Bike to work and reap healthy benefits

Bike to work and reap healthy benefits

By Life@TheU

Bike to work and reap healthy benefits

By Life@TheU
Explore the advantages of biking to the University every workday through the UBike program, which includes earning Well ’Canes points.

On Friday, March 6, cyclists from Miami-Dade County will celebrate Bike to Work Day at the University Metrorail Station near the Coral Gables campus. With support from GreenU, the Office of Parking and Transportation, and the University of Miami Police Department (UMPD), riders will embark on the annual 7.6-mile route to Downtown Miami to raise awareness about the benefits of biking to work. University students and faculty and staff members are invited to join the community for Bike to Work Day and to explore the benefits of the UBike program.

Designated as a Bike-Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists since 2012, the University of Miami offers discounts and perks to faculty, staff, and students who register their bikes as part of the UBike program. Here’s what you need to know:

UBike registration
Online bike registration is available for University of Miami faculty, staff, and students. Upon registering for the UBike program, participants are eligible to receive a free bike lock from UMPD, access to on-campus repair stations, and entry to the showers and locker rooms at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center or UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center

In-person registration is also available by visiting UMPD in the Flipse Building on the Coral Gables campus.

Faculty and staff benefits 
As an added bonus, faculty and staff members who exchange their  parking permit to participate in the UBike program may be eligible for Well ’Canes points and additional incentives. Learn more about the employee benefits.

How it works
Curious about where to ride, park, or repair your bike when at work? Experts from the Office of Parking and Transportation have answered the most frequently asked questions about the UBike program. For additional questions regarding biking to work or other discounted parking programs available to faculty and staff members, contact the Office of Parking and Transportation or explore other transportation alternatives.