Biking at Mizzou
The University of Missouri M-Book outlines that bicycle riders should obey all Missouri laws, speed limits and traffic control devices (p. 22, sections 5.01, 5.02, 5.03). Additionally, all bicycle owners and/or operators must register their vehicle with MUPD and bicycles and mopeds must be parked in or immediately adjacent to provided bicycle racks (p. 23, section 6.01).
Confused about biking rules and regulations on the Mizzou campus or in Columbia? Download the Biking 101 PDF to get all the info you need about rules and ordinances regarding biking at Mizzou!
Quick biking etiquette tips to follow at all times:
- Traffic laws apply to all cycle riders
- No person should ride upon sidewalks within a business district
- If riding at night, you must have a front-facing light & rear facing reflector
Biking in Columbia
The Pedestrian & Pedaling Network (PedNet) of Columbia is a great resource for those with questions about biking in Columbia and the mid-Missouri area. Also, check out all the Columbia bike map to get an idea of the different routes available.
5 benefits of riding
- You can cancel your gym membership: Get your exercise on the way to work! We all know we need to do it. Why pay for it?
- You can save a ton of money: If your daily commute is 4 miles each way you can save $1123.20 a year. And that’s just for driving to work and back!
- No more searching for a parking spot: Get the satisfaction of locking your bike to the parking meter that everyone else has to pump quarters into!
- You experience the world around you: The world looks different from the perspective of a cyclist. You get to hear the birds, smell the lilacs and feel the wind in your face!
- It’s fun: Put some horns on your bike, get some crazy lights and let loose. You’ll have a blast