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Bike Resources

Here are a list of resources that can connect you to information about local trails, commuter routes, and cycling clubs around the area.

Organizations

Exploring the Area

Discounted Safety Equipment sold at DOTS

BikeUMD offers quality bike safety gear at 25 – 50% off retail prices. Helmets, U-locks, and bike light sets can be purchased at the DOTS offices, Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:00pm. These items can also be purchased at the RecWell Bike Shop. Items can be purchased using cash or credit card. Returns are only accepted the same day of purchase and must be in the original packaging.

Bike Repair Stations

Bike repair stations include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. An air pump is located at each repair station along with easy to access how-to videos. There are 5 bike repair stations in convenient locations throughout campus.

Pumps Around Campus

In addition to all of the repair station locations, air pumps are also available at:

  • McKeldin Library - with your UID.
  • DOTS offices in Regents Drive Garage
    Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:00pm.
  • Maryland Adventure Program Rental Desk.
    Check here for current hours.

To learn how to properly use a bike pump, click here.

Covered Bike Parking

There are a number of conveniently located covered bike parking locations across campus that provide secure parking that keeps your bike protected from the elements. Additionally, there are indoor bike rooms located in Oakland and Prince Fredericks halls for the use of resident students residing there. Click here if you would like to request a new bike rack or notify DOTS that an existing bike rack needs repair.

Locate covered bike parking by searching for this icon on the campus parking map.

Long Term Bike Storage

Bike storage is available over breaks and is a great alternative for those who do not wish to take their bikes home over winter or summer breaks. Visit the DOTS office during business hours to store your bike.

Customer Service Support: Telephone support related to accessing the locker is available during DOTS business hours when the University is open. Call 301-314-PARK (7275) for assistance.

Rental Rates

  Fall Only Winter Only Spring/ Summer Summer Only Annual
Bikes $25 $10 $25 $10 $45
Scooters $40 $20 $40 $20 $75

Renter must agree to the following

  • I understand that renting space in this group locker entitles me to park one bicycle/motorized cycle only for the period indicated in this agreement.
  • I expressly understand that this group locker is designed solely for the purpose of covered bicycle/motorized cycle parking and DOES NOT make any guarantees on security of property.
  • I understand that it is my responsibility to park and secure my bicycle/motorized cycle with a competent lock.
  • I understand that DOTS and the University are not responsible for any injury, fire, theft, loss or damage to the bicycle/motorized cycle left in the locker.
  • I understand that I am waiving any claim to privacy and expressly consent to allow DOTS to open and inspect the locker and the contents thereof at any time without prior notice under the following circumstances: to provide repairs or maintenance to locker; in an emergency; to determine a health or safety hazard; or to determine whether any term of the registration agreement is being violated.

Bike Plan & Studies

Link to Facilities Master Plan Link to Bike study

The Facilities Master Plan 2011-2030 Update contains a number of bicycle related elements

The 2009 Campus Bicycle Study reflects the University’s strong commitment to bicycling.