Ohio State Recognized for Bicycle-Friendly Campus

The Ohio State University has once again achieved a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly University rating by the League of American Bicyclists. The rating, which is valid through 2027, recognizes the university’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. 

Bicycle Friendly University Logo

“Maintaining our Silver rating underscores Ohio State’s dedication to fostering a campus environment that prioritizes safe and accessible biking,” said John Shrader, field logistics coordinator for Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM). 

To encourage biking around campus, Ohio State’s Buckeye Bike Hub offers refurbished bike sales, bike maintenance workshops and more. The university continues to share information with the Buckeye community through an ongoing multi-modal traffic safety education campaign. Other offerings include the ‘Bug your Bike’ bicycle registration program, and the “Pedal Instead” bike valet program during home football games. 

This fall, the university hosted a “Bike to Campus” event to highlight sustainable transportation options, while promoting bicycle safety and resources. More than 140 cyclists attended, enjoying free bicycle tune-ups, bike locks, helmets and more. “It was exciting to be part of such a fun, cycling-focused event” said Shrader. It’s important to educate the Buckeye community about available resources and programming and promote cycling as a safe and sustainable option to travel around campus.” 

The Bicycle Friendly University program includes 220 colleges and universities in 46 states and the District of Columbia, and is part of the League’s Bicycle Friendly America program, which also awards communities and businesses with certifications as part of its mission to make bicycling safe, comfortable and more accessible for all. 

The university is focused on continuing to support and enhance multimodal transportation long-term, as evidenced by Framework 3.0. The university’s long-term planning vision outlined four key principles, including connectivity, and includes a concept to add or expand on bike-friendly corridors on campus.

Learn more about bicycling on campus online or submit feedback to bikes@osu.edu.