Finding a Route
Georgetown University is located in one of the most bikeable cities in the United States and is connected to the wider DC metro area by a network of trails and on-street bike routes.
goDCgo’s Bike Resources contains bike maps to help with route planning as well as additional resources like tips and tricks, a directory of bike organizations, and useful mobile apps.
Want to learn more about confidently commuting by bike in the DC region? GUWellness hosts free monthly Bike Commuting 101 classes. Find upcoming class dates here.
Bicycle Amenities on Campus
Parking & Storage
There is indoor, secured bike parking available in the bike room at 55 H St. There are also showers and lockers for bike commuters.
There are outdoor racks right outside 55 H St. and additional racks throughout the region can be located using Rack Spotter.
Showers & Lockers for Bike Commuters
55 H Street offers free access to showers and locker rooms for faculty and staff who commute by bicycle to work.
Need to fix your bike or fill up your tires? A fix-it station and air pump are available at 55 H to help with minor repairs.
Capital Bikeshare is a point-to-point bikesharing system in Washington, DC. Users can pick up a bike at one docking station and park it at another.
There are Capital Bikeshare stations at 1st and H St. NW and North Capitol St. and G Place NE. Additional stations can be located on the Capital Bikeshare website, using the Capital Bikeshare app, and are integrated into various apps like Lyft, Transit, and Google Maps.
Use your membership key or the Capital Bikeshare App to reserve a bike at any Capital Bikeshare station and return to any station with an open space.
Students can sign-up for a $25 Capital Bikeshare Annual Membership. The discounted rate is available to all undergraduate, graduate, Law Center, and Medical Center students.
Georgetown’s Benefits Office offers a discounted membership to full-time faculty and staff for their first year of membership.
An Annual Membership includes unlimited rides under 30 minutes for free and longer rides for an additional fee. Members can also buy a discounted helmet, attend a Washington Area Bicyclist Association Confident City Cycling class for free and receive discounts from partners across the region.
Local Bike Shops
There are multiple bike shops within a mile of the Downtown Campus that sell bicycles and equipment, as well as offer maintenance services to help keep your bike in top condition. The closest shops are REI Co-op, Precision Bicycle Services, and the Daily Rider.
Bicycle Registration, Safety, and Security
The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) offers free bicycle registration for students, faculty, and staff. Georgetown highly recommends registering your bike as it allows GUPD to contact you if your bike is impounded or stolen and recovered, as well as cut your lock if it breaks or you lose your key. Click here to register your bike with GUPD.
Always lock your bike to a bike rack using a U-Lock. Please do not lock your bike to trees, fences, ADA ramps, handrails, or lamp posts. Discounted U-Locks can be purchased from GUPD, located in Village C West. Learn more on the GUPD website.
Georgetown’s campus is very compact and has a high volume of pedestrian traffic. When riding on campus, please remember to share the road by yielding to pedestrians and obeying posted speed limits and stop signs.
If you have any questions about bicycle safety or security on campus, please reach out to Sgt. Michael Bunker.
Bikes on Buses and Trains
The University GUTS buses feature bike racks on the front of each bus, giving bike commuters more options for connecting to campus from regional bike routes.
WMATA Metrobus and DC Circulator also have racks at the front of the bus that fit two bikes. For more information about how to use the racks, please visit WMATA’s bus page directly.
Bikes are also allowed on Metrorail.
Want to learn more about bicycling at Georgetown? Have a request for new bike amenities on campus? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Georgetown University Community can also join the Bicycling @ Georgetown Facebook Group to connect with other bicyclists and stay up to date on bicycling events on campus.