike bags. Bike rentals for the term cost $30. The DIY Maintenance Shop offers staff to assist with bicycle repairs, internet access and “how to” bike repair books. The Mountain Bike Ride Guide provides a guide to biking in and around the county.

UO received a gold rating award from the League of American Bicyclists, leading to the UO suggestion to leave the car at home and bike around campus “in style.”

21. Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

The Carnegie Mellon “Heels on Wheels” program launched in 2011 due to efforts of a group of engineering students dedicated to encouraging members of the campus community to bike to class and work. The efforts paid off in 2012 when the mechanical engineering department received the bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business national award. In addition to promoting cycling, students set up a bicycle repair shop. Student Billy Epting estimates that he saved over 1,920 pounds of carbon dioxide by biking to class as well as $800 cash savings.

The Carnegie Mellon Cycling Club rides throughout the Pittsburgh area. The Cycling Club also maintains a social media presence. The new Jared L. Cohen University Center includes a cycling studio as part of the 62,000 square foot addition.

20. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bikes on Campus

Bikes on Campus

UWM promotes biking year-round, noting the benefits to the environment and the health of bike riders. Efforts of the Bike Advisory Task Force, created in 2012 resulted in recommendations to make UWM a more bike-friendly campus. The BAT offered the benefits of making UWM more bike friendly, including the fact that it will attract more students and employees to UWM, will enhance the quality of life on campus and encourages health and wellness of students, staff, and faculty.

Bicycle racks, bike lockers, air-filling stations, a Fix-It station and shower facilities helps to make biking around campus easy and fun. The UWM Cycling Team participates in the National Bike Challenge.

19. University of Washington

University of Washington

The University of Washington offers Bike Commuting 101 to familiarize students with details regarding finding the right bike, biking on and around campus, required and optional accessories and planning your route. Instructors from the Cascade Bicycle Club teach bike, classes. UW also features links to bicycle information videos. In addition to over 5,000 campus bike rack parking locations, UW offers bike rooms, bike lockers and bike houses for added security and convenience.

The Husky Cycling Club gives biking enthusiasts added an opportunity to enjoying biking, socializing with other biking enthusiasts and competitive racing. Take cycling classes at UW to achieve your maximum potential as a cyclist or to just learn biking basics.

18. Pomona College

Back to school 8-24-11.

Back to school 8-24-11.

Pomona takes pride in its sustainability efforts, including the Green Bikes program. Green Bikes, located on-campus, is a student-run, sustainable maintenance and repair bicycle shop. Green Bikes hosts several bicycle-related workshops and related outreach events aimed at promoting the development of an on-campus biking community. Another great feature of Green Bikes that makes it quite attractive is that Green Bikes provides 200 students a free bicycle for the entire semester, with parts and service included. Green Bikes also permits students to check out a bicycle on a short-term basis.

17. Cornell University

Cornell University

In 1991, the Cornell Office of Transportation Services initiated the Cornell Bikeway Project to produce groundwork for a bicycle transportation master plan. Since then, several initiatives contributed to encouraging biking at Cornell.

Cornell University offers two courses in biking. The Bike Touring class enables students to “learn the ins and outs of bike touring,” while learning about route planning, bike safety, and other relevant information. Students participate in an overnight bike tour.
The Mountain Biking course instructs students on riding single and double track trails, to grind up hills and explore local trails. Students learn to get the most out of mountain biking through other course features.

The Cornell University Police Bike Patrol provides bicycling education. Campus officers on bike patrol are certified Police Cyclists through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA).

Cornell biking enthusiasts participate in events teaching bike safety to kids in the community. Cornell “endorses bicycling as a healthful, environmentally sound, economical, and congestion-reducing alternative to automobile travel to, from, and around campus.”

16. University of Virginia

University of Virginia

The UBike Program at the University of Virginia is a simple, easy to understand, easy to access bike share program that allows students to reserve a bike via the Social Bikes mobile app and return the bike to any hub location. Rent for the period you need at the rate of $3.00 an hour or up to a yearly rental at just $60 for students, staff and faculty members.
The Bike Fix-It Station allows bike riders to make bicycle adjustments or repairs. The U.Va bookstore also sells basic bicycle maintenance items. U.Va notes that “Encouraging the use of bicycles by members of the University community underscores the value of biking as an environmentally sound mode of transportation as well as the need to educate persons about the rights of those on bicycles.” The Cycling Club at U.Va is a recreational and competitive cycling club.

15. University of Louisville

University of Louisville

The University of Louisville has the distinction of the “Most bicycle-friendly University in Kentucky.” When awarded the silver award as a bicycle-friendly university in 2013, that distinction was the highest ranking for any Kentucky university.

Committed to sustainability, the University of Louisville encourages students to discover the benefits of biking. UoL provides fun biking opportunities, such as “Pedal with the President,” where students participate in a 30-minute bike ride with the University of Louisville President. UoL also provides opportunities for students to sign up for the National Bike Challenge.

