Biking at Brown

As part of Brown's commitment to alternative transportation options, the University provides resources and promotes programs related to biking to and around campus. A green alternative to driving, biking is wonderful for your health and the air you breathe.

Brown has bicycle racks in convenient places all around campus, offers bicycle registration to discourage theft, has a student group renting and repairing bikes called Bikes@Brown, and is working with various civic groups to help promote cycling in the city of Providence.

Mapped Resources

Some bike racks on campus (link below)Some bike racks on campus (link below)

Finding bicycle routes around Providence and racks to store your bike can be difficult, which is why we have compiled a set of maps to help.


If you think your bike has been stolen, contact the Brown Department of Public Safety at 401-863-3322.

To discourage theft, we highly suggest registering your bicycle with the Department of Public Safety. Additionally, U-shaped locks are an easy way to secure your bike, as cable locks are much more susceptible to cutting and facilitate theft.


As part of EmPower, Bikes@Brown is a student group that provides bike rentals, repairs, and helmet giveaways based out of Faunce House. For more information about Bikes@Brown, please visit their homepage or visit them on Facebook

If you need another repair shop, please consult this map of repair shops in Providence.