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.
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.
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.
UB has bike racks on North Campus and South Campus to support hundreds of bicycles. Please do not lock your bike to a tree, sign or light pole; if you do, your bike will be tagged with a reminder to lock to the nearest bicycle rack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must register your bike with UB in order to take advantage of the free winter storage. Learn how to register 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.
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.
Bicycle repair kits and stands are available throughout campus.
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:
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.
All UB faculty, staff, students and recreation permit holders can use the lockers and towels in the recreation facilities.
Shower facilities and daily locker room use are available for free. Long-term locker rental and towel service are available for a fee.
Shower facilities are available in Greiner Hall. Please visit the Greiner Hall office for details, including hours.
Shower facilities and daily locker room use are available for free. Long-term locker rental is available for a fee, which includes a lock.
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.