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Bicycling at the U

Bicycling is a convenient, healthy, and sustainable alternative to driving to campus. Those who commute by bike save money on fuel, integrate physical activity into their daily routine, and spend less time in traffic congestion. Bicycling to campus helps meet University goals by improving air quality through reducing energy consumption and single occupant vehicle (SOV) commute trips.

If you have questions or comments regarding bicycling on campus, contact the U’s Active Transportation Manager, Ginger Cannon or visit the Sustainability Office website.

Campus Bike Shop

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Visit our Campus Bike Shop for all your repair needs. We have affordable pricing to get you out on the road. Services include:

Flat R&R
Replace tube and inspect tire for damage.

Consultation
Meet our mechanic and discuss issues and receive recommended repairs.
(Price is carried over as credit to any work performed as a result of the consult)

Cables
Cable and housing replacement.

Tune up
Adjustment and lubrication of components, part replacement extra.
(If parts are needed we will call you)

Instruction
In person tune up with mechanic, teaching maintenance, and bike care.   

Bike assembly
Assembly, adjustment, and tuning of boxed bike.
(No parts included)

Campus Bicycle Guidelines

  • Bicycles should always be locked to a bike rack. You may receive a citation if you lock your bike to fences, signposts, disability ramps, stair railings, or trees.
  • The speed limit on sidewalks is 10 mph. Click here for more information on sidewalk saftey. 
  • Walk your bicycle through congested pedestrian areas, narrow walkways, and ADA ramps.
  • Be aware of all vehicles around you whether moving or parked. Look for cars performing sudden lane changes, and doors opening from parked cars.
  • Be especially cautious when riding through intersections - anticipate motorists and pedestrians planning to turn into your path.
  • TRAX trains can be very quiet and the rails can be very slippery. Be aware of the dangers associated with trains on campus. Cyclist must walk the bicycle when on the station platform or when crossing the tracks. See the UTA bicycling brochure here.

Bicycle Safety

  • Wear a helmet.
  • Always lock your bike.
  • Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. Obey traffic rules and signs.
  • Keep your bike in good working order. Check your tires, chain, and brakes regularly.
  • Ride with traffic on the right side of the road and not against traffic.
  • When riding at night, headlight, taillight, and reflectors are required.

Bicycle Theft Prevention

  • Document every part of your bike, including serial numbers. Take photos and keep them up to date.
  • Register and License your bike with University Police. The police offer FREE Kryptonite U-locks with bike registration during Earth Week (April) and U Bike Week (September).
    • Bicycle licenses can be obtained the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, at some local bike shops, fire stations, or at the Salt Lake City Police Department for a small fee.
    • Register your bike online at the Bike Index. They make stolen bikes harder to sell and easier to recover by making sure important information about your bike is there when you need it the most.
  • Always lock your bike, using the best lock you can afford. Pick a good place to lock it with high traffic and good visibility.

Bicycle Theft Recovery

  • File a report with the police.
  • Report your bike stolen on the Bike Index.
  • Spread the word on social media, and check the classifieds.
  • If you find your bike, contact the police and use the case number given when you reported it.

More Bicycling Information

Last Updated: 12/4/17