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Choose a Healthy Alternative: Ride Your Bike to Campus


Parking Office to hold bike auction
On Friday, October 4, 2019 the MIT Police and the Parking & Transportation Office will hold a bicycle auction of old or abandoned bicycles, weather permitting. The auction will begin at noon at 290 Albany Street in Cambridge. The lot will open at 11:30AM for an opportunity to preview the bicycles that are up for auction.

Proceeds from the auction go towards campus bicycle initiatives.

Note: A valid and current MIT ID is required to participate. There is a three bike maximum purchase per individual. Payment options include credit card, cash, or local check with proper ID. For more information about the bicycle auction, email

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.

Bluebikes Bike Share Membership Benefit

Current MIT employees and students can buy subsidized annual Bluebikes memberships and ride at a discounted hourly rate. The subsidized annual membership for MIT employees and students is $35 (regularly $99). Follow these instructions to sign up or renew as a member of the MIT group. An MIT certificate is required in order to register. To learn more about Bluebikes, visit their site.

NOTE: Unpaid postdoctoral fellows or research fellows, see separate instructions.

Bicycle Commuter Benefit

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 2019 expenses; the reimbursement process will be available on the Atlas site beginning on November 1st. Contact the Parking & Transportation Office if you have questions.

Bicycle Registration

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. An MIT certificate is required in order to register.

Bicycle Cages

The Parking & Transportation Office administers three secure bicycle storage areas, located behind Building 13, under Building E53 in the Hermann Garage, and in Building E62. 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.

Fix-it Stations

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 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."

 Bikes on the MBTA
 Bikes safety tips brochure (pdf)
 Getting around MIT by Bike (pdf)
 Bluebikes Bicycle Share


Department Directory

Parking & Transportation Office

Atlas Service Center
Street Address: 40 Ames Street
Building: E17-106
Hours: M - F, 8AM - 6PM

parking services

Tel: 617-258-6510

t-pass services

Tel: 617-253-9701

other commuter connections


Tom Giannino

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

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