Photo of Secure Bike Shelter at University Max Station
Secure bike shelter at University Max Station

Sheltered bicycle parking at Colorado State University is a storage option for those using a bicycle to commute to and around campus. If you need an efficient way to get around campus during the day, consider bringing a bicycle to store in one of our shelters.

Any CSU employee or student with an active RamCard is eligible for a bicycle parking permit in our covered shelters. Bicycles parked inside the structure must have a current barcoded bicycle registration sticker from the CSU Police Department and a current permit from Parking and Transportation Services.

The shelters
Bicycle shelters are shared storage areas accessed via RamCard and are protected from the weather typically in a garage or a stand-alone bicycle cage. Space in the bicycle shelters is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All shelters are programmed to be opened only by a valid bicycle parking permit holder using their RamCard.

Any bicycle without a valid bicycle parking permit will be impounded by the CSU Police Department at the owner’s expense. Valid permit holders providing access to non-permit holders are subject to having their permit revoked.


  • Lake Street Parking Garage
  • University Max Station

Each sheltered bicycle parking location has the following features:

  • Security cameras record entry, exit, and activity within the facility
  • 24/7 secure access via RamCard
  • Self-service fix-it repair stand with tools and pump
  • Bicycle lock storage rack

Sign up

To sign up for sheltered bicycle parking, please follow the two-step process below:

1. Obtain a bicycle registration sticker with barcode from CSU police (750 Meridian St., CSU)

The purchase of a bicycle parking permit requires a valid, barcoded bicycle registration sticker affixed to your bicycle from the CSU Police Department. If your sticker does not have a barcode, please visit the Police Department and update the sticker before attempting to purchase a bicycle shelter permit.

Bicycle already registered?        Not registered yet?
If the sticker currently affixed to your bicycle does not have a barcode, visit the CSU Police Department at 750 Meridian Ave. to replace your current sticker with a new barcoded sticker at no additional cost. Visit the CSU Police Department to register your bicycle for $10. You will be given a barcoded sticker to place on your bicycle. You will be in compliance with campus regulations and better protected against bicycle theft.

2. Purchase your sheltered bicycle parking permit

$62 Fall or spring semester
$38 Summer
$80 Annual
(*Prorated when purchased mid-semester or year)

Your permit may be purchased through Parking and Transportation Services by calling (970) 491-7041 or in person at the Lake Street Garage located at 1508 Center Ave (near the intersection of Center and Prospect). Please have your registration barcode number handy.

You will be granted access to the shelter via your RamCard upon purchasing your permit (please allow one business day, as access is granted manually).

Existing permit-holders may renew their permit each semester or annually. An offer to renew will be distributed prior to the beginning of each semester. The renewal offer must be accepted before the included deadline to hold the spot.

To inquire about availability, contact CSU Parking and Transportation Services.

University MAX Station

  • 35 spaces
  • CORA hanger racks/wall mount
  • Proximity: CEMML/Student Services/Military Science/GSB / Facilities/Christiansen Field/National Lab for Genetic Resource Preservation
  • Transit: MAX, FLEX, and Horn
  • Outdoor self-service fix-it repair stand

Lake Street Garage

  • 60 spaces
  • CORA hanger racks
  • Proximity: Aggie Village/MRB/Physiology/Gifford/Environmental Health/Yates/Chemisty/HEOC
  • Transit: Horn
  • Indoor self-service fix-it repair stand