Commuting to campus by bicycle is a great way to start your day. Instead of sitting in traffic and looking for a parking space, imagine cruising along the Clark Fork River trail with an eagle or an osprey overhead, and finding a place to park right outside your morning class. On your bicycle, you can enjoy the fresh air, take in views of the Missoula valley, and reduce traffic congestion and emissions.

Bicycle Friendly University


The University of Montana has had the Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly University designation from the League of American Bicyclists since 2013. There are only 11 other instituitions in the United States currently meeting the League's gold standard.

The Bicycle Friendly University program evaluates universities efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement, and evaluation.

The City of Missoula has also been ranked a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League since 2012, and is consistently ranked in the top 20 bicycling towns in the US. If you're looking for a great place to learn and ride, you're in the right place. In fact, we prefer to think of it as the Last Best Place.

Navigating this website

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About Biking

  • Bicycle Laws & Safety
  • Missoula Bike Map
  • How to load your bike on the bus
  • Helmet fitting guidelines
  • Benefits of Biking
  • Winter Biking tips
  • Mountain Biking tips
  • What to do in a collision
  • Bike Theft & Prevention

Bike Programs

  • Semester Bike Rentals
  • Interest Free Bike Loans
  • Yellow UBikes
  • UM Cycling Team
  • UM Mountain Bike Club
  • Campus resources

Bicycling Resources & Local Info

  • Places to ride in and around Missoula
  • Local & National Cycling Organizations
  • Local Bike Shops
  • Bike Maintenance
  • Buying & Selling

Sharing the road with cyclists

Classic cruiser bicycle locked to a UM bike rack

two mountain bikers on public land