Biking on Campus

 

Bike Commuting

Cycling is common and popular mode of transportation for many MSU students and employees.  The campus’ ample bike parking and fix-it stations provide year-round facilities to the 23% of MSU community members who report using a bike as their primary mode of transportation in 2014.

MSU is a bronze level Bicycle Friendly University  but we are constantly working to be even better.  In partnership with the City of Bozeman, a silver level Bicycle Friendly Community, the University is making improvements to infrastructure and education, including restriping 7th Avenue to include a new bicycle lane and hosting winter cycling clinics.

 

MSU Bicycle Amenities

  • Free route planning and commute tracking with Bozeman Commuter Project
  • Free bike lights at the Office of Sustainability
  • Free shower and locker facilities for bicycle commuters
  • High density bike parking around campus
  • On-campus bike shop and repairs
  • Secure bike lockers for rent
  • Bike carriers on all Streamline buses

Bobcat Bike Check

The Office of Sustainability provides free Bike Valet service at the home Bobcat Football Games! That means if you ride to the game, we’ll keep your bike safe for the entirety of the event.  All you need to do is grab a raffle ticket and write down your phone number (in case you lose your ticket) and you are good to go.

Look for our booth and the Bobcat Bike Check banner in the practice fields on the north side of Kagy Boulevard, across from Bobcat Stadium. The booth opens 3 hours before kickoff and closes 1 hour after the game ends.  An Office of Sustainability staff member will be with the bikes at all times.  The Bobcat Bike Check is available at all home games until Bozeman’s first snow.  

Bozeman Bicycle Resources

Maps 

Bozeman Streets

The City of Bozeman Bike Routes map shows the location of bike lanes, designated bike routes, trails, and shared use paths. A web-based map may be accessed and paper copies may be found at the MSU Office of Sustainability.

Bozeman Trails

Gallatin Valley Land Trust is responsible for the creation and maintenance of Bozeman’s extensive trail network.  Their beautiful Main Street to the Mountains map can guide you as you explore Bozeman’s outdoors.

Montana Trails

If you’re looking for great mountain bike trails, check out the wide selection of Beartooth Publishing maps (they can’t be beat) or Trail Forks.  

Bozeman Events

Bozeman has several yearly bike events.  These are hosted by a wide array of organizations including local cycling groups and campus police. 

MSU Bicycle Auction

During the fall semester the University Police department auctions off abandoned and donated bikes collected on MSU’s campus.  Auction dates and a list of the available bicycle may be found at MSU Parking auction . 

Bozeman Bike Swap

The Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club hosts the spring Bike Swap, a yearly opportunity for community members to buy and sell their bikes. More information on the Bike Swap may be found at the Bicycle Club website.

MSU Bike Groups

Stoked on Spokes

Stoked on Spokes is the bicycle working group of Sustainability Now (SNow), a club that collaborates with community and campus entities on sustainability projects.  To get involved or for more information email snowmsu@gmail.com

MSU Cycling Club

The MSU cycling club gathers collegiate riders to ride, train, and compete together.  The club is open to beginners and experts alike.  For more information contact ktc814@gmail.com

 A student biking at MSU campus