The Earn-A-Bike program is currently on hold. Please check back regularly for updates.

The Earn-A-Bike ProgramEarn a bike

The Earn-A-Bike program is designed to get eligible employees and graduate students to ride a bicycle to campus as a sustainable, economical and healthy alternative to driving alone.

The program will help support numerous UCLA initiatives and goals such as the Climate Action Plan, Sustainable Transportation Plan and Healthy Campus Initiative’s goal to make UCLA the “healthiest campus in America."

Please Note: Participants of the program will be asked to turn in their parking permit for two years in order to earn the bike.


What is it?Trek bikes

Earn-A-Bike provides qualified participants with the opportunity to trade in their parking permit for a free $400 bicycle package from Helen's Cycles in Westwood. Each package includes a bike as well as a light, lock set, helmet and Bruin Commuter Club (BCC) welcome kit.

Participants will be given the option to choose between the following bikes:



Do I qualify?Bruin Commuter Club

UCLA staff and faculty members with a single occupancy vehicle parking permit and an appointment time of 49% or more are eligible to participate in the Earn-A-Bike program.

Incoming graduate students must be enrolled in a two-year program or more. Existing graduate students must have at least two years remaining in their academic program and must have held a parking permit for three consecutive months prior to participation.  

What happens if I need to drive?

Earn-A-Bike participants will be automatically enrolled in BCC. All BCC members receive discounted daily parking when they need to drive to campus. Additionally, participants receive free monthly Zipcar usage and commuter bike benefits.