Bike RU is the Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services (RUDOTS) campus-wide initiative to create a more bicycle-friendly university.

Rent a Bike

Why Should I Bike RU?

Participating in Rutgers University’s bike rental program offers an eco-friendly transportation alternative that contributes to reducing carbon emissions, promotes a cleaner environment, and provides an affordable and convenient mode of transportation for our students.

Where Can I Ride?

RUDOTS created BikeRU Campus Bicycle Maps for Livingston, Cook, Douglass, Busch, and College Avenue Campuses. The maps show shared-use paths, bicycle lanes, bicycle-friendly roadways, bicycle parking, and more.

Where Can I Obtain a Bicycle?

There are many ways to obtain a bicycle on and near campus. Rutgers Bicycle Rental Program

New Brunswick Bike Exchange

You can purchase refurbished bicycles at the New Brunswick Bike Exchange, a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to affordable bicycles.

Kim's Bike Shop

Local Bike Shop

How Can I Keep My Bicycle Secure?

In order to reduce bicycle theft, RUDOTS recommends following three steps:

  • 1. Register your bicycle
  • 2. Use a secure locking system
  • 3. Properly lock your bicycle

1. Register your bicycle. Registering your bicycle ensures that if your lost or stolen bicycle is recovered by RUPD, it can be returned to you. RUPD cannot return the bicycle to you unless they have proof of ownership on file. The steps for registering your bicycle are simple.

Bicycle Registration Form

Fill out the form. Be sure to provide plenty of descriptive details that will make your bicycle easy to identify.
Mail or drop off the completed form to the following address:

Rutgers Department of Transportation Services
6 Berrue Circle
Piscataway, NJ 08854

2. Use a secure locking system. RUDOTS recommends a U-lock combined with a security cable.

3. Learn how to properly lock your bicycle. Learn how to properly lock your bicycle. Download this postcard or check out this video to learn how to lock your bicycle in a manner that reduces the likelihood of theft.

Bicycle Safety Tips & Training

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