Alternative Transportation

Riding a bike

Bloomington is a bicycle-friendly city, and many students find that biking is the easiest and cheapest way to get around.

Buying a bike

Because cycling is so popular in Bloomington, the city has several bicycle stores. Many discount department stores also sell bicycles.

A free option is the Bloomington Community Bike Project, which will provide parts and help you build your own bike at no cost.

You may also be able to find a used bike for sale. Look for signs in residence halls, and check the classified ads in the Indiana Daily Student and the Bloomington Herald-Times newspapers.

Additionally, Parking Operations holds an auction twice a year to sell confiscated and abandoned bikes. The dates of the auctions are promoted on campus.

Learn more about biking in Bloomington