Biking at UConn

UConn Cycle Share

The UConn Adventure Center runs a bike share program where students may rent bikes out for a week or a semester. The Adventure Center is located in the new Student Recreation Center on the Storrs campus. It's simple to rent out a bike, just follow these steps:

1) Login on with your net ID
2) Select UConn Outdoors & click Bike Programs in the menu
3) Choose your rental period
4) Checkout and pick up your bike

Semester long rentals must be done in person. To rent a bike for the duration of the semester, go to the UConn Adventure Center during daily hours of operation.

Check out the Cycle Share website for more information on rentals and bike-related clinics offered through the UConn Adventure Center!


Read a blog that a former sustainability intern wrote about the UConn Cycle Share program:

Taking UConn Cycle Share for a Spin!

Biking Trails and Maps

Schoolhouse Brook Park in Mansfield, CT.
Schoolhouse Brook Park in Mansfield, CT.

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.

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.

Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP)

The Hillside Environmental Education Park has three trails: Red, Blue, and Yellow. These are accessible at trail entrances behind the IPB Building and by C Lot off of Discovery Drive. The map of HEEP Trails can be viewed here. 

Additional Connecticut Trail Links

Updated: 9/2/2020