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Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to register their bicycles. Registration is free for all students, faculty, and staff. Registration serves as a deterrent to theft and can help in the recovery of stolen bicycles. The serial number is recorded and an identifying sticker is placed on your bicycle. You will need to provide the bicycle's serial number, manufacturer, model, and color.
HMS offers two ways to register your bicycle. You may register it in person by visiting the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office located at 180B Longwood Avenue, room 132, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (except Harvard holidays) or you may also register online by visiting our internal website. Once you are registered a bike registration decal will be mailed to you for placement on your bike.
Secured and covered bike cages and bike racks are located at various locations throughout the Harvard Longwood Campus. Although bike racks are available to all visitors of the HLC, bike cage access is only granted to Quad-based faculty, staff, students and tenants at the time of registration. Click here (pdf) for a map of the HLC bike cages and racks. Showers are also available on the Longwood Campus to cyclists with a Harvard I.D. Click here (pdf) to locate a convenient shower location. To learn more about the public bike racks in the Longwood Medical Area click here.
Safety Tip: To reduce the chance that your bike will be stolen, use two locks, each with a different locking mechanism. For more information, visit http://www.massbike.org/2010/01/19/how-to-lock-up-your-bicycle/
We are bicyclists from Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Dental School. We plan to develop and maintain resources and avenues for communication among bicyclists in the Longwood Medical Area. As the group grows, we will be a collective voice for the biking community, and plan to identify ways to encourage, incentivize, and facilitate bike riding to/from the Longwood Medical Area.
Bicycle Repair stations are located at the rear of the Goldenson Building at 220 Longwoo Avenue and just outside the New Research Building at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur. The stations are equipped with an air pump and basic hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, and tire levers.
Bicycle commuters are eligible for tax-free reimbursement of up to $20/month at a maximum of $240/year for the costs associated with bicycle purchase, improvement, repair and storage. This is a faculty and staff benefit.
Bike Repair Classes
Employees interested in learning about bicycle safety or repair techniques can take classes at any location and be reimbursed for expeses. Employees must verify eligibility prior to class registration by emailing CommuterChoice or calling 617 384 RIDE (7433)
Travel across Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline on publically shared bikes. Bikes can be returned to any of the 100+ stations across the network including the 12 supported by Harvard.
Harvard University Discounted Annual Membership
Harvard affiliates are eligible for a discounted Hubway Annual Membership for only $50 – over 40% off the regular price!
Register for a membership here
- Choose Corporate/University Membership Type
- Select Harvard University from the scroll down menu
- Password: HARVARD
- Use harvard.edu email address
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition is a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to improving the conditions for bicyclists across the state.