Riding your bicycle is an excellent way to get to and from campus. It is inexpensive, and environmentally friendly; plus, a great form of exercise. No matter where you live off-campus, getting to St. Thomas and around the Twin Cities is very easy when riding a bicycle.
Minnesota has miles of paved bicycle trails. No matter which direction you are coming from, you will be sure to find a bike route to use. Use the resources below to plan your bicycle commute.
Smart Trips Bike Route Maps:
Bike Racks on Campus
There are a number of bicycle racks on campus available for student use. Many are near the entrances and exits to buildings and convenient for where you want to go on campus. If there is not a rack right next to the door you intend to use, look at another entrance to the building.
Unfortunately, bicycle thieves do target college campuses; therefore our Public Safety office recommends the U-lock bicycle lock to secure your bike. For more bicycle theft prevention tips, visit Public Safety’s resources.
Also, be sure to only lock your bike to a bike rack. Bikes are not allowed to be secured to trees, signs, railings or any other object other than a bike rack. Bikes not secured to bike racks may be subject to removal by Public Safety .
Students are encouraged to register their bicycle with Public Safety. For more information, visit the Public Safety website
BEAST Bike-share program
The Wellness Center has partnered with BEAST (Bike Enthusiasts At St. Thomas) to provide bike rentals to current UST students. Anyone in need of a bike is able to borrow one with a lock and helmet for 7 days, free of charge, through The Bike Share Program. More information on the program can be found by visiting BEAST Bike-share program website.
Nice Ride MN
Nice Ride Minnesota is a non-profit, public bike share program operating in the Twin Cities. Nice Ride’s mission is to enhance the quality of our urban life by providing a convenient, easy-to-use bike sharing program that will provide residents and visitors a healthy, fun, different way to get around town. For more information visit the Nice Ride website.
To view a map of all of the Nice Ride MN bike-share locations in the Twin Cities, view the Nice Ride stations page. A new location will be opening near the St. Thomas campus at the intersection of Grand & Cleveland in the near future.