Bikes on Campus

woman walks bike on campus

Why Bike?

Biking is a sustainable transportation option for quick trips to, from, and around campus and the nearby downtown area. 

Benefits include:

  • Choice parking spots
  • No parking fees
  • Environmentally-friendly transportation
  • Great exercise

Fix-It Station

Don't stress if your bike has a flat or needs repairs when you're on campus. The Auraria Campus Fix-It Station offers cyclists the tools necessary to adjust their brakes and derailleur and fix a flat tire. The station is equipped with a bike stand, wrenches, screwdrivers, tire levers, and tire pumps for DIY bike repair and maintenance. There are currently two Fix-It Stations on campus:

  • Next to the Curtis Street bike lane near the Arts Building
  • The first floor of the Tivoli Parking Garage near the secure bike parking area

Secure Your Bike

Bicycle theft is a problem on all college campuses and the Auraria Campus is no exception.

Take precautions:

  • Register your bike with the Auraria Campus Police Department
  • Only park in designated bicycle parking areas
  • Always lock your bike with a high-quality “U” shaped lock (do not use lightweight cables or chains)
  • Always lock your bicycle through the frame and one wheel to a bicycle parking rack
  • Do not leave your bicycle locked outside overnight
  • Keep your bicycle serial number handy; it could aid in recovery if your bike is stolen

Denver B-Cycle

Denver’s bike sharing system – Denver B-cycle - is perfect for quick trips to, from, and around campus and Downtown Denver. B-cycle is intended for trips lasting 30 minutes or less, and must be returned to a B-cycle station. You must purchase an Access Pass on the Denver B-cycle website to check out a bike.

Nearby B-Cycle Stations

  • 9th & Curtis (by the Arts Building)
  • Campus Village
  • Pepsi Center
  • CU Denver Building at 1350 Larimer