Bikes on Campus
Temporary Student Bicycle Storage
Transportation & Traffic Management (TTM) is happy to assist students who left, or were unable to take, their bicycles with them after moving off campus early due to the academic changes necessitated by COVID-19. To help protect these bicycles that were left on campus for an extended period of time, TTM can assist by taking temporary possession of the bicycle and store it in a locked, indoor storage room for pickup when students return to campus.
If you are interested in having your bicycle placed in temporary storage, please complete the form below.
Bike racks are located throughout campus, providing cyclists with a convenient place to secure their bikes. Bicycles should be locked to a bike rack using a u-bolt lock and cable combination. Please do not lock your bike to fences, signposts, disability ramps, stair railings, or trees.
Bikes locked in places other than bike racks may impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic and are subject to impoundment.
If you would like to request a bike rack, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
While bike racks are located throughout campus, providing cyclists with a convenient place to secure their bikes, the university also provides a limited number of bike lockers to the community.
All 16 bicycle lockers are fully enclosed and made of durable stainless steel, offering protection from inclement weather. There is also room for your helmet, riding shoes, and other accessories.
Bike lockers are located east of the Lane Avenue Parking Garage, just north of the Fisher College of Business.
Locker rentals are $10 per month or $100 per year, payable in advance. Minimum rental period is 3 months. A refundable deposit of $40 will be charged for the key and lock core.
All university affiliates, including students, faculty, and staff, are eligible to rent a bike locker.
How to Rent
Visit the Transportation and Traffic Management office to drop off your bike locker application and rental agreement and make your payment.
Please note that bike lockers are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. If lockers are unavailable at the time of request, your name will be added to a waitlist until a locker becomes available.
Bug Your Bike
Bike registration is strongly encouraged. Not only is it free, but a registered bike that is lost or stolen is more likely to be found and returned.
The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) have teamed up to expand the campus Bug Your Bike bicycle registration program city-wide. The City of Columbus Bug Your Bike program, which includes bicycle registration and a radio frequency identification device (RFID) for bicycles, is free. A registered bicycle that is lost or stolen is more likely to be found and returned. Registration can be completed online at www.Columbus.gov/BugYourBike(link is external) or during select cycling / special events on campus.