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Bicycle Friendly University Silver AwardThe University of Rochester is a bicycle-friendly campus, earning a silver “Bicycle Friendly University” award from the League of American Bicyclists in 2022 and 2018. Learn more.

Biking to and from work and/or school is affordable and a healthy way to get around. What’s more, it’s not just for leisure anymore – a growing number of faculty, staff and students are choosing to commute by pedaling past the pump, and improving their health while saving on transportation.

Bike Racks

Whether biking for recreation or commuting to work or class, Transportation and Parking Management can assist you with your bike parking needs. with With an estimated 500+ bike rack spaces, there is plenty of free bicycle parking on the University and Medical Center campuses.

Bicycles may not be parked next to signposts, trees, light poles, or handrails.  Riders that would like to take their bicycles into the building with them are welcome to do so as long as the bicycle is not ridden in the hallways and is stored in a dorm room or private office. Bicycles may not be stored in hallways, break rooms and/or public places.

Bike Station Parking Permits

Wondering where you can safely store your bike while at work? There are two fully enclosed, secure bike stations located on the ground level of the hospital’s ramp garage, with one station at Jackson Drive and the other on East Drive.

For $40 per year, bike commuters can purchase a permit to either bike station which offers:

  • 24/7 access
  • space saver bike racks
  • security cameras
  • weather-protection
  • self-service bike repair stations

Permits for the bike stations can be purchased through the Transportation and Parking Management Center at 70 Goler House during regular business hours or at the Parking Office inside the main Hospital Garage after business hours.

Appointments are now required if you are visiting the Parking Management office in person. Book an appointment online using the online appointment reservation form. For more information, please contact the Parking Management Center at 585-275-4524.

East Drive Bike Station

East Drive Bike Station

Jackson Drive Bike Station

Jackson Drive Bike Station

Secure Bike Parking at O’Brien Hall

Students: O’Brien Hall has an indoor bike parking room on the first floor that is available to any resident student during the academic year. To reserve a space, stop by O’Brien Hall’s Area office for a space number and card access.

Share Your Ride

Find a Bike Buddy

Sharing your ride with a Bike Buddy makes your commute even better with added safety, visibility to drivers, and fun.

The University partners with 511NY Rideshare to help students and staff find biking and carpool partners, plan their commute, and discover transit options.

Find a Bike Buddy

Liability

While we endeavor to protect the property of our patrons, we are not responsible for the loss or damage to vehicles, bikes, motorcycles, or their contents. Please report any loss or damage to Public Safety at 585-275-3333.

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