To encourage biking, the University of Louisville features a unique program. Students, staff and faculty willing to forego a parking permit for at least two years can complete an application to receive a $400 voucher to an area bike shop. The campus bike share program allows students to check out a bike, helmet and lock for a free one-day rental.

14. Penn State University

Penn State University

Before you start riding, make sure you become aware of the Penn State Bicycle Rules & Regulations. If your bike needs repair, stop at one of the four campus Fix-It bicycle repair locations.

The Penn State Cycling Club considers itself “a student-powered organization,” seeking to improve cycling opportunities for cyclists at all performance and interest levels. The club rides the trails nearly every day and takes weekly group cycling rides. The Penn State Cycling Club maintains a social media presence and suggests that “limits are for those that don’t ride bikes.”

13. Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Georgetown recognizes the benefits of biking as a means of maintaining a healthier lifestyle and promoting a healthier planet. Georgetown is a bronze-level winner Bicycle Friendly University and a silver level winner Bicycle Friendly Community.

Approximately five percent of Georgetown commuters get to campus by bicycle. Since students are not allowed to bring their personal car to campus, biking offers a great alternative. If you do not have your own bike, get one through the Capital Bikeshare program. The Office of Sustainability pioneered the new on-campus bike rental program, HoyaCycles, which allows students to rent a bicycle throughout the academic year. Join the Georgetown University Cycling Team to meet other students interested in biking. The Office of Sustainability offers student internships related to Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives.

12. Texas Tech University

Texas Tech

Bike Tech is a collaboration between the Texas Tech University Student Government Association and the Texas Tech Outdoor Pursuits Center in an effort to make the campus more bike-friendly. Obtain bike information, rent a bike or make repairs on your bicycle.

Students can also take advantage of the free air stations, get free tube sealant and patch kits. If you do not know how to repair your bike, the full-service Bike Shop is conveniently located on campus to make most types of repairs for you. Texas Tech makes getting around campus a breeze for bike riders with regulations that permit riding your bicycle in bike lanes, streets, and some campus sidewalks. Texas Tech gives a link to the Lubbock Bike Path map for cyclists when biking off campus.

Some students elect to join the West Texas Cycling Association to take advantage of biking events, competitions and socializing. At the beginning of each school year, Texas Tech hosts “Rec Fest,” an opportunity for students to participate in fun recreational events. The event features a bike trip and opportunities for students to learn “all of the opportunities that bikers have on campus to maintain and service your bike.”

Join the Texas Tech Cycling Team to meet fellow cycling enthusiasts, take bike tours and participate in cycling events and competitions. If you miss a meeting, stay up-to-date by visiting the Texas Tech Cycling Team Facebook page.

11. New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

The New Mexico State University Cycling Club demonstrates its competitiveness by posting top weekly finishers in the categories of distance, longest ride and climbing competitions. Several biking trips keep cycling enthusiasts busy exploring nearby trails and discovering opportunities for adventure during planned biking events. There is no need to worry if you do not have your own bike. You can rent a mountain bike for a day or by the week at the on-campus Outdoor Center.

The full-service NMSU Bike Shop assists the campus community with bicycle maintenance and services. Bike clinics such as “How to Fix a Flat Tire” keep biking enthusiasts knowledgeable about biking.

10. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Minnesota Twin Cities points out that biking “benefits everyone from the reduced traffic congestion to the lowered carbon monoxide emissions and cleaner air.” Enjoy several miles of bike paths, by either riding your own bike or by renting a single speed bicycle from The Outdoor Center, with winter storage included.

The campus Wednesday Night Bike Ride event takes cyclists on weekly tours around town, exploring bike trails, sampling area food, and exploring the city. The Mountain Bike Basics Day Trip class gives instruction on mountain biking and the basics of bike handling. Price includes the use of a mountain bike and helmet.

The UoM Twin Cities Cycling Team is a recreational and competitive cycling group and USA Cycling licensed collegiate racing team in the North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference, which the team won at the team level for 16 years.

9. Clemson University

Clemson University

Clemson University not only offers bike paths for students and faculty but also features the Bicycle Research Team. The Bicycle Research Team focuses on its mission to “improve bicycling opportunities through research and service.” The team focuses on physical aspects of cycling and increasing knowledge related to economic and social costs of bicycling. The Bicycle Research Team meets regularly to collaborate on current projects and consider future projects and research.

Clemson features 875 bike trails on its campus map. Consider joining the Clemson University Cycling Team to enjoy further biking.

8. California State Long Beach

First day of Classes Kara McKinley locking her bike

California State Long Beach takes pride in “promoting sustainable transportation options.” For cyclists new to biking or who need a refresher, Cal State – Long Beach offers free classes in bicycle safety.

