Always follow the rules of the road when biking, and be sure to wear protective gear. Click to enlarge a quick guide to safe biking.

Biking at Cornell

Use a bike to commute to and from, and across the Cornell campus.  Cycling is a form of alternative transportation with health benefits to individuals and our community, helping reduce single-occupancy vehicles and the use of fossil-fuels.

Take Action on Campus

  • Purchase a bike for use on campus and to commute

  • Learn about the TCAT Bike Option for combining bus and bike

  • Review the rules of the road for cyclists on campus


Biking Programs & Initiatives

With over 1,000 bike parking stations across campus and many bike lanes, using a bike to get to and from, and around campus is an excellent way to improve your carbon footprint and get time to exercise while you commute.

Big Red Bear stands next to a line of parked bikes on campus

Cornell Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Committee

Monthly meetings with faculty and staff partners interested in improving cycling and walking safety and access on campus.  If you would like to get involved, please send an email.

Student smiling as he parks his bike in front of a campus building

Bike Rules on Campus

Learn the rules of the road and how to bike safely across the Cornell campus.

Bike on the front of a TCAT Bus

Bikes on the Bus

Every bus in the local TCAT fleet has a bicycle rack mounted on the front to help cyclists tame the hills and weather of Tompkins County. There is no additional fare for using the bike racks.

Student biking towards Ho Plaza

Bicycle Friendly University

The BFU program from the League of American Bicyclists recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors.

Rusty bike on the ground

Local Bike Shops

Need a tune up?  Need to purchase or rent a bike?  Local non-profit Bike Walk Tompkins maintains a list of local resources.

Group biking together wearing helmets

Bike Maps

Check out local bike map resources to help you plan your trip, get out in nature, and discover groups to connect with.