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Bike

Biking is a great option for students and staff. Get your exercise and fight climate change one ride at a time!

Those who choose to bike to CSULB enjoy “parking” right next to their destinations and saving the cost of a parking permit. Plan your trip by checking out the Long Beach City bike map or Orange County bike map and check out these safety tips to increase your confidence.

There are also many resources on campus to support you including bike fix-it stations at the VIC and Parking Office along with U-Locks and bike lights available at the campus bookstore. You can also email ride@csulb.edu for personalized bike route planning or if you have any other questions about how to get started.

CSULB was recognized in 2020 as a silver level Bike Friendly University by The League of American Bicyclists.

Silver Badge bike friendly university

Long Beach Bike Share

Students, staff and faculty can enjoy a 50% off discount for Long Beach Bike Share bringing the cost of membership to only $7.50/month providing up to 90 min of ride time per day. There are over 472 bikes and 82 hubs across the city, 8 of which are on campus.

How to sign-up:

Step 1 - Go to longbeachbikeshare.com
Step 2 - Select “Become a Member” > “See Additional Options” > "Student Plan"
Step 3 - Enter your "csulb.edu" or "student.csulb.edu" email address to sign up
Step 4 - Download the Social Bicycles App to check out the bikes near you
Step 5 - That's it! Enjoy your ride!

Cleaning & Sanitation: To ensure the cleanliness of the bikes, BikeShare equipment is coated daily with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved disinfectant. Additionally, an emphasis on sanitation is being made for all high-touch BikeShare equipment surfaces. High-touch surfaces are being disinfected regularly to minimize the exposure of COVID-19.

For more information, please visit LB Bike Share FAQ.

Campus Bike Lanes and Racks

For safety, bicycles must be parked at one of the bicycle racks located throughout campus. View the Campus Wheel Paths Map for the locations of bike lanes and racks on campus.

Changing Rooms

Want to freshen up after biking to campus? Students can get access to the Kinesiology Locker Room for $10/semester by filling out the below form. 

Staff and faculty qualify for longer rental terms and are exempt from the $10 rental fee. Staff and faculty should request a locker in person from the locker room attendant.

Bike Pump and Tool Kit

A bicycle pump and a 48-piece kit of commonly used bike tools are available in the Parking Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Simply present your campus ID to check out the supplies in need.

CSULB Cyclist Discount

Present your CSULB ID card at JAX Bicycle Center on Bellflower Blvd. and Spring St. to receive a 10% discount on all regularly priced bikes, accessories, and service.

Bicycle Theft Prevention and Recovery

We recommend the use of a U-Lock device rather than a chain or cable to protect your bike. Registering your bike also provides helpful information to law enforcement in the event your bike is stolen and increases the likelihood that your bike will be recovered. To obtain a bicycle license, contact University Police at 562.985.4101. The service is free. Please bring proof of purchase, if available.

Campus Wheel Paths

The Campus Wheel Paths project was designed to provide students with a safe, comfortable and easy-to-use wayfinding system throughout campus and encourage sustainable methods of transportation.

With these designated Wheel Paths for bikes, scooters, and skateboards through the main quad and northern sections of campus, our planners have created a complete loop that connects points on campus with the City of Long Beach bike lanes located on Bellflower Boulevard, Atherton Street, Palo Verde Avenue, and State University Drive.

This project also reinforces the City of Long Beach's goal of transitioning 10% of all trips made in the city to bicycle in 10 years, rising to 20% in 20 years and 30% in 30 years. Creating more bikeways, improving safety, and expanding bike share programs are integral to transitioning more commuters from drive-alone commutes to cycling and other forms of non-motorized transportation.

Wheel Paths Video

Interactive Campus Map

Glossary of map terms

All-Wheel Paths:
Routes established that allow all non-motorized skateboards, scooters, and bikes to be safely ridden on campus. This new system allows the efficiency, safety and coexistence of riders and pedestrians.

Bike Racks:
Locations around campus for students to lock their bike during class or periods of non-use.

Bike Fixit Stations:
​Stations around campus that include air pumps and tools to make adjustments to your bike when needed.

Bike Share Hubs:
Designated stations around campus for users to rent/return bikes from the Long Beach Bike Share program.

City of Long Beach Bike Routes:
A network of protected bike lanes established by the City of Long Beach that are separate from driving lanes on these streets with striping and/or bollards.

Dismount Zone:
Strict no wheels zones that will be enforced to ensure pedestrian safety. Anyone riding on wheels must dismount immediately once passing the dismount striping.

Pedestrian Only Zone:
Dedicated areas on campus where no wheels are allowed outside of designated All Wheel Paths. Only Pedestrians are allowed in these areas.

Shared Bikeways:
Campus routes where both cars and bikes are required to share the road.

Sharrow Lane:
A double-chevron road marking indicating a shared cycle/vehicle lane. It warns motorists that this is an important cycle route, and it encourages cyclists to use more of the lane where there is potential danger (e.g. from parked cars), but there is not enough room for a dedicated cycle lane. Cars yield to bikes as they have the right of way in these areas.

Responsible use of alternative transportation methods including skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades, scooters, and other coasting devices is allowed on campus as a way of reducing reliance on motorized transportation and promoting exercise.