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Bicycle Frequently Asked Questions

You can find information about bike lanes on campus by clicking here.

When riding a bicycle in the road you are considered a vehicle. Always ride on the right side of the road while on campus.

We have thousands of bike racks across campus. Here is a map that can help find the closest one to you.

Nearly all the racks on campus are 24hr parking. That said, we do have a few no overnight racks that are labeled with large white lettering across the top-tube which reads “No bike parking from 11:00pm to 6:00am.” If there is no sign or writing on a rack then it is okay to use for overnight parking. It’s important to keep in mind though that racks on campus are for bicycles currently in use only. All abandoned bicycle will be removed.

You should always lock your bike when not using it on campus. We highly recommend using a hardened steel U-lock.

When bikes are not secured to a bike rack, we will move them to the next available bike rack in that area. If you cannot find your bike on any bike rack, please call us at 979.847.2453 so that we may check the bike impound. 9 times out of 10 the bike has been impounded rather than stolen. In the event that we do not have your bike, you may contact University Police Department at 979.845.2345.

Simply give the Alternative Transportation office a call (979)847-2453 and schedule an appointment to visit the impound. There is no charge associated with retrieving a bicycle from the impound.

We highly recommend getting your bicycle registered with the university as it helps protect your bicycle if it is ever lost or stolen and recovered.

Log in to My Account to register your bike.

You may also upload two pictures (max size 1MB each)

  • Pictures can be added at any time, by logging into My Account
  • We recommend uploading photos that will help in identifying your bike, such as a full image of the bike, scan of your purchase receipt, or picture of your serial number plate.

You can find more information about bike laws here.

If you just want to use a bicycle for the day the university offers a “Borrow-A-Bike” program. Through this program students can borrow a bicycle free of charge up to 24hr. If you need a bicycle for an extended period of time the university also offers a bicycle lease program. For $50 a semester the student receives a bicycle, u-lock, and cable. For more information about either of these programs please visit our website.

If you sell your bike, please remove the bike permit before transferring ownership and return it to Transportation Services in 108 Koldus or mail to 1250 TAMU. If you get a new bike, log into My Account to register it.

No, but you can take it to The Hub (do-it-yourself repair facility) across the street from the Commons on Lubbock Street. You can also bring your bike to Wheeler Wednesday for a check-up from a certified bike mechanic, who will show you how to fix your bike or refer you to an off-campus repair shop if necessary.

All information regarding bicycles on campus can also be found on our website: transport.tamu.edu/bicycles. You can also contact Alternative Transportation by sending them an email at bikes@tamu.edu.