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Bicycling at UB

Bicycling is a fun and exciting form of exercise that is a surefire means of improving your physical and mental health. Bicycling can help prevent chronic disease, raise your metabolic rate, and lead to your feeling more energized and fit! Biking is the transportation alternative that infuses fun and healthy energy to get you where you need to be.

UB has racks to support over 800 bicycles, located on its campuses.

Key locations include residence halls and apartments, Main Circle, Flint Loop, Student Union, and Putnam Way/Academic Spine.

Sign Up For BikeShare at UB!

UB is pleased to offer an innovative bike share program to students, faculty, and staff. Join today--it's just $30 for an annual membership! BikeShare at UB, powered by Social Bicycles, offers a GPS-enabled bike that you can locate and borrow using your computer. Use it to get around and between UB's campuses. More information and registration External Site Link Icon .

Bicycle at UB

Bicycles & Transit

Every UB Stampede bus is equipped to conveniently and safely carry up to three bicycles between the North and South Campuses. Using the bike racks is quick and simple, find out how with this instructional video External Site Link Icon .

Additionally, bicycles are permitted on the NFTA Metro Rail External Site Link Icon and over 50% of NFTA buses are equipped to carry bicycles!

Bicycle Routes/Maps


Bicycle Facilities

Bicycle Parking
Bicycle parking is conveniently located across the North, South and Downtown Campuses. View the map External Site Link Icon to find a spot closest to your destination.

Clothes Lockers & Showers
All UB faculty, staff, students, and permit holders can rent lockers and towels from the Proshop. Facilities are available on both the North and South Campuses at Alumni Arena and Clark Hall.

Bicycle Maintenance
Bicycle repair kits are available at the below locations and the University Police Department is available for assistance in bicycle repair.

Locations:

Contents:

Bicycle Storage
Secure, long-term bicycle storage is available through Campus Dining & Shops (CDS).


Bicycle Safety

Bicycle safety tips, courtesy of bicyclinginfo.org External Site Link Icon :

  1. Always ride with traffic and follow the rules of the road. Forget what you might have heard in the past, you are better off riding with the flow of traffic, not against it. You are much more predictable and visible to motorists, especially at intersections and driveways. Ride in a straight line, not in and out of cars, and use hand signals when turning and stopping. Obey traffic signs, signals, and lane markings and yield to traffic when appropriate, including pedestrians.
  2. Don't ride on the sidewalk. Although you might think it's a safer option, motorists are simply not looking for bicyclists on the sidewalk, especially those riding against traffic. So at every driveway and intersection, you are at much greater risk of being hit by a motorist than if you were riding on the road with traffic. Pedestrians will thank you for riding on the road as well.
  3. Ride on the trail, paved shoulder, bike lane, or bike route. But, you still need to follow the rules of the road and watch out for your fellow travelers. Ride to the right, signal your turns, obey traffic signs and signals.
  4. Be predictable and visible. Try not to be hesitant or do things that motorists and other travelers may not be expecting. Make sure everyone can see you and knows where you are and where you are going. If riding in the dark, use headlights, taillights and reflectors, and wear reflective materials and brightly colored clothing. Do not wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while bicycling.
  5. Watch for stuff on the road or trail that might make you fall or swerve. Rocks, trash, storm grates, wet leaves, potholes, gravel, railroad tracks, and even wet pavement markings can all send you flying. Also watch for parked cars, doors opening, and cars pulling in and out of driveways.
  6. Watch for turning traffic. Perhaps rather surprisingly, the crash data tells us that getting hit from behind is extremely unlikely. Most car/bike collisions happen at intersections and driveways when motorists or bicyclists are turning. So, at every intersection and driveway, keep a careful eye out for:
    • Motorists turning right in front of you-you may be going faster than they think.
    • Motorists turning left across your path - drivers are looking for gaps in traffic and may not be paying attention to anything other than other motor vehicles.

Additional Safety Bicycle Resources


Additional Resources

Local Bike Shops

Campus Wheel Works
744 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 881-3613

Rick's Cycle Shop
55 Allen St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 852-6838

Shickluna Bikes & Darts
1835 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 837-6122

Handlebars Cycle Company
685 Englewood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 835-0334

Northstar Bikes
1897 Eggert Rd
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 835-0294

Bert's Bikes and Fitness
1550 Niagara Falls Blvd
Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 837-4882

Eastern Mountain Sports
1701 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14228
(716) 838-4200

Tri Spot
4685 Transit Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-3434

Local Resources

NY/National Resources

Register your bicycle Bike Rack

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