Bicycles at UM-Flint

Academic Bikes

HCR 113 Bicycling on the Flint River Trail is an elective 1 credit-hour course offered spring and fall semesters. Bicycles and helmets are provided free for students registered in the course. Faculty interested in using bicycles for academic courses may make arrangements through the Recreation Center by contacting Gary Parr at: gparr@umflint.edu -or- calling 810-762-3441.

Lease A Bike!

Want a bicycle for the warm weather season, but don’t want to buy a new one? Lease a refurbished used bike from the Rec Center for $50. Bring it back at the end of the season for a partial refund. Contact Gary Parr at: gparr@umflint.edu -or- call 762-3441 to make arrangements.

Walk & Bike Work Group

Students, faculty/staff, and community are all welcome to join the Walk & Bike Group. The mission of the group is to establish a walking and bicycling friendly culture at UM-Flint that fosters the support of safe, non-motorized transportation initiatives, policies, and infrastructures across campus and through the greater Flint area. Increased walking and bicycling will lead to reduced congestion on campus, enhanced local and regional transportation options for current students, staff and faculty, aid in attracting future students, and ultimately lead to a safer and healthier community for everyone in Flint.

Get Involved! Meetings: 1st Friday of every month, 1 pm, Alumni Room (3rd floor University Center)

Bike Registration
Bicycles brought to the UM-Flint campus must be registered with the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Bring the bicycle to DPS in the Hubbard Building 8 am - 5 pm and the following information:

  • Bike serial #
  • Brand of bike & model
  • Color and/or trim color
  • Frame & wheel size
  • Style of bike
  • Other identifying features and/or accessories

 

Tips for preventing bicycle theft:

  • Lock your bike everytime it must be left unattended
  • Use a U-bar lock
  • Secure both the frame and wheels with lock
  • Detach the seat and take with you if possible
  • Park your bike on racks in well-lit, designated areas
  • Know where your bike is at all times
  • Avoid parking your bike for extended periods without checking on it
  • Keep information, such as color, brand, frame & wheel size, serial number, etc, to help identify the bike if stolen
  • Report immediately to DPS if your bike is stolen or if you see suspicious activity around bike racks on campus

If you have any questions about bike registration or bicycle safety, call DPS at 810-762-3335, or dial 911 from a campus phone, or pick up a red emergency phone.