Biking at Emory

Getting around on two wheels

Biking at Emory Highlights

Emory University supports biking for the Emory Community through advocacy and investments in bicycle infrastructure, including bike racks, bike rentals, and PATH multi-use pathways. The Bike Friendly University program of the League of American Bicyclists has given Emory a Silver rating for supporting bicyclists.

By 2025, we will develop a bicycle and pedestrian master plan to include dedicated bike and pedestrian lanes and trails and bike amenities.

Biking at Emory Benefits

  • Biking reduces traffic and air pollution, and it encourages strong fitness habits.
  • Use the South Peachtree Creek PATH trail system to get around campus. Read more about the PATH system here and here.
  • Emory’s bicycle commuter program provides incentives for those who choose to cycle instead of driving to work. Once cyclists register they receive an Occasional Parking Permit, which will allow them to park on campus in the event of inclement weather.
  • Looking for community? Join the Emory Bike Social Family. The Emory Bike Social is a group of undergraduate students dedicated to promoting cycling in the Emory community. They organize regular group bike rides as well as educational, environmentalism, sustainability, and activism-oriented events.
  • Visit the Bike Ambassadors page, a group committed to strengthening the cycling community at Emory.

How It Works

  • Faculty, staff, and students can rent a bike for the semester for from Transportation and Parking services.
  • Use this form to reserve your bike. It costs $50 to rent a bike for the semester and $85 to rent a bike for the academic year.
  • Review the Bike Emory general guidelines, the Bike Emory release, and the Georgia Bike Sense Guide.
  • Check out Bike Emory to learn more.
  • Are you a new rider? Use this form and select “Biking” as your mode of commute to get matched with an Emory Bike Ambassador! Emory Bike Ambassadors are a group of Emory faculty and staff bike commuters who mentor and support new bike riders, help them plan safe and comfortable bike routes, provide tips and best practices for biking as a commuter, and support them as they start their bike commute journey.


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