Biking is one of the most reliable and environmentally-friendly ways to travel around the University of Iowa. When you ride your bicycle to work or class, you reduce traffic and save money.
Commuting by bicycle is a fast and efficient way to navigate the University of Iowa’s 1,700 acre campus. It’s often the quickest and most convenient way around the Iowa City/Coralville area as well.
The University of Iowa encourages bicycling as a safe, healthy and viable form of transportation. Always remember to wear a helmet and follow all Iowa City bicycle laws and regulations.
Bicycle riders should follow the rules of the road along with motor vehicles. Adhering to the laws protects you and other motorists. Remember these tips for everyone’s safety:
There are lots of great tips to make the most of your ride. Whether you're a racer, a commuter or a leisure rider, check out these cycling tips.
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Biking Rules and Regulations
Bicyclists should always use bicycle racks to protect property, pedestrians and access to University facilities. Bikes shouldn’t be parked inside University buildings, or attached or rested against trees, signs, handrails, handicap parking meters, or street furniture- you could be cited for violating these regulations. | Learn More >
Bicycle registration is voluntary for all staff, students, faculty, and general public who ride and park on the University of Iowa campus. Registration offers the following advantages:
The Think Bicycles Coalition of Johnson County links cyclists and bicycling groups with city, county and state officials to foster and expand all aspects of bicycling in Johnson County. Think Bicycles seeks to educate all roadway users, to expand cycling infrastructure, to increase access to transportation and recreational trails, and to encourage community members to ride bicycles.
ThinkBicycles.org has a extensive listing of bicycle resources in Johnson County, including:
The Iowa City Bike Library is a non-profit bike library program, which also rent-a-bench for people to work on their own bikes and donate parts and accessories. It also offers bicycle maintenance classes and resources.