UCSC Bike Programs

Biking is one of the fastest and easiest ways to travel around campus and the surrounding areas...and its great for the environment. To help keep you biking safely, TAPS offers several bike programs for UCSC students, faculty and staff.

    Slug Bike Life

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    Slug Bike Life is your resource to all things biking at UCSC. We've got free bike lights and helmets, sweet upcoming giveaways, fun e-bike riding events, and more to get you stoked for riding all year.

    Check out upcoming Slug Bike Life events

  • E-Bike Share

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    BCycle e-bike sharing provides Santa Cruz County residents and visitors with a convenient, fun, and affordable way to get around the County. UCSC affiliates are eligible for significantly reduced annual BCycle membership rates.

    Learn how to sign up for a membership

  • Bike Safety & Licensing

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    One of TAPS' core values is safety for all, including bicyclists. This includes tips for avoiding accidents when cycling as well as information about licensing your bike with the State of California and help with avoiding and reporting bike theft.

    Learn more about bike safety and licensing

  • Bike Parking

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    In addition to bike racks near bus stops and throughout campus, there are also bike lockers available for a small fee. All bikes on campus must be parked at a bike rack or in a bike locker, including e-bikes.

    Learn more about bike parking options

  • Bike Routes

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    The Class I bike path through the Great Meadow offers stunningly beautiful views on the downhill journey. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission also produces a map of bike routes throughout the county.

    Learn more about UCSC bike routes

  • Bike Shuttle

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    While the UC Santa Cruz campus offers sweeping ocean views and beautiful, scenery, the ride uphill to campus can be difficult...so TAPS operates a bike shuttle from the west side of Santa Cruz to the base of campus every weekday morning.

    Bike Shuttle schedule

  • Bike Shower Program

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    If you commute to work on your bike, you know getting up the hill can be a sweaty business. Make sure you're fresh for the day with the Bike Shower Program. This program is provided as a collaboration of TAPS and AthRec.

    Check here to see if you're eligible for a Bike Shower Membership.

  • Bike Financing Offers, Rebates, and Rentals

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    Biking is a great way to get around UCSC and Santa Cruz. It’s healthy, fun, and helps fight climate change. Buying a quality bike or an e-bike can be an expensive investment, but there are great financing options and rebates available.

    Check for available offers and rebates

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