Bike Friendly Campus

Bike friendly campus

Whether you are biking to the IU South Bend campus for class, bringing your bike along to campus via Transpo city bus, cycling through as part of Bike the Bend or other area bike rides, IU South Bend offers a convenient location and easy pedaling access to parks, stores, shopping, restaurants, downtown South Bend, and more!

The benefits of bicycling are far-reaching, including helping the environment by reducing carbon emissions, saving money, reducing congestion, optimizing space, improving health and enhancing campus quality of life. South Bend has been designated a Bicycle Friendly City, and IU South Bend applied for designation as a Bicycle Friendly University and received an Honorable Mention.

What is a Bicycle Friendly University?

In 2017, IU South Bend became the third campus in Indiana to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University. The Bicycle Friendly University program promotes active and sustainable colleges and universities. The League of American Bicyclists awards Bicycle Friendly University designations at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level and acknowledges institutions of higher education that are close to becoming bicycle friendly, but still have some room to grow, with an Honorable Mention.

Bike Awards

Bicycling at IU South Bend

The IUSB Chancellor's Community Bikeride Committee advocates for bicycle riding to/from and on campus and for bicycle accessibility and accommodation, coordinates bicycling events and programming in the region, and educates the campus community on bicycle safety.

Contact the committee to get involved by emailing

See more campus bicycling information

Register your bike on campus

Area Bike Shops

Albrights Cycling & Fitness

2720 Lincoln Way West, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Phone: 574 255-8988

Avenue Bicycle Station

2716 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-855-BIKE

Outpost Sports

3602 N. Grape Road Mishawaka, IN 46545
Phone: 574-259-1000
1251 N. Eddy Street South Bend, IN 46617
Phone: 574-855-3201


2202 South Bend Ave.
South Bend, IN 46635
Phone: 574-272-0129


Area Bike Route Maps
Bicycle Map: On-Street Bikeways and Off-Street Trails (Bike Michiana)

Bike rack locator - HERE

Bicycling Safety Videos

Bike lanes

Traffic laws