Riding a 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.
Resident bike storage has been added to the Tommie North Garage and the Tommie East Garage. Resident students will have card access to these high-density storage areas, which will be available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for resident students to store their bicycles, and students will need to supply their own locks.
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.
Bike and Scooter Share Services
Public Transportation and Biking
Often, getting to your destination works best with a combination of transportation methods. Metro Transit can help you navigate combining biking and public transit.