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Bicycle Information

Riding a bike is one of the best ways to get around campus. If you choose to bike, and we hope you do, remember your bike is a vehicle. Just like a motorist, it is your responsibility to learn and obey the rules that apply to you as a cyclist.

Bicycle Maps

The campus bicycle map shows the locations of all the DIY bike fix-it stations, the student-managed bike shop Wildcat Wheels, and the nearest bike parking to your building.

View the interactive campus bicycle map.


Bicycle Facilities Map

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Check out Lexington’s bike map (PDF) for the whole city layout of bike lanes, shared streets, multi-use paths, and preferred routes, in order to help better plan your commute. You can pick up a hard copy at Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library or at any of the Parking and Transportation Services office locations.

End-of-Semester Bike Donation Station

Instead of leaving an unwanted bike behind, donate it! The University of Kentucky encourages students to donate their unwanted bicycles instead of leaving them at racks on campus. Doing so helps expedite the abandoned bike process and frees up space on campus bike racks. Bikes donated through this process will go to the Lexington Fire Department for their annual toy drive, become part of the Wildcat Wheels program or go to UK Surplus, depending on their condition.

Pick up a Bicycle Donation Waiver and bike donation marker at your residence hall’s front desk. Tie the marker to your locked bike, and put the completed form and your bike lock key in an envelope and drop it in the green donation bin.

If you would like to keep your bike lock, drop your bike off at the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library, in the basement of Blazer Hall, during the following windows:

    Monday, May 2      4 p.m. -- 7 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 3     4 p.m. -- 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 4    4 p.m. -- 7 p.m.
    Thursday, May 5     4 p.m. -- 7 p.m.
    Friday, May 6        noon -- 3 p.m.

Share The Road

Lexington and the University of Kentucky have partnered with the Share the Road campaign, which promotes safe and courteous interactions between bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. For more information, visit www.uky.edu/pts/sharetheroad.

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Bicycle Parking

Bicycle racks must be used at all times, and are located near most residence halls and classroom buildings. If you notice a need for more bike parking in a particular area of campus, submit a request via the Bike Rack Request Form.

Bicycle Registration

University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services strongly encourages all members of the campus community who plan to park their bicycle on campus to obtain and display a valid bicycle permit, including employees, students, and frequent visitors.

Bicycle permits are free of charge. Bike owners should have the following information on hand when applying: serial number, bicycle color(s) and name brand/manufacturer. Bike permits are decals which should be adhered to the seat tube, approximately 8 inches from the bottom, facing the front of the bicycle.

Bicycle registration is voluntary, but members of the campus cycling community are highly encouraged to register their bicycles.

Why Register?

  • Your registration sticker acts as a visible theft deterrent.
  • Your permit can potentially save you money. If your bicycle is parked illegally on campus, PTS can contact you directly using the information provided during registration, rather than impounding your bicycle and cutting the lock.
  • Proof of registration can be helpful for filing an insurance claim if your bicycle is stolen.
  • Bike permits aid in theft recovery. PTS can flag your bike as stolen, provide you with your serial number and look for your bike – all provided it is registered with our department.
  • Assists with campus and local bicycle education outreach programs, including the Bicycle e-Newsletter.

Bicycle permits are free of charge. Bike owners should have the following information on hand when applying: serial number, bicycle color(s) and name brand/manufacturer. Bike permits are decals which should be adhered to the seat tube, approximately 8 inches from the bottom, facing the front of the bicycle.

Bicycle registration is voluntary, but members of the campus cycling community are highly encouraged to registered their bicycles to take advantage of the benefits to cyclists.

Registering for a Bicycle Permit

You can acquire a bike permit online or in person.

To register online, sign into the Parking Account Manager. You will see “Purchase Permit” available in the menu. Click on that and follow the directions on the next screen. This should take you to a page which allows you to select a bike permit. If you have more than one bike that you wish to register, you may do so at this time. Upon completion of the application, PTS will mail the permit to the recipient. Please note that processing and delivery for online applications may take up to one week.

Permits may also be obtained in person at the Press Avenue Garage (721 Press Avenue) or the South Limestone Garage(409 South Limestone).

Permit Holder’s Rights & Responsibilities

  • Permits may not be transferred to another bicycle.
  • Notify PTS of any transfer in ownership of the bicycle.
  • Ensure that the permit is properly displayed on the bicycle.
  • Pay fees for citations and/or impoundment tied to the permit.

It is the responsibility of all individuals operating any vehicle - motorized or non-motorized to read and understand the Vehicle, Parking & Permit Regulations.

Finding Your Serial Number

Click here for some common places to find the serial number on your bicycle.

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Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library

If you need to borrow a bicycle, please visit the Wildcat Wheels Bike Library. Bike checkout is free with UK faculty, staff, or student ID.

Bicycle E-News

Read through our past bike e-newsletters to see what new infrastructure improvements have been made recently, to learn about past or upcoming bicycling events on campus, or to learn about road closures and route changes. To be added to the newsletter mailing list, enter your contact information below.

Still Have Questions?

Visit our Bicycle FAQ Page or e-mail UKBikes@lsv.uky.edu.