Bike Parking

  • On the Pearl Street Mall, park in the designated bike racks at the perimeter of each block.
  • It’s illegal to lock your bike to trees, fire hydrants, or handrails, or to leave it locked in a public location for more than 12 consecutive hours.
  • While the city provides some bicycle parking in the public areas of the downtown commercial district, property owners also are required to provide adequate bike parking for their buildings.

Secure bike parking is available and free inside the following garages:

  • Spruce Street parking structure at Spruce and 11th streets;
  • Pearl Street parking structures at Pearl and 15th streets; and
  • Walnut Street parking structure at Walnut and 11th streets.

RTD provides free bicycle storage lockers at the downtown Boulder Transit Station, Table Mesa Park-n-Ride and many Park-n-Ride lots throughout the Denver metro area. A $20 (non-refundable) RTD-issued padlock and a six-month renewable contract allows you to lease a locker. For more information, call 303-299-6000 or 303-442-7332. For a complete list of bike locker/rack locations, visit RTD’s website and click on “Special Rides” then “Bike-n-Ride.”

Did you know that more than $500,000 worth of bicycles are stolen in Boulder each year? Approximately 300 bikes are recovered each year, but if the bikes are not registered, they are generally unrecoverable. Registering your bike will help the police return your bike to you if it is stolen and recovered.

Here’s how:

University of Colorado
Registration costs $10 (you don’t have to be a student). Call 303-735-2705 or visit the University of Colorado Police Department (UCPD) website.

City of Boulder Police Department
Registration is free. For more information, visit the Police Department bike registration webpage or call 303-441-3300.

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