Biking on campus: Check out these 3 options for two-wheel travel

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Biking on campus: Check out these 3 options for two-wheel travel

A student rides a BikeLNK bicycle on city campus.

This article was originally published in 2020. Updated in March 2024.

Whether you're looking to save walking time, decrease your carbon footprint or simply get some exercise, biking offers an easy alternative way to get around town.

Check out these biking options available to you on campus.

Ride your own bike.

Bringing your personal bike to campus is one popular choice with students. UNL provides hundreds of bike rack spaces, so you're sure to find somewhere to store your bike near academic buildings, rec spaces, the libraries, and living units.

Extreme temperatures and rough weather can be hard on bicycles, so it's smart to take some extra steps to protect your bike's body and wheels. You can get tune-ups and repairs at the Outdoor Adventure Center's Bike Shop.

Additionally, you should register your bike with the UNL Police for an ID in case it is stolen and recovered.

Enjoy short-term trips with BikeLNK.

If you don't have your own bike to get around, another affordable option is to use BikeLNK. The city's bike-share system has numerous station locations around central Lincoln, including three stations on city campus and two on east campus.

With a membership, riders can use the bikes for unlimited 1-hour trips. UNL students, faculty, and staff are eligible for a discounted membership. Visit this webpage to get your discounted membership. You can also download the BCycle app to rent bikes on your phone.

Rent a bike from the Outdoor Adventures Center.

The Bike Shop at the Outdoor Adventure Center offers multiple rental options. You can rent a single-speed, mountain or touring bike for as many days as you need, and each rental includes a helmet and bike lock.

Bike transport/storage racks for your vehicle are available too, for an additional fee.

For all three biking options, review UNL's Mobility (Wheels on Campus) guidelines regarding safety and the use bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and other methods of transportation on campus.

Related:  Learn about the ScooterLNK program in Lincoln.

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