Bicycle Friendly University

What is a Bicycle Friendly University?

Bicycle Friendly University, 2020-2024, The League of American Bicyclists, Bronze

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] ) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff, and visitors. The BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling. In 2020, UT Dallas earned bronze recognition as a Bicycle-Friendly University by The League of American Bicyclists. UT Dallas becomes the 7th university in Texas to attain BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] certification and joins UT Austin, also bronze, to become the second BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] in the UT System.

Visit Bicycle Friendly University (BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] ) to learn more about creating a safe environment for cyclist throughout the United States of America.

Bicycle Advisory Committee

The Bicycle Advisory Committee advises the Bicycle Friendly University program on stakeholder priorities, common issues, and areas for partnership. The advisory committee meets at least twice per semester and is open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members. If you would like to register for future meetings or ask for further information, contact


Each semester, the BFU [Bicycle Friendly University] program holds several events, including a Bike to Campus Day, maintenance clinics, bike tours, skills workshops, and more. If you would like to be notified about these events, sign up for updates.

Student organizations and staff may request a workshop, maintenance clinic, or bike tour by contacting

Shower and Changing Rooms

UTD has several locations for cyclists to shower and change on campus. As part of students’ free access to University Recreation facilities, they can use the shower and locker rooms at the Activity Center and Rec Center West.

Staff and faculty who bike to work can sign up for a free Commuter Shower Pass, which gives access to showers at the Activity Center, Rec Center West, and the SPN Wellness Center from the facility’s opening until 9:00 a.m. Shower supplies and towels are not provided by the facilities. Staff and faculty must sign up for the Commuter Shower Pass before attempting to access the facilities.

ID Etching

To increase the number of bikes returned to owners, UTD Police offers a free service to engrave identifying information on student or staff bicycles. Engraving ensures that bikes can be returned to their proper owners if recovered by UTDPD [ University of Texas at Dallas Police Department ] .

If you would like to have your bike engraved, please contact Officer Dave Spigelmyer:

Well-Being Routes

Use our Well-Being Routes (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) to learn more about our sustainable campus while keeping yourself healthy. These routes will take you to some of the University’s most picturesque sustainability projects while avoiding high traffic areas and busy sidewalks. Remember to signal turns, wear a helmet, and check your tire air, brakes, and chain before every ride!


A bicycle parked under a tree near Cottonwood Creek on the UTD campus.

Contact Us

If you have a problem with a bike facility on campus, please report it. If you would like to report a need for a bike facility or ask a question, please contact