Bike racks

View Main Campus bicycle parking map of where bike racks are located around campus.

Bikes must be parked in one of our 17,000 bike rack parking spaces. Bicycles may not be locked to trees, plants, signs, railings, fences, posts, hydrants, or buildings.

Bike racks at Yates


Where no racks are available, the bicycle may not be parked where it obstructs:

  • handicap ramps
  • walkways
  • streets or drives
  • building entrances
  • motor vehicle parking
  • grounds maintenance operations

Request a bike rack assessment

Please use the form below to request an assessment by Parking and Transportation Services for an additional rack. Our staff will make an onsite assessment of the desired location and the current use of surrounding racks.

  • Please enter your rack request here
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Locking Your Bike

An average of four bikes per week are reported missing to CSUPD. To prevent theft, we recommend using a good cable lock in conjunction with a U-shaped lock. If you use a cable lock, put the cable through the front wheel, rear wheel, and frame. The best locking practice includes locking the frame of the bicycle to the rack with a U-lock. Always lock your bike to a bike rack.

View this video from the League of American Bicyclists about locking your bike:

Abandoned Bikes on the Racks

If a bicycle is left on the rack more than seven days, CSU considers this bicycle abandoned. After seven days, CSU Police Department will schedule a time to clip the lock on the bike and send the bicycle to their impound. An impounded bicycle is held for 90 days before it is given to Surplus Properties for public sale. For more information, view the video below and visit CSUPD.

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