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It’s easy to bike on campus, with free bike registration, winter storage and bike racks on UB Stampede buses. You'll save money on gas — and save time parking.

Register Your Bike for Free

Registering your bike has many advantages such as free winter storage, advance notice of free-tune up events and possible recovery if your bike is ever lost, stolen or impounded.

Bike Sharing Available

If you don’t have a bike, sign up for a bikeshare membership for $10 a year and $2/hour to ride. You will have access to a fleet of blue and white UB branded bikes on campus, as well as the red Reddy bikes in Downtown Buffalo.

Always Ride With Traffic and Follow the Rules of the Road

Learn more about bike safety.

Read New York State bicycling laws.

Park and Lock Your Bike

When locking your bicycle, a U-lock is recommended. Never lock your bicycle by the front wheel only; make sure you include the frame and wheel within the lock. Please do not lock your bike to a tree, sign or light pole; if you do, your bike may be tagged with a reminder to move to the nearest bicycle rack.

UB has bike racks on North and South Campus to support hundreds of bicycles. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) has bike parking from Goodell Street to North Street.

View a List of the Bike Rack Locations

Downtown Campus Bike Rack Locations

Downtown Campus Bike Rack Locations
Campus Details Longitude Latitude Rack Count
RIA -78.868480 42.901899 1
CBLS -78.867631 42.897459 1
EOC and Gateway -78.868715 42.894628 1
EOC and Gateway -78.868571 42.894339 1
955 Main St -78.869237 42.899396 25

North Campus Bike Rack Locations

North Campus Bike Rack Locations
Campus Details Longitude Latitude Rack Count
Flint Right -78.787838 42.997519 1
Flint Right -78.787222 42.997484 1
Flint Right -78.786243 42.997616 1
Governor's -78.794910 43.002119 1
Governor's -78.794911 43.002238 1
Governor's -78.794682 43.002616 1
Governor's -78.794682 43.002600 1
Flint Loop -78.788812 43.000169 1
Baldy (Promenade) -78.787071 43.000521 1
Hadley -78.796032 42.998898 1
Hadley -78.794535 42.997986 1
Hadley -78.794974 42.998895 1
Hadley -78.794593 42.999626 1
Creekside -78.790611 43.010980 1
Ellicott -78.786855 43.008850 1
Ellicott -78.786505 43.007775 1
Ellicott -78.785852 43.009507 9
Ellicott -78.785477 43.009836 1
Ellicott -78.784167 43.009739 1
Ellicott -78.783494 43.008777 1
Ellicott -78.786048 43.007448 1
Ellicott -78.785265 43.007176 1
Ellicott -78.785149 43.007074 1
Ellicott -78.785690 43.005902 1
Ellicott -78.785754 43.005902 1
Ellicott -78.785732 43.005872 1
Computing Center -78.791127 43.001264 1
Cooke -78.791377 42.999657 1
Cooke -78.791481 42.999658 1
Hochstetter -78.790808 42.999661 1
Capen Lower -78.789848 43.001130 1
Capen Upper -78.789144 43.001143 1
Norton -78.788895 43.000904 1
Knox -78.787943 43.000776 1
Park -78.787573 42.999914 1
Baldy -78.786515 43.000521 1
Lockwood -78.785946 43.000405 1
Clemens -78.785203 43.000308 1
Baird -78.784068 42.999719 1
Alumni -78.780302 43.000492 1
South Lake -78.777137 43.002292 1
South Lake -78.776862 43.002332 1
South Lake -78.777103 43.002437 1
Student Union -78.785883 43.001575 2
Bookstore -78.784829 43.002917 1
Davis -78.786819 43.002746 4
Ketter -78.788538 43.002210 1
Beane Center -78.795964 42.994092 1
Hochstetter -78.790712 42.999660 1
Flint Villiage -78.790995 42.997284 1
Furnas -78.787313 43.002025 3
Ketter -78.787919 43.002442 1
Baldy -78.787284 43.000248 1
Alumni -78.782231 43.000252 2
Alumni -78.782324 43.000252 4
Park -78.788548 43.000033 1
Student Union -78.785668 43.001394 3
Lockwood -78.786220 43.000253 1
Center for the Arts -78.782946 43.000510 1
Bell -78.787160 43.001232 1
Bell -78.787227 43.001204 1
Cooke -78.791488 43.000320 1
Cooke -78.791389 43.000320 1
Hochstetter -78.790819 43.000318 1
Hochstetter -78.790708 43.000315 1
Governor's -78.794453 43.002124 1
Governor's -78.794459 43.002244 1
Lee Loop Bus Stop -78.786010 43.001958 1
Norton East -78.788371 43.000912 1
Governor's -78.793554 43.002139 1
Hadley -78.796031 42.999021 1
Hadley -78.796036 42.998586 1
NSC -78.791706 43.000486 6
Math Building -78.792616 43.001355 3
Capen (North) -78.789849 43.001169 6
O'Brian (Promenade) -78.788274 43.000578 4
Alfiero -78.786452 42.999646 4
Crofts -78.795181 42.994713 1
Center for Tomorrow Shuttle -78.792908 42.993800 4
Flint Loop -78.789453 43.000015 2
Student Union (Promenade) -78.786591 43.000836 3
Student Union (Promenade) -78.786467 43.000837 3
Student Union (Promenade) -78.786015 43.000838 2
Lockwood (Putnam) -78.786280 42.999941 8
Slee -78.783722 43.000469 2
Rensch Loop -78.793073 42.999722 2
NSC -78.791748 43.000486 1
Bonner -78.788467 43.001648 2
Wilkeson -78.783380 43.008898 1
Richmond -78.785852 43.009345 7
Red Jacket -78.787042 43.009112 1
Ellicott -78.785995 43.009588 2
Furnas -78.786786 43.001955 1
MFAC 0.000000 0.000000 2
Flint -78.788933 42.999869 0
Fargo -78.785438 43.007175 0
Student Union -78.785598 43.001394 0

