Bike rentals are available for students, faculty, and staff through Healthy Ride Pittsburgh.
As a Bike Friendly Employer, University of Pittsburgh is making Pittsburgh a safer, more attractive, more sustainable city - and we think that's something to show off!
Bike to Campus Day
May 19, 2017
Free breakfast, bike registration, safety check, and prizes raffle.
For efficient transportation on campus, it’s hard to beat the bike for convenience, economy, and improving fitness. Whether you’re getting to a class at the far end of campus or exploring Schenley Park on a fall afternoon, chances are that two wheels are all you need. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to bike racks and lockers, a secure bicycle room is available in Bouquet Gardens Building J. Contact email@example.com for information.
Campus Bike Resources Map
Need to find a bike rack? Looking for where you can make some simple repairs to your bike? We have you covered. The map to the right outlines the various bicycle resources available to you on campus.
Get out and ride!
Riding a bicycle is an ideal way to explore Pittsburgh. Even if you’re a lifelong resident, you’ll see the city through new eyes from the seat of a bike. Take a relaxing ride on the Eliza Furnace Trail into downtown Pittsburgh and Point State Park. Cycle your way over to Heinz Field to catch a Pitt game, journey down to the South Side, or follow the path of one of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers.
The map to the right outlines some of the city’s more popular biking trails. Click on the map for a larger image.
You can also download a PDF copy of the map.
The City has installed “sharrows” (shared lane markings) on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield, Penn Avenue in the Strip District, and Forbes Avenue near Carnegie-Mellon University.
- Protect your property. Lock both wheels and frame at an approved bicycle rack using a sturdy, good-quality U-type lock.
- An automobile insurance policy won’t cover you when you are cycling, but a homeowner’s or apartment renter’s policy might. Check your policy, and consider adding coverage if you don’t have any.
- Register your bike
- Always wear a bike helmet
- Stay alert-don’t use a cell phone or ear phones while riding.
- Ride with balanced loads
- Watch out for pedestrians and announce yourself with an audible signal when overtaking them.
- Keeping medical information inside your helmet could help in case of an emergency.
- Wear reflective clothing after dark.
- In case of theft, keep an identity card in your seat post or handlebars.
- Be aware of the “Door Zone,” 3-4 feet next to parked cars.
Pennsylvania Law requires:
- No riding on sidewalks in business districts (i.e. Oakland).
- No riding in dedicated bus lanes.
- A front headlight and rear reflector are required if riding between sunset and sunrise. A rear blinky increases visibility.
- Always yield to pedestrians.
- Stop at red lights and stop signs.
- Complete biking laws
- CommuteInfoSM Biking
- Bike Pittsburgh
- City of Pittsburgh Bicycling Plan
- PennDOT Bikesafe
- Port Authority Rack ‘n Roll
Bike Parking Regulations
Keep the campus safe and bicycle-friendly for everyone:
- Bicycle parking regulations are in effect at all times, including evenings, weekends, holidays, vacations, and breaks between terms.
- A bicycle rack is the safest place for you to park your bike on campus. These racks are available at nearly every University building. Please use only one space.
- In addition to bike racks and lockers, a secure bicycle room is available in Bouquet Gardens Building J. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Do not park or store bicycles in residence halls or against plants, trees, parking meters, pipes, trash cans, or railings.
- Make sure your parked bike is clear of any access ramps or building entrances.
- If the University must move your bicycle, staff will remove locks and impound the bike at the owner/operator/permit holder’s expense.
- Bicycles that remain stored for more than 30 days will be considered abandoned at the end of the academic term and shall be deemed University property for disposal purposes.
- Check with the Pitt Police for their semi-annual property disposal process.