Newly-enrolled students at Colorado State University soon discover that bicycles are a strong part of our campus and community. Fort Collins is a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community and Colorado State University is a Platinum Bicycle Friendly University.

Bicycles are a practical way to travel between classes across campus, and 16,000 bike parking spaces await you. Miles of bike lanes and trails allow you to venture around Fort Collins. With more than 300 days of sunshine, bicycles make for a cost-effective mode of travel while providing your daily fitness.

Bike maps and safety training

Contact the CSU transportation team: 970-491-7041 or email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a bicycle?

Not ready to commit to bike ownership? Use CSU and the City of Fort Collins’ e-scooter and e-bike share program, Spin, for quick trips around town, or rent a bike for the semester or year through The Spoke.

Bike-friendly Fort Collins has numerous bikes shops. Students often consider mountain bikes for all weather riding. Consider a visit to CSU Surplus Property to purchase a used bicycle. Remember, all bicycles ridden on campus need to be registered.

Safety tips for cycling across campus.

Where can I park my bike?

Bike racks: CSU has more than 16,000 bike rack spaces across campus. Most campus buildings have racks conveniently located near the entrance.

Residence halls: All residence halls have outside bike parking available for residents to use.

Bicycle shelter parking: CSU offers a limited number of permits for purchase to use the CSU keycard-accessible bike shelters located at University Max Station and the Lake Street Garage. For more info visit our bicycle shelter parking page or call (970) 491-7041.

Locking my bike

With thousands of bicycles on campus, those locked improperly can be targets for theft. Make sure to use a U-lock and cable to secure your bike. Visit our general Bicycling page for more information.

Bike tour of campus

Sign up with CSU Admissions for a bike tour of campus.

Maintaining my bike

Make your ride easier and safer when you learn to maintain your bike at the Spoke, CSU’S on-campus bicycle maintenance and educational service provider, located at The Pavilion at Laurel Village.