There are over 3,500 free bicycle parking spaces located in racks all over campus. For added security, there are electronic on-demand bike lockers as well.
- Bicycle Shop Discounts
- The following bike shops provide an in-store discount for UCLA affiliates who show their BruinCard at the time of purchase. Discounts generally apply to services, parts, and accessories. Bicycles are excluded. Please check with each shop for specific exclusions.
Helen’s Cycles (Santa Monica location only)
10% off parts and accessories. Excludes Garmin GPS and bicycles.
LA Brea Bike Works
20% off parts, accessories, and repair services. Excludes bicycles.
The Bike Center (Santa Monica location only)
20% off parts, accessories, and repair services. Excludes bicycles.
- Bike Routes & Maps
Whether you are biking on campus or around the Los Angeles area, the maps below include bike routes and lanes that can help you plan a safer commute:
- BikeLink Lockers
BikeLink Lockers are available in the following locations:
Parking Structure 7 - south end of level 1, row 5, near the stairs leading to Pauley Pavillion
School of Medicine - off Westwood Plaza, between the 700 Westwood Building and the Reed Neurological Research Center
Parking Structure 5 - south end of the level 4 stairs leading to Royce Drive
Powell Library - southeast corner near the Powell Study Court
Schoenberg - east of the Inverted Fountain in the bicycle and motorcycle parking area
How they work:
Locker rentals are a few cents per hour
Lockers are accessed by a BikeLink card
BikeLink cards can be purchased online or by phone directly from BikeLink. Cards will also be available for purchase at the Wooden Center and Kinross Recreation Center Cashier’s Office.
- Bikeep Racks
UCLA Transportation is piloting a new high-security bike rack system at Bunche Hall. The Bikeep racks are designed to be a stronger theft deterrent compared to traditional U-locks. For more information on Bikeep, visit www.bikeep.com.
- Free to use
- Racks are available on a first come basis
- Continuous parking is limited to 24 hours
- The smart rack system requires downloading the Bikeep application and online registration before using
- Racks can then be locked and unlocked through the use of the Bikeep app
- UCLA Bike Repair Stands
- DIY Bike Repair Stands at UCLA
There are seven do-it-yourself bike repair stands on and around the UCLA campus. They are located at:
Lu Valle Commons
Between 100 and 200 Medical Plazas
Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (Entrance)
John Wooden Center (West)
Lot 38/Hammer Museum (Parking Structure)
More specific locations can be found on the UCLA Bike Shop page under Public Workstations.
Each repair stand offers an air pump and basic tools to keep your bike in great shape, including Phillips/Flat-Head Screwdrivers, 15/32mm Combination Wrench, 8/9/10/11mm Combination Wrenches, Tire Levers, Torx Wrench and Allen Wrenches.
Check out our infographic below for more details about the tools on our bike repair stands.
- UCLA Bike Safety
- HOW TO KEEP YOUR BIKE SECURE
Always lock your bicycle: Most thefts can be prevented by using an adequate lock and properly securing the bicycle to an approved parking facility such as a bicycle rack. It is best to lock the frame and wheels by using a U-Lock and a six-foot cable or chain.
Record your bike's ID: Write down the unique manufacturer's frame number. You will find it stamped on your bicycle frame. Store it in a safe place along with a photograph of your bike.
Immediately report a bicycle theft: If your bicycle is stolen, report it immediately to UCPD. You will need to complete a police report that specifies the location where the bicycle was parked and whether it was licensed.
Retrieve an impounded bicycle: If your bicycle was parked illegally or chained to a pole or railing, or if it appears to have been abandoned, it may have been impounded. To retrieve your bicycle, contact Citation Review and Adjudication at the number below. Stay aware of bicycle safety tips: View cycling safety tips at the City of Los Angeles Bicycle Services.
- UCLA Cycling Regulations
- Registering your bike creates an "ownership paper trail"—valuable documentation that improves the chances of recovering a stolen bike, wherever it is found. Register your bike through the Bike Index free of charge.
1. It is illegal for cyclists under the age of 18 to ride a bicycle without a helmet. However, safety matters at every age. We always encourage everyone to wear their helmet for protection. · Always lock your bicycle on approved bicycle racks positioned throughout campus.
2. Do not park, or lock, your bicycle in any of the following pedestrian areas (Note: If a bicycle is parked in violation of this rule, it will be impounded, and the owner will be subject to penalties and fees):
- Pedestrian pathways or passageways
- Poles or hard rails such as those on or near stairways and walkways
- Individuals with disabilities Access Ramp
3. Bicycle riders must obey all stop signs, traffic signals and other traffic signs.
4. Always remember to give pedestrians the right of way.
5. It is illegal to operate a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
6. Abandoned bicycles may be subject to impound. View the CA Vehicle Code regarding the operation of bicycles.
- UCLA Bicycle Citations
- If you are cited for a cycling violation, you may be eligible for the UCLA BruinBikeSmart Program instead of paying the full citation amount (process fee required).
UCLA POLICE DEPARTMENT (UCPD)
For further information please go to: https://www.police.ucla.edu/
UCLA CITATION REVIEW AND ADJUDICATION
For further information please go to: https://www.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/parking-enforcement
- UCLA Strathmore Bike Counter
UCLA Transportation is proud to present the campus’ first automated bike counter. The bike counter is located on the southern side of Strathmore Place next to the green bike lane. The counter displays the number of daily bicyclists and annual bicyclists who pass it. Similar bike counters have been installed in bike-friendly cities such as Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Copenhagen, Denmark.
The counter is one of many bike infrastructure improvements that are intended to make UCLA a more bike-friendly campus. UCLA is proud to be the first in Los Angeles to install an automated bike counter. While the Counter provides real-time ridership information, it also serves as a welcoming gateway sign and bicyclists can see that they’re part of a larger community.
The Counter was manufactured by Eco Counter. Eco Counter is an international company that specializes in pedestrian and bike counting systems. The counter was funded by The Green Initiative Fund and UCLA Transportation.
Data from the Strathmore Bike Counter is available to the public here: http://ucla-strathmore-bike-counter.visio-tools.com.