Biking at UConn
UConn Cycle Share
UConn Recreation is proud to announce an exciting new addition to our lineup of programming… Cycle Share Bikes! Members of the Student Recreation Facility now have the option to rent a Cycle Share Bike Package. It’s the perfect mode of transportation to get around campus, tour Horsebarn Hill, or enjoy the shops and restaurants in Storrs Center. Customers can reserve their Cycle Share package online, then stop in to our Adventure Center at the Student Union to pick up their equipment. It’s that simple.
$40.00 Spring 2017 semester rental*
$10.00 week rental*
*Includes a cruiser bike, helmet, and a lock to secure your bike
$5.00 Late Fee per day for any piece of the Cycle Share Bike Package that is not returned by the Rental Due Date. Replacement fees for damaged or lost equipment can be found on the Cycle Share information page here.
Registration opens March 6th, 2017 and runs through March 31st, 2017.
1) Login at http://recregistration.uconn.edu/ with your net ID.
2) Select UConn Outdoors.
3) Click on March 31st, 2017 event titled "Cycle-Share" and fill in the form.
4) Pay in person at UConn Adventure Center (UAC) within 2 business days and choose a day after March 8th to pick up your bike.
5) Return your rental no later than April 27th at 5pm at UAC.
Read the following blogs that sustainability interns wrote about the new UConn Cycle Share program!
Biking Trails and Maps
The BSC Group, a transportation engineering firm, was awarded a contract to produce a comprehensive plan for campus bicycle routes, based on Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. The Phase 1 Permit Drawings have been completed, approved by the DOT, and can be viewed here. The map of campus bike lanes can be viewed here as well.
Schoolhouse Brook Park in Mansfield, CT.
UConn Forest (Fenton Tract)
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resource maintains multipurpose trails between Horsebarn Hill and the Fenton River, which includes a portion of the 41.5 mile long Nipmuck Trail. For more information, or a trail map of the UConn Forest, contact the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or go to the CANR Resource Center located on the very bottom floor of W.B. Young.