Yellow Bike Program

There are more than 500 bikes in use in the Yellow Bike Program, which provides free loaner bikes to students, faculty and staff. Use of the loaner bikes has significantly reduced congestion and parking demand on campus.

TU loves bikes!

Bring your bike to campus or check out one of the FREE Yellow Bikes from the TU Bike Shop. Did we mention it's FREE?

Why bike on campus?

  • Save gas and money
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Park close to your destination
  • Stay in shape

Yellow Bikes

The Yellow Bike Program provides FREE loaner bikes to TU students, faculty, and staff.

TU students biking at Mcfarlin LibraryFill out an application at the Bike Shop and get a bike to ride on- and off-campus all semester. All Yellow Bike riders get a lock and helmet too!

Did you know?  The Yellow Bike Program was begun in Fall 2006 at the request of the Student Association after implementation of the tiered parking permit system increased the distance students had to walk to class. The program was initially housed in the racquetball courts at Mabee Gym until the Bike Shop was opened in Fall 2008.

The Bike Shop

The Bike Shop is located in LaFortune Hall across 8th Street from the Reynolds Center.

Air up your tires or get minor repairs done to your Yellow Bike, Monday through Friday, 1 - 6 p.m. Bike Shop Manager Steve Caywood and his student workers will teach you how to do minor repairs and maintenance on your personal bike as well.

Ride safely!

  • Protect your brain by wearing a helmet. Yellow bike riders can get a free helmet from the Bike Shop.
  • Obey traffic laws. On the road you are considered a vehicle and you must follow the same laws that apply to motor vehicles.
  • Obey traffic signals and signs.
  • Ride with traffic, never against it.
  • Ride as far to the right as is safe, but don’t be afraid to “take the lane” if conditions warrant.
  • Always pass vehicles, other cyclists, and pedestrians on the left.
  • Be predictable and signal turns with hand signals.
  • If you ride at night, use a light. The law requires a headlight and rear reflector. A rear light is recommended.
  • Sidewalks are for pedestrians. Ride on the roads when you can, and on sidewalks and shared use pathways when you have no other choice.

Lock your bike!

Don’t be a victim of bike theft.

Lock your bike every time you park it. Yellow Bike riders can get a free lock from the Bike Shop.

TU yellow bike closeupRegister your bike!

Bicycles brought to campus by students, faculty or staff must be registered.

Visit Parking Services to get a FREE registration sticker to attach to your bike. Registration of your bike helps campus security help you in the event that your bike is stolen. Unregistered bikes are considered abandoned and may be impounded by campus security.

Need help?

Campus security officers patrol the campus on bikes, on foot, and in vehicles. Flag one down or call 918-631-5555 if you need assistance.

Useful links

Regulations for Bikes on Campus
INCOG Regional Trail Guide
The Rules of the Road

Bicycle Advisory Committee

Steve Caywood, Coordinator of Special Services, Physical Plant and Bike Shop Manager
Trenton Cox, Sergeant, Campus Security and Head of Campus Security Bike Patrol
Terry Hossack, Associate Vice President for Facilities
Lauren Wagner, Administrative Associate to the Provost and University Representative, INCOG Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee