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Bicycle Commuter Reimbursement Program

Any full-time MIT employee who commutes to work by bicycle and does not participate in the payroll deducted, pre-tax parking program or MBTA subsidy program is eligible to participate in the MIT Bicycle Commuter Reimbursement Program.

How the Program Works

Your bicycle must be registered with the MIT Parking and Transportation Office to qualify for this benefit. Employees are reimbursed up to $20 for each Qualified Bike Commuting Month. A Qualified Bike Commuting Month is any month where an employee uses a bicycle for the substantial portion of his or her commute and has incurred bicycle related expenses (i.e.bicycle purchases, improvements, repairs, and storage).

The Bicycle Commuter Benefit application must be submitted once per year, at the end of the calendar year. Applications must be received in the Parking Office by January 15 with no exceptions. Reimbursement could take up to 6 weeks and is electronically deposited into payroll when possible.

Reimbursements for bicycle benefits are considered taxable income.

Who is eligible

Any full-time MIT employee who commutes to work by bicycle and does not participate in the payroll deducted, pre-tax parking program or MBTA subsidy program. Prepaid, post-tax occasional parking permits are available to bike commuters.

Who is not eligible

Students and employees classified as Affiliates are not eligible for this program.

To participate you must

  • Register your bicycle with the MIT Parking and Transportation Office.
  • Fill out the Bicycle Commuter Reimbursement form, in Atlas, under My Benefits.
  • Upload your receipts to your account in Atlas at any time.
  • Submit the receipts at the end of each calendar year. No applications will be accepted after January 15.

Information Required on Receipts

  • Name of service provider
  • Service performed or supplies purchased
  • Dollar amount
  • Date of service*


* Service dates for reimbursable expenses must fall under the plan year.
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 Bikes safety tips brochure (pdf)
 Getting around MIT by Bike (pdf)
 Blue Bikes Bicycle Share
 Reuse your bike (pdf)
 Vassar Street path guidelines (pdf)


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Parking & Transportation Office

Hours: M - F, 8AM - 5PM
Phone: 617-258-6510
Phone (after hours): 617-253-2997
Fax: 617-258-6357
Building: E17-106

Tom Giannino

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

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