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STANFORD - A Platinum Bicycle Friendly University
The Bicycle Friendly University program of the League of American Bicyclists now has 74 winners. Stanford was the top winner in the first set of 20 in 2010 with the only Platinum award. "Stanford Goes Platinum" is featured in the League's March-April 2011 American Bicyclists magazine. Just click on the title to check it out. The article mentions our shop and bike helmet program. Now Stanford has company - UC Davis, an almost neighbor university, makes it two platinum award winners.
Stanford has also been a League Bicycle Friendly Community for many years. Stanford and eight local communities, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, and San Jose, are the greatest Bicycle Friendly Community concentration in the United States. For more information on the Bicycle Friendly University, Community and other programs and on national bicycling activities click on League of American Bicyclists.
WELCOME TO THE CAMPUS BIKE SHOP
Serving Stanford and the Bay Area RENTALS SALES REPAIRS
Our shop is right on the Stanford University campus, at our convenient location in Tresidder Union on White Plaza. For over 70 years we have been serving the biking needs of Stanford students, faculty and staff, our Bay Area neighbors, and visitors to Stanford and the Bay Area. We have a great selection of bikes and accessories, including Fuji, KHS, Bell, and Shimano, provide quick and quality repairs, and have a large selection of rental bikes. We look forward to providing you a positive and fun biking experience.
Keith Moranz (owner), Chris Wiscavage (manager), and Staff Need directions? Here's a map.
RENT A BIKE! - Go to the navigator to the left and up
We have a full line of bike rentals available for your campus and local area needs and fun. If you are a parent, a student with short term classes, or an attendee to any of the many Stanford special programs, we have a bike for you. If you are a visitor to the Bay Area or a local with out-of-town visitors, Stanford-related or not, we have a bike for you too. All rental bikes are ready for campus and off-campus biking. The local area consists of nine Bicycle Friendly Communities, including Stanford, and offers some of the finest road and mountain biking in the US. A U-lock and helmet are included with all bicycle rentals. Reserve your rental today!
For all the rental-related information and details go to the Rent a Bike! navigator to the left and up, or to get started click Rent a Bike! .
BUY A BIKE! - Go to the navigator to the left and up
Bicycling is the answer for your campus and local area transportation. Bikes get you around quickly and there is plenty of free parking convenient to wherever you are going. Walking is doable but time consuming, and parking a car on this very large campus is either near impossible or too expensive. And a bike lets you take advantage of the great bicycling opportunities in the local area. We have a complete line of quality inexpensive bikes to fit your needs. So buy a bike!
For all the bikes and related information go to the Buy a Bike! navigator to the left and up, or to get started click Buy A Bike - Why and What.
Note that we typically have a fast turnover of bikes.Some of the bikes listed may not be available, or not available in all colors, sizes, or gender. Please give us a call at 650 723-9300 to confirm availability.
CUSTOM PACKAGES - Security, Service, Utility, and Safety
Equip your bike for campus life. Our 65+ years right here on campus have given us a good idea of your needs for your campus bike. They are reflected in the CUSTOM PACKAGES below.
Remember, you have the same rules and rights as a car- heed the rules and don't challenge the rights.
WEAR A HELMET! - #1 For Bike Safety, And If You Don't Have One, Buy One for $20
The Campus Bike Shop and Stanford Parking & Transportation Services(P&TS) strongly encourage you to wear a helmet whenever you are riding your bike - on campus and off. To help you buy a helmet, the shop has quality helmets for sale at $20. This great price is a 30 to 50 percent discount off the regular price of our helmets. This $20 price is available through a cooperative program of the shop and P&TS. For information on why a helmet, click here. For information on how to wear and fit your helmet, click here. For a closer look at some of the helmets available, click on the helmet to the left. Additional helmets are usually available. All colors may not be available. Come on in - take a look and take advantage!
STANFORD ATHLETICS - No. 1!
