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Bicycle Friendly University

Old Dominion University has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. The Norfolk campus is ideal for bicycling. Situated on the Elizabeth River Trail, the interior of the campus is flat, protected from perimeter streets, and criss-crossed with tree-lined paths. ODU proudly offers a number of bike-friendly services to the Monarch community, including: FREE bicycle registration, bike rental & recycling programs, fix-it stations around campus, bike racks at all residence & classroom buildings, and more!

Bike Programs & Services

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Bicycle Registration

Old Dominion University offers FREE bicycle registration through Project529.com/ODU.

Register your bike online to save important info, have proof of ownership, reduce the risk of it being stolen, and greatly increase the chances of recovering it if it ever gets stolen.

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Biking in Norfolk

With adjustments to the existing roadway network and the development of trails and neighborhood loops, Norfolk is evolving into a bike-friendly city. View the current Norfolk Bike Network map, explore the Elizabeth River Trail, and learn more about biking in the city on the City of Norfolk website.

Bike Rack

Abandoned Bike Collection

Is your bike tagged? That means it is considered abandoned.
The university places a yellow tag on bikes that are identified as abandoned due to: missing tire, bent frame, missing parts, etc. Tagged bicycles must be repaired within 7 days, after which locks will be cut and the bicycle collected.

Is your bike missing? It may have been collected for being abandoned.
You may reclaim your bike within 120 days of collection by emailing parking@odu.edu. If you wish to donate your bike, please contact BikeODU for more information.

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Bike Rental Services

Rent a bike with Old Dominion University's bike rental program through the Outdoor Adventure Program located in the Student Recreation Center. Visit the Outdoor Adventure Program website for more information about Weekly & Semester bike rentals!

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Bicycle Learning Lab

The Outdoor Adventure Program hosts a bike maintenance workshop open to the community to learn how to repair simple bike issues including flat tires, broken chains, and the day-to-day maintenance of riding.

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