Biking at Columbia
The League of American Bicyclists recognizes essential elements of a Bicycle Friendly University across 5 categories: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation and Planning. The following University programs and services encourage bicycling as a commuting option for the Columbia Community.
Ride your bicycle to campus and park at one of the many bicycle rack locations.
BRING YOUR BICYCLE ON THE INTERCAMPUS SHUTTLE
Bicycles are permitted on the intercampus shuttle. Visit this website for more information.
MEDICAL CENTER SHOWERS
Don’t like arriving to work or school sweaty from your ride? Utilize the showers at Plus One/NYPH Fitness Center for only $5 per month. For more information call: 212-305-1800.
DISCOUNTED BICYCLE LOCKS AND FREE REGISTRATION
Public Safety offers discounted bicycle locks and free bicycle registration with the NYPD & CU Public Safety.
Discounted bicycle locks can be purchased at the following Public Safety Office locations:
Morningside Campus: Low Memorial Library, Room 111
Medical Center Campus: Black Building, Room 109Bicycle Engraving:
Engraving your bicycle will increase your chances of recovering it in the event it is lost. Visit the Public Safety website for more information.
For more information please call: CU Public Safety Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.
DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL BICYCLE SHOPS
Get discounts on bicycle purchases, tune ups, repairs, and more at local bicycle shops when you bring your Columbia ID!
|Vendor Name||Contact Information||Cross-Street||Discounts||Website|
|UWS, Morningside, and Harlem|
|Innovation Bike Shop||105 W 106th St, New York, NY (212) 678-7130||106th and Columbus||10% on merchandise
|Champion Bicycles||896 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY (212) 662-2690||104th and Amsterdam||7%||http://www.championbicycles.com/|
|Eddie’s Bicycle Shop||490 Amsterdam AveNew York, NY (212) 580-2011||84th and Amsterdam||10% on all services and products|
|Washington Heights and Fort Lee, NJ|
|Victor’s Bike Repair||4125 Broadway, New York, NY (212) 740-5137||Between 174th and 175th and Broadway||5% on merchandise and repair
|Strictly Bicycles||2347 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ (201) 944-7074||Hudson Terrace and Myrtle Avenue (Across the GW bridge)||10% on merchandise||
COLUMBIA BIKESHARE FOR STUDENTS
A project of EcoReps, Columbia BikeShare offers Columbia students an accessible bicycle lending program.
In collaboration with Bike New York, the Office of Work/Life offers bicycling workshops to the Columbia community, including Bicycling Street Skills and Bicycle Commuting 101.
BIKE TO CAMPUS DAY!
Bike to Campus Day is held a few times a year at the CUMC and Morningside campuses. Get discounted locks, free tune ups, and free bicycle registration.
COLUMBIA BICYCLE POLICIES
Columbia wants to make biking to campus convenient and safe. Review Columbia’s current bicycle policies.
BICYCLE WORKING GROUP
Columbia University’s Wellness Advisory Committee formed the Bicycling Working Group in the Fall of 2013. Representatives from various University departments, including Public Safety; Environmental Stewardship; Facilities Morningside; Facilities CUMC; Facilities Manhattanville; Government and Community Affairs; and the Office of Work/Life actively participate.