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Cycling and Bike Storage

In partnership with Parking and Transportation Resources, we are pleased to offer a number of resources for cycling commuters on campus. There are a number of bike racks located around campus (Laurier’s size makes it easy for you to check up on your bike). As a safety percausion, make sure you lock it with a high-grade U-Lock or equal alternative.

Note: Bikes that are left unattended for a significant amount of time will be removed and recycled by Laurier’s Special Constable Service.

Secure Bike Storage Facility

In June 2012, through a partnership with Physical Resources and the Sustainability Office, Parking and Transportation introduced a secure bike storage facility located on the south side of MacDonald House (beside lot 16) for up to 25 bikes. This is a gated facility allowing users entry using a key fob system. Similar to Laurier parking permits, a fob may be purchased on per-term basis with prices being pro-rated as needed. A $10 deposit is also required but this is refunded upon return of the key fob in working physical condition.

  • Cost: $8 per term + $10 deposit (Note: The student cost is subsidized by the Sustainability Fee included with tuition. The deposit fee is only accepted in cash.)
  • Terms:
    • Fall: September to December
    • Winter: January to April
    • Summer: May to August

To apply, please read and complete the Waterloo Secure Bike Storage Rental Application Form and bring payment in the form of cash or cheque to the Parking and Transportation Resources Office at 202 Regina, second floor, room R237. Deposit must be in cash only.

Through a partnership with the Sustainability Office and Residence Life, Service Laurier Brantford introduced a secure bike storage facility located in the Expositor Place parking garage. This is a gated facility allowing users entry using a key fob system. Similar to Laurier parking permits, a fob may be purchased on a per-term basis. A $10 deposit is also required, which is refunded upon return of the key fob in working physical condition.

  • Cost: $8 per term + $10 deposit (Note: The student cost is subsidized by the Sustainability Fee included with tuition. The deposit fee is only accepted in cash.)
  • Terms:
    • Fall: September to December
    • Winter: January to April
    • Summer: May to August

To apply, please read and complete the Brantford Secure Bike Storage Rental Application Form and bring payment to Service Laurier Brantford in Grand River Hall.

On-Campus Bike-Share Program

Please visit the Community Acces Bikeshare (CAB) website for more information on the program, including membership and station locations.

The station is located on University Avenue and the key box is located inside at Laurier’s Theatre Auditorium. There are eight bikes available, which can be accessed only with a CAB membership (student discounts available through CAB) during the operating season of May to November. Members must swipe their membership card at the key box and input a PIN to unlock a bike. Bikes can be returned to any station with available spots.

Make sure you know the rules of the road and how to keep safe while cycling. BikeKitchener.ca is a great resource to get you on your way!

Area Bike Trails

Both Kitchener-Waterloo and Brantford have some fantastic bike trails.