Tufts Bike Guide

Medford/Somerville Campus Bike Resources

Get to know Tufts Bikes.

tufts-bikes-logo-1Tufts Bikes is a student-run organization aimed at promoting bike culture at the university. Get involved.

Free Bikeshare

The student-run bikeshare consists of 30 bicycles available for rental at the Tisch Library circulation desk. Bikes and helmets are checked out just like library books, and can be kept for up to 8 hours. Visit the Tufts Bikes website for details.

Tune up your bike any time.

Repair Shop

Tufts Bikes has a fully equipped bike repair shop located in the garage of 28 Sawyer Ave. Bring in your bike during mechanic hours,
and a Tufts Bikes mechanic will help you fix it for free. Visit the Tufts Bikes website for hours, educational workshops, and more.

Mayer Campus Center FixIt Station

Tufts’ new outdoor FixIt Station has all of the bike tools needed to perform routine maintenance and basic repairs. Stop by to inflate
your tires, adjust your brakes, or tune your derailleur. Don’t know how to fix your own bike? Stop by the Repair Shop to learn from student mechanics, or check out these video tutorials on our Youtube channel.

 

Travel further with Hubway.

Hubway is the Boston Metro area’s bike sharing system. There are more than 1,500 Hubway bikes at 155 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. The closest stations include Powderhouse Circle, Packard Avenue, Teele Square, and Davis Square. Learn more.  You can also use the Hubway app to check bike availability and more.

 

Bike safe, bike smart.

Gear up

Always wear a helmet. Make sure your bike has both a front and back light so you stay visible in traffic.

Ride safely and follow the law

Cyclists must follow the same road rules as vehicles. Learn The League of American Bicyclists’ Rules of the Road.

Register your bike with TUPD

Registering your bike can help the Tufts police identify it if it is stolen. Learn more about theft prevention and how to register.

Secure your bike

U-locks are the most effective way to protect your bike from theft. Always pass the lock through your bike’s frame, and also try to secure the wheels when possible.

Learn about SafeRide

If you ever feel uncomfortable while cycling at night, the Tufts University Police Department offers a program to help you arrive safely at your destination. The free service operates 7 days a week, from sunset to sunrise. Learn more about SafeRide.

Get rewards.

NuRide

NuRide is a free online tool offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking through discounts and coupons from stores and restaurants. Get started.

Bicycle Benefits

Get discounts at local retailers such as Union Square Donuts, Taza Chocolate, and Dave’s Fresh Pasta just for riding your bike. Learn more.

Explore the area.

Head down to Davis Square to hop on the 10 mile Minuteman Bikeway, which also passes through Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford.  Other nearby destinations include the Mystic Lakes, the Middlesex Fells Reservation, and Assembly Row.

Did you know?

Many Red Line T-stops like Alewife, Porter, and Harvard, are just a short bike ride away!