Bike Storage (Lockers & Racks)

Bike Racks

Bikes may only be parked on bike racks on campus. In addition to greater security, parking your bike at a rack keeps it out of walkways and wheelchair-accessible areas. Bikes not parked on racks are subject to impound, fines, or booting.

Bike Lockers

Bike lockers are available for rent at seven university parking garages. High security Cycle-Safe® bike lockers offer individual covered bike parking with key access. They are ideal for overnight parking, long-term storage, additional security, and for those commuters who just don't like lugging around their U-Locks.

E-mail bicycle@utexas.edu to inquire about the lockers. The lockers can be rented for $79 a year in addition to a $75 fully refundable key deposit. Locker keys must be returned to receive your key deposit back. Locker rental prices and refunds are pro-rated daily. There is a $5 processing fee for returns/refunds.

Payroll deduction cannot be used as a form of payment.

East Campus Garage Bicycle Storage Facility

The East Campus Garage provides a secure indoor bicycle storage facility located on the lower level of the garage. Utilizing CORA bicycle racks, the new facility has secure space for 160 bicycles and comes equipped with a water fountain, central AC, DURO tool station and air pump.

How to Rent Space

If you are interested in securing a bicycle storage space, please fill out the East Campus Garage Bike Room Request Form.

All requests will take up to 48 hours to complete. Once your request is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how and when to access the area.

Rental Prices

Eligibility Term Price
University affiliates Year (Aug.-May) $64*
University affiliates Summer (Jun.-Aug.) $32
University affiliates Winter Intersession (Nov.-Jan.) $32
East Campus Garage (ECG) Permit Holders ECG permit term $0

*pro-rated daily

Fees must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Guidelines & Eligibility

  • Only one space is granted per person at all time.
  • Space is limited to 160 guests.
  • All guests who purchase a permit to utilize the space must be affiliated with the University as an active faculty, staff, or student.
  • All guests must have a registered bicycle listed on My Parking Profile with their bicycle permit prominently displayed.
  • Renters have 24/7 access to the space using their valid UT ID card.
  • ECG permit holders are provided free access to the space as long as the permit holder registers for a space.
  • Guests must remove their bicycle by midnight on the date their permit or term expires. Those who do not will have their bicycle impounded and future access revoked. A $25 impound fee will be applied to all guests who do not remove their bicycles.
  • No other items can be left in the space other than a bicycle.
  • All bikes must be locked while in the bike room. Bike locks are not provided with access to the bike room. We strongly advise the use of both a U-lock and support cable. UT and PTS is not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items within the storage area.

Returning Your Bike Locker Key

If you need to return your bike locker key, we have several options:  

In Person

Go to any staffed garage office during their office hours to return your bike locker key.

Once the key has been dropped off, email bicycle@utexas.edu with the following: your Full Name, EID, Bike Locker Location, Bike Locker Number, and Mailing Address. Please ensure you have an updated "Permanent Address" on UT Direct. If you do not have direct deposit, a key deposit refund check will be mailed to this address.

Contactless Dropoff Key Return 

To return your bike locker key, place the key into an envelope with the following information: 

  • Full Name 
  • UT EID 
  • Bike Locker Location 
  • Bike Locker Number 

Drop the envelope off at our Lock Box, located next to the Parking and Transportation Services Main Office door (southeast corner) on Level 1 of the Trinity Garage (1815 Trinity St., Austin, Tx 78712). 

Once the key has been dropped off, email bicycle@utexas.edu with the following: your Full Name, EID, Bike Locker Location, Bike Locker Number, and Mailing Address. Please ensure you have an updated "Permanent Address" on UT Direct. If you do not have direct deposit, a key deposit refund check will be mailed to this address.

Mail-In Key Return

Alternatively, you can send in your key through the mail to the address below: 

Parking and Transportation Services 
Bike UT 
PO Box 7546 
Austin, Tx 78713-7546 

*** It is very important that you place the key either in a bubble mailer (envelope) or a small box due to automated mail processing systems. If you send in your key in just an envelope there is a very high chance that it could get lost in transit. *** 

With the bubble mailer or small box, include: 

  • Full Name 
  • UT EID 
  • Bike Locker Location 
  • Bike Locker Number 

Finally, once you drop the key into the mail, email bicycle@utexas.edu with the following: your Full Name, EID, Bike Locker Location, Bike Locker Number, and Mailing Address. Please ensure you have an updated "Permanent Address" on UT Direct. If you do not have direct deposit, a key deposit refund check will be mailed to this address.

If you have any questions about this process, please send an email to bicycle@utexas.edu, and we will try to get back to you in a timely manner.