Bicycling

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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.

Summer 2020 Bike Challenge

Parking and Transportation Services along with the Professional Staff Senate’s Recreation and Wellness Committee is inviting all students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in a challenge to ride your bike this summer and log your rides in a friendly, healthy competition across the university. Challenge runs from June 1 through August 31, 2020.

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

To ensure the safety and health of our university community, UB Bikeshare bicycles will not be available during the 2020-21 academic year. We advise you to contact the team at Reddy Bikeshare with any questions related to membership during this time.

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

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
  • Rensch Loop
 
South Campus:
  • Main Circle, near the bike share hub
  • Clement Hall

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.

Bicycling Resources

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.

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