Biking in Davis

The majority of UC Davis students bike to class, and many of the permanent Davis residents also choose to bike. A bike can get you across a large campus (like UC Davis) to class very quickly and on-time. Bike lanes and bike paths can make riding to and from campus a pleasure. Whether you plan to rent or purchase a bike, here is some information to help you.

When riding a bike you should have:

  • A bike helmet
  • A bike lock (U-lock recommended)
  • Bike lights (required after dark)
IMPORTANT: Please remember that you are required to have a bike light after dark. If you do not have a bike light, the police could pull you over and fine you, and it’s an expensive fine. When riding a bike in Davis, remember that you are required to follow the rules of the road. Many students get fined for not making a complete stop at a stop sign. Remember to make a full stop before proceeding through an intersection! The Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) on campus has created the Rules of the Road, which serves as a guidelines for cyclists in Davis. Here are some other very helpful bike safety resources to help you navigate the traffic and road rules in Davis. Learn more about biking in Davis.