Biking is a cool, convenient, and cost-effective way to get to, from, and around campus and Provo. There are now over 5000 bicycle parking spaces on campus located near every building. Gone are the days when a car was required for school, work, and a social life. The Ryde Shuttle System, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and UTA buses (including Bus Rapid Transit from Fall 2018) and the high-speed Frontrunner train to SLC and the airport provide options for trips not suitable for bicycling. For just about everything else, bikes are an optimal mode to get to school, work, shopping, and run errands.
Besides being a healthy and fun form of exercise, biking saves you time and money, while also helping the environment. Biking creates no pollution, improves your fitness, and provides flexible transportation options. On top of all this, bicycles are easy and cheap to maintain--especially compared to a car--and parking is convenient and free. Additionally, you will help BYU and Provo by taking a car off the road. Try biking today and discover a practical, invigorating, and stress-free form of transportation.
Biking on BYU Campus
- All bicycles on BYU campus and in Provo must be registered. Bicycle registration is free and easy. See BYU Police’s website for more information. Get a Provo Bicycle License at the same time to register your beloved steed in case of theft.
- Your bicycle must be parked in a bicycle rack or it will be impounded. If not impounded, it will grow legs and run away.
- You may ride on the sidewalks on inner campus except for the last ten minutes of every hour M-F during class breaks or at other times that the sidewalks are crowded.Hitting a fellow BYU student is not a BYU-approved method of knocking your future spouse off her or his feet. Don’t be that guy or girl.
- Outside of class breaks, you may ride on the sidewalk, but please do so with respect (pedestrians always have the right of way!) and NOT at an excessive speed.
- As a rule, ride on the “Ring Road” of Campus Drive rather than the sidewalks. Have you noticed the sharrow (shared-lane marker) signs painted on the road on west, south, and north Campus Drive and elsewhere? Those indicate you may take the entire lane. Don’t be shy about doing so. You will be safer if you do so. The speed limit of 10-15 MPH does not mean that is is the speed drivers must go; on your bike, you are generally going about that fast.