Choose a Healthy Alternative: Ride Your Bike to Campus
The compact size of the Boston/Cambridge area makes bicycling a popular
mode of transportation for students and employees. In addition to
riding on main streets, there are a wealth of paths, parks and bicycle-friendly
streets that can make bicycling one of your most efficient, healthy
and enjoyable forms of transportation. Since bicycling in traffic
can be a challenge, riders should be cautious and follow the rules of the road.
Members of the MIT community can register their bicycles with the MIT Parking and Transportation Office. Register your bike online to deter theft and to help recover your bike if it is stolen.
Bluebikes Bike Share Membership Benefit
Current MIT employees and students can buy subsidized annual Bluebikes memberships for $45 (regularly $119). Follow these instructions to sign up or renew as a member of the MIT group. To learn more about Bluebikes, visit their site.
NOTE: Unpaid postdoctoral fellows or research fellows, see separate instructions.
Commuter benefits for bicycling
Full-time benefits-eligible MIT employees who commute to work by bicycle are eligible to apply for reimbursement of cycling expenses under the MIT Bicycle Commuter Reimbursement Program. Keep your receipts for the previous year's expenses; the reimbursement process will be available on the Atlas site beginning on January 1st. Contact the Parking & Transportation Office if you have questions.
DAPER gym membership discount
For MIT employees who bike to work, DAPER offers a discounted limited-access membership designed specifically to ease your commute. Stop by the Zesiger Center for an early morning workout and/or shower, Monday-Friday, 6:00 AM–9:00 AM. Learn more on the DAPER site.
There are eight bicycle fix-it stations
The bicycle fix-it station outside of Building E15 on campus to help bicycle commuters maintain their bicycles for more efficient and safe commuting. Each fix-it station is equipped with an air pump and basic hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, and tire levers. The fix-it stations are located by the following buildings:
- Building 13 (along MIT.nano corridor)
- Building 32
- basement of Building 32
- Building E15
- Building E51
- Building NW35
- Building W35
- Building W85
To find a bicycle fix-it station, check out the MIT bike map.
MIT's Bicycle Commuter (Moira) Email List
To receive and share news or tips related to bicycle commuting at MIT, join the MIT Bike Moira email list. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and specifying your request to join the MIT Bike email list.
To unsubscribe from the MIT Bike Moira email list, go to your Moira subscription list and click "Remove Me."
MIT employees who bike to work may purchase a discounted DAPER gym membership providing access to showers at the Zesiger Center on weekdays, 6:00 AM–9:00 AM. Learn more on the DAPER site. In addition, check with your Administrative Officer to inquire if shower facilities are available in your building.
Storage areas for bicycles
The Parking & Transportation Office administers three secure bicycle storage areas, located behind Building 13, in Building E37 (Hayward Garage), and in Building E62 (Sloan Garage). To access any of these secure bike storage areas, request access when you fill out your bike registration form, and access will be added electronically to your MIT ID. Your bicycle must be registered with us before you can gain access to a secure bike compound.