South Campus Bike Rack Locations

South Campus Bike Rack Locations
Campus Details Longitude Latitude Rack Count
Clement -78.814222 42.957352 1
Goodyear -78.815736 42.956863 1
Michael -78.815691 42.955450 1
Clark -78.817583 42.951170 1
Diefendorf -78.818263 42.952901 3
Main Circle -78.819523 42.954071 5
Foster (Quad Side) -78.818412 42.954184 2
Squire -78.817708 42.954893 1
Pharmacy Buidling -78.820067 42.950621 1
Pharmacy Buidling -78.818840 42.949884 1
Farber -78.815405 42.954261 1
NFTA -78.820103 42.954439 1
Harriman -78.817376 42.953787 1
Harriman -78.817582 42.953608 1
Harriman -78.817734 42.953494 1
Squire -78.817306 42.954020 2
Abbott -78.818151 42.953200 1
Wende -78.821397 42.952305 1
BEB -78.816059 42.953492 1
Hayes -78.820631 42.952823 3
BEB (South) -78.816645 42.953005 5
Parker -78.820966 42.951246 2
Pharmacy Buidling (Back) -78.820304 42.950353 1
BEB (Atrium) -78.816064 42.953530 4
MacDonald -78.816319 42.955026 1
NFTA University Station -78.820121 42.954394 4
Main Circle -78.819562 42.954095 0

View a Map of the Bike Rack Locations

Transport Your Bike

To help you safely travel between the North and South Campuses, every UB Stampede bus is equipped with a front rack to carry three bicycles.  

Using Mass Transit?

If you’re using mass transit, please note that bicycles are permitted on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Metro Rail. Also, many NFTA buses are equipped to carry bicycles.  Learn more about NFTA.

Store Your Bike for Free During the Winter

Keep your bike safe, out of the elements and ready for the spring. UB will store your bicycle over the winter months as a free service for UB students, faculty and staff.

Register Your Bike

You must register your bike with UB in order to take advantage of the free winter storage. Learn how to register your bike.

Bring Us Your Bike

Bring your bicycle to the Parking and Transportation Services office between regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and we’ll check it in and give your bike a unique tag that corresponds with your UB ID. Bike storage typically starts in mid-November.

Pick Up Your Bike

When you’re ready to ride, come back to the Parking and Transportation Services office and claim your bike. You can claim your bike with your UB ID and check-in tag.

Maintain and Fix Your Bike

Bicycle repair kits and stands are available throughout campus.

Dero Fix-It Stands (available 24/7)

North Campus:

  • Outside of the Student Union
  • Between Greiner Hall and Fargo Quad in the Ellicott Complex
  • On the east side of Flint Loop near the south-bound bus shelter
 
South Campus:
  • Main Circle, near the bike share hub

Bicycle Repair Kits

These kits typically contain an air pump, spoke wrench, puncture repair kit, folding hex set and tire lever set, and are available at the following locations during normal business hours:

North Campus:

  • Parking and Transportation Services, 106 Spaulding Quad
  • Wellness Education Services, 114 Student Union

South Campus:

  • Goodyear Hall Area Office

Free Fall and Spring Maintenance Available

The Parking and Transportation Services office will have expert bicycle mechanics on location during the fall and spring to oil chains, check brakes and perform routine maintenance on your bicycle, all for free.

  • Fall: Typically in September — look for an announcement from the Parking and Transportation office
  • Spring: Typically during the last few winter storage pickup days.

Lockers and Showers For Bike Commuters

All UB faculty, staff, students and recreation permit holders can use the lockers and towels in the recreation facilities.

North Campus

Alumni Arena

Shower facilities and daily locker room use are available for free. Long-term locker rental and towel service are available for a fee.

Ellicott Complex

Shower facilities are available in Greiner Hall. Please visit the Greiner Hall office for details, including hours.

South Campus

Clark Hall

Shower facilities and daily locker room use are available for free. Long-term locker rental is available for a fee, which includes a lock.

Bicycling Resources

Routes and Maps

Clubs and Organizations

Abandoned and Impounded Bicycles

Any clearly abandoned bicycle will be tagged with a written warning and impounded by UB after 15 days. Any impounded bicycle unclaimed after 90 days will become University property. Bicycles may be impounded if they appear to be inoperative, dismantled or severely neglected with rusted or damaged parts. Bicycles can also be impounded for impeding construction, vehicle or pedestrian traffic, or emergency vehicle access.

Abandoned Bicycle Policy

  • Bicycles appearing to be inoperative, dismantled or severely neglected with rusted or damaged parts shall be considered abandoned.
  • All bicycles deemed to be abandoned will be tagged with an abandoned bicycle notice. This notice clearly states that the bicycle is considered abandoned and will be confiscated in 15 days unless the rightful owner contacts the Parking and Transportation Services office.
  • After the 15-day notice period, if no rightful owner has come forward, the bicycle will be confiscated and held by University Police for 90 days. Information about the bicycle will be kept on record at the Parking and Transportation Services office.
  • After the 90-day waiting period, if no rightful owner has come forward, the bicycle will become university property.

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