CSUSM Bicycle Program

San Diego is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the United States. With its 300+ miles of bikeways and year-round temperate weather, biking to campus is an inexpensive and healthy way to commute. 

CSUSM offers serveral amenities for commuting bicyclists.   Free bike registration bike racks throughout the campus for easy access to the buildings, bike lockers for added security, bike tire pumps located at Craven and Chavez circles and bike locks to loan. 


University Police and Parking and Commuter Services recommend that all bicycle riders register their bikes through the free bike registration program. 

Bicycle License Application

Print this form, fill it out and bring it to the Parking and Commuter Services Office along with your bicycle to register and get your bike tag. Through this program the bicycle will be entered into a database maintained by University Police.  If bicycling is your primary means of transportation and you have registered your bike, you may be eligible for incentives.
Parking and Commuter Services office in the Public Safety Building (PSB 63) is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Contact the Commuter Coordinator at 760-750-7520 for more information.


Parking and Commuter Services offers a bike locker program that is available to all campus bicycle and motorcycle riders. Lockers are rented by semester on a first come first serve basis. Bike lockers are rented at a cost of $15.00  a semester with a $30.00 key deposit that will be refunded when the key is returned at the end of the contract period.

Bike locker keys must be returned at the end of the semester.  Users not returning keys will forfeit the deposit and are subject to a University Hold.

Bike Locker Rental.............$15 semester / $30 refundable key deposit

Bike locker rentals are also available at the Sprinter Station.  For more information on how to rent bike lockers there, please go to: www.icommutesd.com

Bicycle rack locations:
Chavez Circle
Craven Circle
Library Plaza
The Dome and Commons
The Clarke
Parking Lots C, H, and O
University Hall

Bicycle locker locations:
Lot C
Lot E
Lot P
The Clarke Field House

For additional information contact Parking and Commuter Services in (PSB 63) Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or call 760-750-7500.


In the event that you arrive on campus without a lock, Parking and Commuter Services will have available a limited number of locks to loan out for emergency purposes only.
For information contact Parking and Commuter Services in (PSB 63) Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or call 760-750-7500.


Summary of Campus Bike Policy

  • Bicycle riding is prohibited on the inner core of campus
    7:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Bicyclists must obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • No riding or parking bicycles in any university building, except in specifically designated bicycle storage areas.
  • No riding the bicycle in such a way as to endanger or interfere with cyclist or others.
  • No parking, storing or leaving a bicycle so as to interfere with a railing installed to assist the movement of disabled persons.
  • No blocking or otherwise impeding normal entrance and exit from any university building.
  • No blocking or otherwise impeding either vehicular or pedestrian flow.

Bicycles found to be illegally parked, unlocked, abandoned or otherwise in violation of this policy may be impounded and retained at the University Police Department.

For more detailed information refer to the CSUSM Bicycle policies and procedures at www.csusm.edu/policies and California Vehicle Code 21201-21212 at www.leginfo.ca.gov.


To join the Bicycle Club e-mail them at csusmcycling@gmail.com or contact ASI recreation at www.csusm.edu/asi.

Other Sites on Bicycle Commuting:

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
California Bicycle Coalition
Bike to Work Day