Tufts Bike Guide

Medford/Somerville Campus Bike Resources

Take a ride with Tufts Bikes.

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

Borrow bikes on campus for free.

Tufts owns a fleet of 30 bicycles available for rental at the Tisch Library circulation desk. Bikes are checked out the same way as library books. All bikes are equipped with front and rear lights for your safety, and helmets are available for checkout. Current students, faculty, and staff who are over 18 can rent bikes. Visit the Tufts Bikes website for details.

Tune up your bike any time.

Crafts Center Repair Shop

Tufts Bikes has a fully equipped bike repair shop located in the basement of Lewis Hall. Bring in your bike, and a Tufts Bikes mechanic will help fix it. You can do your own repairs as well. Visit the Tufts Bikes website for open shop hours, mechanic class information, and more.

Mayer Campus Center Fix It Station

Tufts’ new Fix It Station has all of the tools needed to repair your bike and perform routine maintenance. Whether you need fresh air in your tires or have to adjust your breaks, the Fix It station allows you to make adjustments quickly so you can get back on the road.

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, Davis Square, and Porter Square. Learn more.

Cycling Basics

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.

Purchase a u-lock.

U-shaped bar locks are the most effective devices for preventing bicycle theft. The efficient design and solid construction make them difficult to break. U-locks can be purchased from Public Safety Administrative Services (Dowling Hall, first floor) for $70.

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 is a free online tool offered by MassRIDES that provides restaurant coupons and discounts from local and national retailers. 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 community.

Travel into Davis Square to take a ride on the 10 mile Minuteman Bikeway.