The CSULB Parking and Transportation Services Department offers Traffic Skills 101 (TS 101). The fast-paced course gives bike riders skills and confidence to safely ride in traffic or on bike trails. Basic mechanics, drivers ed for cyclists and how to take evasive maneuvers to avoid crashes are just a few course features. The campus community also benefits from free bicycle safety checks and Fix-It Clinics provided by JAX bicycle mechanics.

The League of American Bicyclists awarded CSULB two national awards. The University is proud of the silver “Bicycle Friendly University” award and the gold award for “Bicycle Friendly Business.” The bike path map not only features designated on-campus bike paths but displays bike routes throughout the city. Students contribute to CSULB sustainable transportation efforts and save on the costs of gas and parking when biking.

7. Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University

As a 2013 bronze-level winner of the Bicycle Friendly Universities Award, ODU prides itself on “taking steps to make riding safer and more comfortable for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.” ODU features the Bike ODU bike sharing program. Each bike rental comes with U-lock, helmet and basket, and is available for up to a one-week rental period.

ODU recognizes the benefits of biking, including decreasing carbon emissions, creating a sense of community and increasing physical activity. If you own your own bike, take advantage of the ODU free bicycle registration. The Norfolk area promotes efforts towards creating a bike-friendly city through its “We Roll Together” campaign, educating bike riders and motorists on biking rules of the road safety, making biking at the ODU campus community an attractive transportation option.

6. University of Vermont

University of Vermont

The University of Vermont recognizes the benefits of cycling and fully supports cycling as a transportation alternative. The UVM Transportation Department purchased 25 new bike racks in 2015 to accommodate the growing number of UVM bike riders.

Some halls contain inside bike rooms, giving building residents the opportunity to sign out a bike room key at the main desk in their building. As a silver-level Bicycle Friendly University, UVM promotes cycling through its Bicycle User’s Group (BUG) Bike Share program and the campus rental program.

The UVM Cycling Team accommodates the needs and goals of all team members, whether a team member wants to learn fundamentals of cycling or to become a champion, cyclist. UVM is a member of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. Competitive racing recently paid off for the UV Cycling team when the team dominated at a national finals event.

5. Columbia University

Columbia University

Columbia has been recognized the health and recreational benefits of biking and developed a study to “help map bike-commuting air quality.” Public safety officers issue bike locks at discounted rates and educate bicyclists on safety and regulations.

A bronze level Bicycle Friendly University, Columbia University students, may also participate in the Columbia University Cycling Team. The cycling team “competes in collegiate and USCF races and is open to full-time students of Columbia University.”

4. Temple University

Temple University

Temple University features several tempting biking opportunities including a free bike to breakfast event to help promote a biking culture. Bicycle safety classes help educate students on biking safety.

The Urban Riding Basics year-round course gets riders comfortable with riding and teaches maintenance and basics of biking regulations. Cyclists enjoy discounts on cycling gear and accessories. The Temple Cycling Club organizes mainly for recreation. Any student can sign up to participate.

3. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

People enjoy the outdoors in the quad. Spring 2004

People enjoy the outdoors in the quad. Spring 2004

As a silver-level Bicycle Friendly University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill promoted safety first and developed a Bicycle Master Plan “with the goal of making cycling an integral part of UNC culture.” The University strives to improve biking on and around campus, create connecting bike routes throughout the campus and fund biking improvement efforts. UNC-Chapel Hill features biking maps to educate riders on biking locations.

Bike riders participating in the Commuter Alternative Program have opportunities to win prizes and enjoy discounts for choosing to forego the parking permit. The Tar Heels Bikes, the campus bike share program, allows students and faculty to check out bikes for rental.

2. Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University that promotes biking on campus as “an exceptional environment where bicycling can thrive.” If you need to learn biking skills, Stanford offers classes to accommodate even those who have no biking experience.
The Bike Shop offers bike repair clinics. If you receive a bicycle citation, you can take the Bike Safety & Bike Diversion Class. The cycling team promotes safe, recreational cycling and participates in regular competitions. Stanford features 38 miles of backpaths around campus and comes in at #2 on our ranking.

1. University of Texas – Austin

University of Texas at Austin

Our number one bike friendly campus is The Univeristy of Texas – Austin. Biking is a popular transportation option at the University of Texas-Austin. UT Austin strives to reduce traffic congestion and continually works on improving biking for the campus community. Bike Fix-It Stations and bike pumps are located throughout the campus. UT-Austin also boats 40 miles of bike paths around the sprawling campus.

The Kickstand, the University Bike Hub is a one-stop-shop for all biking needs. The Cage is the University of Texas Austin community bike shop, staffed by volunteers. Rent a bike on a daily basis or for the entire semester. UT Cycling is a recreational and competitive team, taking regular group trips and participating in racing events.