Bicycling is a convenient, healthy, environmentally friendly and fun way to get around NYU and NYC. Whether you're a lifelong cycling commuter, a weekend recreational rider, or have never been on a bike in your life but are excited to get out there, there are important tips to be aware before you ride. These web pages provide information on how to get a bike, how to ride safely, how to prevent bike theft and more!

Biking and COVID-19

In accordance with New York State’s Executive Order, face masks and coverings should be worn while biking in New York City.


Rethink your commute

For a limited time, we will be offering free helmets from the NYC Department of Transportation and previously-used bikes from NYU to help you get around in a convenient, healthy, and sustainable way.

Complete the forms below by 5PM EDT ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 to enter these exclusive giveaways.


Get a Bike

Citi Bike is available around all NYU locations and in many parts of the City. By becoming an NYU Federal Credit Union member, you can get a discounted Citi Bike membership for $5/month, plus a $10 joining fee.

Check out more info on where to get a bike in New York City.

Biking in NYC

Getting from place to place on a bike in NYC can be exciting—and dangerous. Like the cars, buses and taxis on the road, you are a moving vehicle too.

Learn how to ride safely around NYC with some tips.
Learn the rules of the road for cyclists and New York City and State traffic laws.


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Storing Your Bike

Keeping your bike secure and out of the elements is key to keeping it long term.

Learn about where and how to store your bike and tips for preventing theft.

Getting Around

Knowing the best streets for biking is key to navigating the city safely and quickly on a bike.

Learn some of the ways to get around the city.

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Electric bikes, scooters, and skateboards

Generally, these types of devices are allowed in NYC and should follow the same protocols as bicycles, but they are prohibited in residence halls.