Choose two wheels! Bikes are a fast, convenient and healthy option for commuting and Brandon University encourages cycling as much as possible.
We offer a secure bike compound at the southeast corner of Parking Lot 1, where McMaster Hall meets the Knowles Douglas Centre just behind the white Geology building. It is a central location that is convenient to the Courtyard.
This secure compound is surrounded by eight-foot high chain link fencing, monitored by high-resolution camera, and secured by magnetic locks. Inside, cyclists can lock up to custom-built steel racks that can accommodate several dozen bikes.
Using the Bike Compound
When using the compound, remember to follow some common-sense rules that will keep your bike safe:
- Always close the gate behind you.
- Never allow someone in who hasn’t scanned their key fob or card.
- Always lock your bike to the racks. These racks are resistant to cutting.
- Never lock your bike to the chain-link fence.
Activating access to the Bike Compound
Any BU key fob or student card can be used to access BU’s secure bike compound; however you will have to activate your account through Ancillary Services first. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are two ways to register for access to the bike compound:
- Apply using our online Bike Compound Application Form.
- Apply in person by visiting the Ancillary Services office. Please ensure you bring your student ID card or BU key fob.
Renewing Access to the Bike Compound
Bike Compound Access runs from July 1st to June 30th each year. You will need to renew your access each year if you would like to retain it.