Cycling to and around campus
Colorado State University continues to invest in cycling infrastructure. Bicycling offers a fun and convenient way to get to the CSU campus. There are now more than 17,000 bicycle parking spaces on campus.
You benefit your own health by getting exercise while bicycling, and save time and money. Cycling creates no pollution, improves your health, and provides a flexible commuting option. Bicycles are easy and cheap to maintain, especially compared to an automobile, and parking is more convenient through the multiple bike racks located throughout campus. Additionally, you are helping CSU out by taking a car off the road. Try bicycling to campus today and take the stress of driving out of your daily commute.
Bicycle commuting supports the University’s Climate Action Plan by helping reduce parking space demand on campus while relieving vehicle congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in Northern Colorado.
Safe cycling at CSU
- Be prepared: Riding on-campus vs off-campus
- Know your trail types: Learn how different trails function for bicyclists
- Bikes on buses: Proper bicycle loading on a bus
- Hand signals: A necessity on campus
- General safety and maintenance: These League of American Bicyclists tips sheets to learn how to ride safely and perform maintenance on your bike
- Bike racks
- Bike Registration: Bicycle need to be registered on campus
- Bike share – CSU employees and students get 50% off an annual membership (use your @colostate.edu email address when registering)
- Bicycle training classes at CSU
CSU offers more than 16,000 bike parking spaces on campus, with a commitment to have 18,000 by 2018. If you’re looking for an extra level of security, check out or Secure Bicycle Parking options.
Below, you will find bike maps for CSU and surrounding communities.
- CSU and Fort Collins (CSU Map – Fort Collins Map – GIS Bike System Map)
- Main Campus Bicycle Parking
- Bicycle Repair Station and Air Pump Locations
- Poudre River Trail
- Larimer County
- Colorado Bicycle and Byways Map
Have a desire to improve bicycling on campus? Join the Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee. The mission is to promote a safe and enjoyable bicycle experience through awareness, planning and education, and to encourage the environmental and health benefits of bicycles.
- 2014 – CSU Bike Master Plan 2014
- CSU Bike Master Plan 2014 – Appendix A
- CSU Bike Master Plan 2014 – Appendix B & C
- 1995 – Bikeways Long Range Plan