Biking at Cornell

Ithaca’s steep hills coupled with the fantastic gorge views can make a ride across campus a challenging—yet rewarding—experience...

Jennie Lee '15 rides one of the Big Red Bikes through Collegetown (Jason Koski//University Photography)
Jennie Lee '15 rides one of the Big Red Bikes through Collegetown (Jason Koski//University Photography)

Cornell supports cycling as a sustainable means of commuting to and from campus as well as an excellent means for transportation throughout the campus itself. The bikes for getting around campus has been increasing in recent years, and the University has responded accordingly by taking an active roll in ensuring a transportation system that is safe and accommodating for cyclists. This includes elements such as a system of marked bike lanes, pedestrian-shared paths, and dismount zones. There are several student biking organizations at Cornell including Big Red Bikes, the organization responsible for Cornell’s biking share program, and The Cornell Cycling Team, for students interested in racing. In addition, the Cornell Outdoor Education Program offers biking courses for our students and Cornell’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Safety Committee meets regularly to address issues related to improving the biking environment on our campus. Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) offers service to our campus as well as service covering the greater Ithaca area with buses that feature bike racks – a great resource for our students, faculty and staff.

Click here for the Cornell Bicycle and Pedestrian Website