In addition to its very high scholastc ranking, Stanford also has a very high athletic ranking. For example, Stanford has won the Directors' Cup each of the last 18 years. The Cup is awarded annually to the most successful overall athletics program in the nation. Stanford is a consistent winner in sports and has the broadest based athletic program with the most sports for both men and women. And the accolades continue - click Stanford - Home of Champions for more. For all the current sports activities, click Stanford Athletics.
DO IT YOURSELF - Free Use of Tools and Oil
Are you ready to do your own flat tire and other bike repairs or adjustments? If so, we are ready for you. We have a cardinal red repair stand that has just about all you will need - tools, lubricants, degreasers, rags, and a place for trash. It's outside the shop during our normal hours. Stop by and check it out. For some tips on lubricating your bike click here.
Please make sure that you leave the tools when you are done. The next person may need them for his/her repairs.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
In 2009 our bike-shop-focused website host put one of their over 1,000 hosted shops "In the Spotlight" for a month. We were honored for the month of July 2009. Click CAMPUS BIKE SHOP for their review.
FENDERS - Prevent the Freshman Stripe!
It really does rain here at Stanford. Be ready and prevent the "Freshman Stripe"! Check out our fenders, from $20 and up.
Freshman Stripe n. The marking that distinguishes someone's first winter at Stanford, when they don't yet know bikes need fenders here. And what is that marking? It's a muddy stripe down your back.
GREAT LOCAL BIKING
The Stanford campus is a great starting point for some of the finest biking in the world - both road and mountain. Hundreds of bike routes and trails are right there for you. You can do them on your own, and there are a very large number of regular group rides that you can be part of. For more information click Off-Campus Biking.
STANFORD CYCLING JERSEY
Show your school colors with a Stanford cycling jersey - for you or your cycling relatives and friends. Its wicking fabric, long front zipper, and three rear pockets provide comfort and utility. A great jersey for you and as a gift. We have a full range of sizes at the shop. We also carry Stanford cycling shorts, a great match with the jersey. Go to our catalog for more details. We also have our official Campus Bike Shop cycling jersey available. Go to our catalog for details on it.
REPAIRS ARE #1
Repairs are #1 at the Campus Bike Shop. In addition to providing you the bikesandaccessories you need, we are dedicated to providing you complete and quick repairs and other service on your bike. Our large Service staff is ready to quickly address your needs and keep your bike running and available for you. And if your service needs are such that we can't provide on-the-spot or short-time turnaround, we offer you a free loaner bike.
DON'T LET IT HAPPEN!
Can somebody steal my bike, or my wheels or seat? Probably if they really want to. But if you take reasonable precautions they will likely move on to a more vulnerable bike. Make sure you have, and use, a U-lock and additional protection as well. The photo to the left is a potential thief in action; the photo to the right is our large supply of U-locks ready for your purchase separately or as part of our Security Package. The Security Package includes our recommendation for minimum protection to discourage a thief. Stop by the shop or give us a call, 650 723-9300, and we will be pleased to discuss these and additional options with you. We want to help you make sure your bike will always be there for you, ready to go.
FOLDING BIKE PROMOTION - Free Rental and $100 Off Purchase!
Want a bike for your campus activities that you can also easily carry with you in your car or on the train? Stanford Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) and the Campus Bike Shop are offering qualified Stanford students, faculty and staff free folding bike rental and discounted folding bike purchase. Click for the details.
STANFORD DEPARTMENTS BIKE LEASE PROGRAM
In addition to our primary customer set, the students at Stanford, the Campus Bike Shop also serves the bicycling needs of the Stanford departments. Our Stanford Departments Bikes Lease Program is available to all Stanford departments. Bikes are the most versatile form of transportation on campus. They are ideal not only for students but also for many Stanford departments' needs, like get to meetings and make deliveries on or near campus. It's quick and convenient with parking right at your destination. We offer custom-configured Breezer bikes complete with all required maintenance at a low lease cost. These bikes are much less expensive than electric carts and more efficient than walking. Click on the Breezer bikes to the left for all the details and stop by the shop for a closer look.