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Biking is popular at Tufts, and many bike lanes and bike racks make the Boston area especially bike-friendly. Choose your campus below for information on riding, parking, and registering your bike, as well as general biking tips.

Tufts Bikes:

Tufts Bikes is a student organization that promotes bike culture at the university.

Free Bikeshare

Tufts Bikes runs a totally free bikeshare, 30 bikes total, available to all Tufts students. Check out a bike key and helmet at the Tisch Library circulation desk, then unlock your bike from the covered rack outside the library or on the upper Campus Center patio. Bikes can be borrowed for up to 8 hours. Visit Tufts Bikes for more 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 Tufts Bikes for hours and upcoming workshops.

Campus Center FixIt Station

Tufts Bikes recently installed an outdoor FixIt Station on the upper Campus Center patio. The FixIt Station has all 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? Visit the Repair Shop to learn from student mechanics, or check out these video tutorials on our Youtube channel.

Blue Bikes:

Blue Bikes is the Boston Metro Area 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. You can also use the Blue Bikes App to find stations near you and check bike availability.

Get Rewards:

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other forms of sustainable commuting through discounts and coupons for local stores and restaurants. Sign up here, log your commute, and start earning rewards!

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 here.

Explore the Area:

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

Did you know?

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

Bike Safe, Bike Smart:

Check out this article for more about why you should always wear a helmet!

Register Your Bike:

Register your bike with the Boston Campus Police Office located in the lobby of the Biomedical Research and Public Health Building at 136 Harrison Ave. After completing the registration form, your 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 Street garage. Your $3 is refunded upon returning the key. Bikes must be registered with the Campus Police. Please note that there is no long term storage available for bikes.

Public Bike Racks

Check out this map to find public bike racks near the Boston campus.

Blue Bikes:

Blue Bikes is the Boston Metro Area 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. You can also use the Blue Bikes App to find stations near you and check bike availability.

Get Rewards:

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other forms of sustainable commuting through discounts and coupons for local stores and restaurants. Sign up here, log your commute, and start earning rewards!

Bicycle Benefits

Get discounts at local retailers just for riding your bike. 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,

Check out this article for more about why you should always wear a helmet!

Travel with Your Bike:

Commuter Rail

Bicycles can be carried onto 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 Tufts Police. If your bike is ever stolen, Tufts Police will help identify it.

Get Rewards:

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other forms of sustainable commuting through discounts and coupons for local stores and restaurants. Sign up here, log your commute, and start earning rewards!

Bicycle Benefits

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

Explore the Area:

The Grafton Land Trust has networks of trails perfect for mountain biking. 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,

Check out this article for more about why you should always wear a helmet!

 

Bike Parking:

Campus Bike Parking

There is a bike rack in front of the SMFA building, to the right of the front entrance.

Public Bike Racks

Check out this map to find public bike racks near the SMFA campus.

Register Your Bike:

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

Blue Bikes:

Blue Bikes is the Boston Metro Area 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. You can also use the Blue Bikes App to find stations near you and check bike availability.

Get Rewards:

Bay State Commute

Bay State Commute is a free program offered by MassRIDES that incentivizes biking and other forms of sustainable commuting through discounts and coupons for local stores and restaurants. Sign up here, log your commute, and start earning rewards!

Bicycle Benefits

Get discounts at local retailers just for riding your bike. 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,

Check out this article for more about why you should always wear a helmet!