Bicycling at Duke


View a map detailing the locations of bike racks on the Duke University and Health System's Durham campus.

Bicycling at Duke is an ideal way to get around, whether it's for exercise or transportation, and Duke makes it easy and convenient for students, faculty and staff to park safely and close to buildings.

Register your Bike

Registering as a bike commuter provides many benefits:

  • Thieves are less likely to steal registered bikes.
  • Registered bikes are more likely to be recovered if stolen.
  • On the days that you need to drive, employees and graduate students registered as full-time bike commuters can receive up to 2 free daily parking passes per month.
  • Registered cyclists are permitted to use showers in the Wilson Center or Brodie Center from opening time to 9:00 a.m., Monday - Friday. For gym access, the commuter's DukeCard is required. Additional shower locations can be found here.
  • All registered cyclists can receive discounts at local retailers such as Durham Cycles, Bullseye Bicycle, and Bull City Burger through Duke's partnership with the national incentive program, Bicycle Benefits.

Register as a Full-time Bike Commuter (Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Off-campus Undergraduate Students)

Register as a Part-time Bike Commuter or On-campus Student Resident


  Bike Safety

In the State of North Carolina, bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles.  That means bikes are allowed to ride on streets and should obey all traffic signs and signals.  Please bike responsibly by signaling turns and respecting pedestrians.  And, don't forget: always wear your helmet! 

Emergency Ride Home

For unexpected crises, employees who are also full-time bike commuters can enroll in the regional Emergency Ride Home program.  ERH offers up to 6 free vouchers per year for a ride home due to personal illness or unscheduled overtime.  Information about using this service can be found at

Other Cycling Resources

Bike Durham - a local bicycling advocacy organization that hosts events and other activities

Duke Zagster - a campus bike-share program with 50 bicycles at stations on East, Central, and West Campus, available for rent by the hour or day to student, faculty and staff members

Durham Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission - the official website for the City/County commission, hosts the Durham Bike Hike Map and other local cycling information

Durham Bike Co-op - a community bike shop in downtown Durham providing bicycle repair skill-sharing and earn-a-bike programs

GoSmart - provides Triangle-wide resources for cyclists

In this video, Academic Dean Norman Keul shows how he bikes each day to Duke.