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Bicycling at Indiana University

Want to live longer, feel better, save money, and protect the environment? Ride a bike!

Safety Pledge

Indiana University has bicycling running through its veins. In 1951, 7000 students attended an event that would inextricably tie the bicycle to IU history. The Little 500 is the largest collegiate race in the United States and attracts 25,000 people to Bloomington every year in celebration of IU bicycle culture.

You can be a part of this culture and you don’t even need to wait for the Little 500 to roll around! Bicycling on campus and around Bloomington is one of the most powerful, simple, and beneficial changes you can make. Whether you are student, faculty, or staff – ditch the car, the congestion, the parking fees, and the pollution. Hop on a bicycle and experience first hand the benefits of the two-wheeled marvel. Don’t be alarmed, once you make the switch you may find yourself healthier, happier, and with more cash in your pocket.

This website aims to promote and support bicycle transportation on campus and beyond. For your convenience, we’ve compiled information on state and local laws, safe riding tips, bike registration, bike commuting suggestions, online resources and much more.

With 42,000 students and 8,000 employees, Indiana University has amazing potential for becoming a model of sustainability and health.