Stanford University is a Campus Built for Bikes

And students make an excellent choice in looking into a bike. Unless you enjoy running the 12.8 sq mile campus to get to class.

Campus Bike Shop offers a wide variety of bikes suitable for campus life. With more than 85 years of experience serving Stanford students, we know the stresses that bikes encounter on campus living. Each of our models has been tested in the real world by students like yourself. Our mechanics have seen everything that can possibly go wrong and know how to fix it in a fast and cost-efficient manner.

Can you hold a bike for me for when I arrive?

Campus Bike Shop will gladly accept bike purchases and hold them ready for pickup during New Student Orientation Week, starting on September 20th. This is a huge time saver - we know from experience that the first few weeks of the Fall Quarter are always extremely busy for us as new students quickly discover that a bike is a very nice thing to have at Stanford. Purchasing bikes in advance will let you skip the line. 

We will do our best to accommodate early bike pickups upon request.

What do I need to know?

California Law stipulates that…

  • All bike riders must have a front headlight after sundown
  • All bike riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet
  • All bikes must have have pedal, rear, and side reflectors after sundown - any bike we sell comes with these as standard

Stanford University Traffic and Parking Code requires that all bikes must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services.

What kind of bike should I buy?

A hybrid bike is ideal for campus life. Wide tires help to absorb shock, and their frame geometry encourages upright riding positions ideal for comfort and new riders. All of our standard models can be accessorized with racks, baskets, and fenders.

If you are interested in lightly used models at a discount, you might want to consider our Rental Return bicycles, available starting August 23rd.

Please see our bicycle catalog here.

What accessories should I buy?

We offer premade accessories packages that we will install free of charge on any applicable bike.

Security

A solid lock is going to be a necessary purchase. We recommend and include a Kryptonite branded of U-Locks based on both their reputation and our years of practical feedback from students. Bike theft is an unfortunate reality. Your bike will be a main method of transportation - please take care of it!

Our security packages goes a step further by protecting the extremities of the bike - the seat and the wheels with security skewers and a combination lock.

UtilityFenders will protect you from the wet elements, and having a basket can be a boon for carry groceries, books, or laptops. Both are provided in our Utility package.
Safety

USB charging front and rear lights allow you to see and be seen in the dark without the hassle of changing batteries. Lighted pedals provide an additional layer of protection as well.

Do you offer discounted repairs?

We offer a Maintenance Plan that provides free tuneups, adjustments and several other perks. Don't have time to maintain your bike? Let us do it for you. You just need to bring it in. If a service is going to take to take longer than 15 minutes, we will provide a free rental bike upon request and availability.