Bike UMD

New in fall 2019: VeoRide is at UMD!

VeoRide is the new bike and electric scooter (e-scooter) program at the University of Maryland and The City of College Park (view full announcement). Beginning on Wednesday, August 28, VeoRide will introduce a fleet of 150 electric bikes (e-bikes), 70 pedal bikes and 70 e-scooters in 24 locations on and around campus.

VeoRide bike and scooter


We are evaluating our VeoRide program on an ongoing basis and welcome your feedback here:

Hours of availability

Bikes and e-scooters will be available from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

SAFETY FIRST: where to ride

Bikes and scooters should generally be used on roads; however, sidewalks can be used when necessary. Remember to always yield to pedestrians. Users should ride in low traffic areas and bike lanes, and exercise caution if it is necessary to cross or briefly travel on a busy road. First-time users are required to review safety protocol in the VeoRide app before activating their vehicle. Riders should always wear a helmet.

More questions? See our FAQs for UMD riders.


You can earn VeoRide rider credit by attending one of our VeoRide safety demos this fall! View our calendar for the lineup of events.

If you would like to schedule a test drive outside of the times offered, please contact

Getting Started as a UMD Cyclist: Bike Registration

Registration through Bike Index is required for all bikes on campus, and is available to anyone with a UID. Your Bike Index registration provides a record of ownership that aids authorities in locating the owner of a stolen bike, and helps with the planning and implementation of bicycle infrastructure improvements at the university. Only registered bicycles are eligible for DOTS’ free lock-cutting service.

  • Read the biking regulations, which include critical information regarding safety and bike parking.
  • Register your bike online at Bike Index (how to navigate Bike Index).
  • Bring your bike and confirmation email to the DOTS office in Regents Drive Garage or the RecWell Bike Shop at 0249 Cole and pick up your registration sticker.

The new DOTS Bicycle Recycle program provides affordable refurbished bikes to UMD students while reducing environmental waste. Bikes donated to DOTS will be rebuilt by RecWell Bike Shop mechanics and sold for an affordable price to students at the annual DOTS Transportation Fair on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

We provide secure bike parking and shower facilities as an incentive for commuters who choose to travel to campus via bicycle. The Bike Commuter Incentive program is intended to facilitate controlled access to these facilities for participants enrolled in our sustainable transportation program, Smart Commute.