Bike Information for Parents and Visitors
Biking at Stanford
Bicycling is one of the most popular modes of transportation on campus. Stanford is designated a Gold Level “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists for Stanford’s high levels of bicycle use and demonstrated commitment in the areas of education, enforcement, engineering and encouragement.
- Parents and other visitors can rent bikes from the Campus Bike Shop.
- Stanford’s Parking & Transportation Services can provide free bike maps, resources, and safety information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The two most important things about riding a bike on campus: know the rules of the road and always wear a helmet while riding, even for short trips. Helmets save lives. Download this Bicycle Safety flyer which covers the basics.
Why bike at Stanford
- Bicycling is ideally suited to the Stanford area's mild climate, flat terrain and gentle, rolling hills.
- It's a quiet, affordable, and a healthy way to get around—it’s also the fastest way to get around, you don’t have to deal with parking.
- Riding a bike is green and one of the best ways to reduce one’s carbon footprint
- You don’t need a car; the Marguerite shuttle, Zipcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and other options are available for trips not suited to cycling.
Resources on campus
- The Campus Bike Shop
- Bicycle racks—to accommodate over 12,000 bikes on the campus
- Free bike safety resources, free bike safety classes, information on the bike laws while riding
- Incentive programs for students wearing a helmet while riding, even for short trips
- Special pricing on bicycle helmets at the Campus Bike Shop
- Commute clothing lockers
- Shower facilities
- Bicycle lockers
- Bike route assistance
- Educational materials and bike maps
For more information on the bicycle program and bike safety, visit the bike program webpage or email email@example.com.