Birmingham is quickly becoming a bike-centric city as more and more amateur and practiced bike riders take to the streets. With more cyclists on the roads, it’s important to support and educate bike riders and drivers alike about how to have fun and stay safe around bikes in Birmingham.

Benefits of biking

Bike UABBiking has many benefits. It’s good exercise for your body and mind.

Biking can also save you time and money. Cyclists can cruise through traffic and don’t need to worry about finding a parking spot, plus there’s no paying for gas, parking, and car insurance.

Biking is also good for the environment -- unlike cars and buses, cycling creates no air pollution. More cyclists in Birmingham means cleaner air, less traffic, and fewer parking lots. 

Bike Registration

While UAB doesn’t have a bike permitting requirement, it’s important to register your bike and personalize your bike so you will know what it looks like if it gets stolen.

Bike Racks

UAB Bike Rack RenderingUAB has selected a new standard rack for campus that is being distributed across campus, research, and hospital locations during the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

We also have a bike repair station on the Campus Green just outside the Blazer RLC and Commons.

How to Lock Your Bike

Secure your frame and both tires for the most secure lock.

Avoid locking to handrails, as you may cause accessibility issues for others. Fences and trees should also not be used as bike racks.

Report Bike Theft and Bike Accidents to UAB Police

Emergency: (205) 934-3535 or 911
Non-emergency: (205) 934-4434 (ask for Tonya Webb)