Open Menu Close Menu Open Search Close Search

Biking on Tufts Campuses

Biking is very popular and common in the Greater Boston Area. There are many bike lanes and bike rack locations that make the area very bike-friendly. Read below for campus-specific information regarding riding, parking, and registering your bike, as well as some other useful information for cyclists.

Medford/Somerville Campus Bike Resources

Get to know Tufts Bikes.

Tufts 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.

Free 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 Blue Bikes.

Blue Bikes (formerly known as Hubway) is the Boston Metro area’s bike sharing system. There are more than 1,800 Blue Bikes at 190 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. The closest stations to Tufts include Powderhouse Circle, Packard Avenue, Teele Square, and Davis Square. Learn more.  You can also use the Blue Bikes App to check bike availability and more.

Get rewards.

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other green forms of commute such as carpooling 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!

Bike safe, bike smart.

Boston Campus Bike Resources

Register Your Bike

Register your bike with the Boston Campus Police Office located in the lobby of the Biomedical Research and Public Health Building (M&V Wing) at 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111. After completing the registration form, the serial number is entered into a database and can be used in the event the bike is stolen and an insurance company requests the information.

Bike Parking

Campus Parking

For a $3 cash deposit, you can purchase a key to the secure bike parking cage under the 274 Tremont St. garage. The $3 is refunded upon returning the key. Bikes must be registered with the Campus Police. Please note there is no long term storage available for the bicycles.

Public Bike Racks

View this map for public bike rack locations near the Boston campus. 

Travel further with Blue Bikes.

Blue Bikes (formerly known as Hubway) is the Boston Metro area’s bike sharing system. There are more than 1,800 Blue Bikes at 190 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. The closest stations to Tufts include Powderhouse Circle, Packard Avenue, Teele Square, and Davis Square. Learn more.  You can also use the Blue Bikes App to check bike availability and more.

Get Rewards

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other green forms of commute such as carpooling through discounts and coupons from stores and restaurants. Get started.

Bicycle Benefits

Get discounts at local retailers just for riding your bike. Learn more.

Bike safe, bike smart.

Infographic with information about how to be a safe biker: wear a helmet, register your bike with Tufts PD, ride safely and follow bike laws, lock up, plan ahead for routes that are bike-friendly,

Grafton Campus Bike Resources

Bring Your Bike While Traveling

Commuter Rail

Bicycles can be carried on to MBTA Commuter Rail trains on weekdays, expect during peak periods, and on the weekends.

WRTA Bus System

There are bike racks located on the WRTA buses that service the Grafton campus. 

Register Your Bike

Register your bike with the Tufts Police. If your bike is ever stolen, Tufts Police will help identify it. 

Circle, Packard Avenue, Teele Square, and Davis Square. Learn more.  You can also use the Blue Bikes App to check bike availability and more.

Get rewards

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other green forms of commute such as carpooling through discounts and coupons from stores and restaurants. Get started.

Bicycle Benefits

Get discounts at local retailers just for riding your bike. Learn more.

Explore the Area

The Grafton Land Trust's large properties have networks of trails that are fun to ride on mountain bikes. The Lamber Property (29 Wesson Street) is just a 4-minute bike ride from campus. Learn more here

Bike safe, bike smart.

Infographic with information about how to be a safe biker: wear a helmet, register your bike with Tufts PD, ride safely and follow bike laws, lock up, plan ahead for routes that are bike-friendly,

SMFA Campus Bike Resources

Bike Parking

Campus Bike Parking

There is a bike rack area in front of the SMFA building, on the right side of the front entrance.

Public Bike Racks

View this map for public bike rack locations near the SMFA campus. 

Register Your Bike

Register your bike with the Tufts Police. If your bike is ever stolen, Tufts Police will help identify it. 

Travel further with Blue Bikes.

Blue Bikes (formerly known as Hubway) is the Boston Metro area’s bike sharing system. There are more than 1,800 Blue Bikes at 190 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. The closest stations to Tufts include Powderhouse Circle, Packard Avenue, Teele Square, and Davis Square. Learn more.  You can also use the Blue Bikes App to check bike availability and more.

Get rewards.

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other green forms of commute such as carpooling through discounts and coupons from stores and restaurants. Get started.

Bicycle Benefits

Get discounts at local retailers just for riding your bike. Learn more.

Bike safe, bike smart.

Infographic with information about how to be a safe biker: wear a helmet, register your bike with Tufts PD, ride safely and follow bike laws, lock up, plan ahead for routes that are bike-friendly,