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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

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.

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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