Commit to a Sustainable Future — Walk, bike, or bus to campus
Chico is a convenient community for bicycling, as it is quite flat, the climate is relatively mild, and there are ample bike parking locations, bike lanes, and bike paths throughout the community.
When selecting a route to the campus or other destinations, it is recommended to select a different route than you typically drive to avoid competing with high volumes of traffic. Remember to follow vehicles rules (i.e., drive the same direction as vehicles and stop at stop signs and red lights).
The Department of Motor Vehicles requires all bicycles to be licensed in California. You may license your bicycle through the University Police Department. It is important to register your bike because it is a powerful protection against theft.
Campus Bike Parking
The University provides almost three times more bicycle parking spaces than spaces for motor vehicles. Although riding your bicycle is prohibited in the campus core, there are several convenient bike parking locations around the entire campus perimeter. Bicycles are to be parked and locked only in those areas designated for such parking and may not be locked to fences or trees, or in buildings.
- Campus Bicycle Routes and Parking Map (JPG)
- Bicycle Parking Requirements
- Bicycle Parking Count - Spring 2008
- "No Riding" Policy in Campus Core (pdf)
- Campus Core Map (jpg)
Bike Rules & Safety
Chico State is a pedestrian-friendly campus, therefore bikes must be walked through the campus core. University Police enforces the University's regulations concerning bicycle riding and parking on campus, as well as state vehicular laws. It's important to be aware that bicycle and skateboard riders are subject to the same rules and regulations as any other vehicles on the road (i.e., stopping at stop signs and red lights and going the same direction as vehicles).
- University Police Bike Rules
- Bicycle Safety Tips
- DMV Bicycle Rules & Safety
- City of Chico Traffic Division Bicycle Information
- Report a Bike Collision (City of Chico Traffic Engineering)
Services & Organizations
- Associated Students' Adventure Outings provides a bike repair cart and hosts periodic bike auctions on campus.
- Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) provides bike route information on their Web site, including a Chico Area Bike Map.
- Chico houses a multitude of bike stores and repair shops which can be located by contacting the Chico Chamber of Commerce.
- The Chico Velo Cycling Club website provides valuable cycling information and maps of local bike paths. The club also helps with routing. Experienced bike riders will help create a local bike route from one destination to another. For example, they can help create a bike route from home to school that avoids high-traffic streets or streets without bike lanes. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty and staff can join a campus e-mail list for bicyclists. Contact Kirk Monfort for more information.