Frequently Asked Questions

Please find answers to our most frequently asked questions in all the categories below.



Are Showers Available for Bike Commuters?

Yes. In certain buildings. For details go HERE.

What is a Bike Box?

Bike Box Example

A bike box is a marked area for bicycles at the front of intersections that allow bicyclists to position themselves in front of motorist traffic when the light is red. Motorists should stop just before the box, while cyclists ride up the lane and move over into the box, in front of the cars. Bike Boxes make cyclists at intersections more visible, reduce “right hook” crashes between cars and cyclists and allow bicyclists to wait for a light without having to breathe exhaust.

What do the bicycle symbols on Clifton Road mean?

We could tell you but our poster covers it so well. For more information on the shared lane project go here.

Shared Lane Explanation

What lock should I use to secure my bike?

Bike Emory, Emory Police and Bicycle South strongly recommend that you use a U-lock to secure your bike.

U-Lock

Cable locks are easy for thieves to cut and put your bike at risk. Bike Emory offers Bulldog brand u-locks at a discount through our website. To purchase our discounted u-lock please visit our buy page.

Also remember to lock your bike around the frame of your bike and not just the wheel. If you only lock your wheel thieves can simply remove your wheel and take the rest of your bike. See the picture below for an example of how to properly lock your bike with a u-lock.

Proper Locking Position

Also here is a helpful video that shows how to properly lock your bike:

Can I test ride a bike before buying it?

In a word, YES. You can test ride out bikes at Bicycle South anytime. Bicycle South is located at 2098 North Decatur Road in Decatur, GA.

What are Emory’s Bike Parking and Usage Regulations?

For information on Emory’s Bicycle Parking Rules and Regulations please read beginning on page 15 of Emory’s TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING HANDBOOK document.

Bike Emory works with Parking and Transportation and Campus Services to seize abandoned bikes twice a year. Bikes that appear to be abandoned will be tagged and if the tag is not removed in one week the bike will be removed and stored for thirty days. If the bike is not claimed in thirty days the bike will be donated or re-purposed. If you believe that your bike has been seized please contact Bike Emory.

Who can buy discounted bikes and accessories?

All students, faculty and staff are eligible for our unbeatable bike and accessory discounts. To browse the products that we offer go to the BUY page.

Some discounts and incentives have limited eligibility. For more information on our offers go HERE.

Do the Discounted Bikes Come in “Women’s Frames”?

Most of the Fuji bikes offered through BIKE.EMORY.EDU come in “women’s” or step-through frames.

To see a photo of the step-through versions of our bike models (if applicable) please:

  1. Click on a bike model.

  2. Click on the yellow “Enlarge & View Colors” button.

  3. Once the photo of the bike enlarges, click the “next” link in the upper right-hand side of the photo to view all of the versions of that particular bike.

Why won’t Emory build bike lanes on Clifton Road?

Emory does not own the road right of way on Clifton Road. Emory is committed to improving conditions for cyclists on the roads that it controls and manages where necessary and feasible. Bike Emory works with campus planners to represent the needs of Emory cyclists.

What is the Inclement Weather Policy for the Mobile Repair Center?

The Mobile Repair Center inclement weather policy is below:

For the morning session, if the temperature is below 40 degrees or it is raining at 10:30 am, there will not be a Mobile Repair Center.

Does Bike Emory offer bike safety classes?

Yes. The Atlanta Bicycle Campaign holds classes at Emory. For information on the upcoming classes please visit the safety page

What is the Cliff Parking Permit?

If you are a Emory staff member and you want to become a full time bicycle commuter one of the incentives that you receive is an Cliff Parking Permit. This permit entitles you to 24 free parking swipes a year in select designated parking decks. You may purchase additional Cliff Permit swipes for $75 (for an additional 20 daily uses at $3.75 per day). Participants must bring their Cliff Permit to the Parking Office to make additional purchases.

Students can register as a cycling commuter and purchase an “Eagle Pass”. An “Eagle Pass” costs $75 and provide 20 swipes an academic year in an assigned parking deck.

All parking programs are managed by Emory’s Transportation and Parking Office. For more information please visit the Transportation and Parking page at transportation.emory.edu

Do I have to give up my parking pass if I want to try riding a bike to work?

No. No one has to give up their parking permit to try riding a bike to work or class.

What is Bike Emory?

Bike Emory is a nationally unique partnership, created in 2007, between Emory University, national partner Fuji Bikes and local partner Bicycle South.

This exclusive partnership allows Bike Emory to provide Emory cyclists with deep discounts on Fuji bicycles, exceptional bike service at two on-campus Mobile Repair Centers, a Bike Share program and much more.

How do I know what bike is right for me?

Bike Emory offers a range of different styles of bicycles to suit the needs of the cycling community at Emory. If you are not sure what bike is right for you can visit the ”what’s my style?” section of this website or just visit Bicycle South. The pros at Bicycle South can answer all of your questions and will get you perfectly sized for your new bike.

Who manages the Mobile Repair Center?

Bicycle South (located at Clairmont and North Decatur roads) manages the Mobile Repair Center in partnership with Bike Emory. Bicycle South is owned by Emory Alumnus Fred Boykin. Bicycle South has been in business serving the Emory area since 1972.

When did Bike Emory start?

Bike Emory launched in July 2008 with the launch of the BIKE.EMORY.EDU website.