Whether a bike is your primary mode of transportation to Camosun or you are a novice rider, we want to help make cycling a convenient, safe and efficient option for you to get to Camosun.
Outdoor Bike Racks
There are hundreds of bike racks throughout our bike-friendly campuses. Please do NOT bring your bike into buildings or lock it to trees, signs, handrails, or other non-bike rack furnishings. Your bike will be removed and impounded as a result.
Always lock your bike carefully and securely! As with all college campuses, bike theft can be a problem. You can dramatically increase the security of your bike by following these simple steps:
- Always use a U-lock or heavy-gauge chain (cable locks are not enough!)
- Make sure to lock your bike through a portion of its frame
- Secure quick-release wheels with your lock or an added cable
- Remove all detachable accessories including lights, bags, etc.
Secure Bike Parking
FREE Secured bike parking (bike cages) is available at both campuses. One at Lansdowne and two at Interurban campus behind Huber Hall and at the CHW building, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact Transportation and Parking at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Individual Secure Bike Lockers
Camosun has two secure bike lockers for use at both Lansdowne and Interurban campuses. Lockers provide a personal, covered and waterproof enclosure to store your bicycle and gear.
Lockers are available for Camosun students or employees and are for the storage of bicycles and commute accessories only. Due to the limited number of bike lockers, we offer these via lottery annually in September. Please email us anytime to inquire about availability.
Looking to get on the list? Please email email@example.com
Prices are as follows:
- Monthly: $5.00+ GST
- Plus a $50 refundable deposit
Bike Routes and Resources
Route planning is an iterative process, and based on rider comfort and experience.
Note: The resources listed here are suggestions only; Camosun College does not endorse any particular route and assumes no liability for route selection.
Intercampus Cycling Maps & Routes
- Lansdowne to Interurban
- Interurban to Lansdowne
- UVIC, Mt. Doug, Royal Oak, Markham Rd
- Plotaroute - Looking to get off the main roads via trails or side streets? A variety of alternatives exist to get between campuses or arrive from different starting points.
Fix-it Stations, showers and lockers
Bike Fix-it Stations
The bike fix-it stations on each campus make it easy for anyone to keep rolling with a basic repair stand, durable air pump, and basic tools. A hanger arm allows for suspending your bicycle from the saddle so your wheels and pedals can spin freely while making adjustments.
Camosun provides a self-serve bicycle fix-it station at central locations at both Interurban (near the basketball court) and Lansdowne (near the covered bike parking area). The stands have all the tools you need to perform basic repairs and maintenance.
Also, for when you need a little extra assistance, use your smartphone to scan the Quick Read (QR) code on the front of each fix-it stand. A database of repairs pops up with detailed instructions for your fix, so you can get back on the road quickly.
Showers and Change Rooms
Students and employees have free access to change rooms, showers and day use lockers. Towel service is also available for a small monthly fee ($7 per month or $25 per term).
Looking for a secure place to keep your stuff? You can rent lockers at convenient locations throughout campus. The monthly locker rental fees are:
- Full size - $9.00 per month
- Half size - $7.00 per month
- Third size - $6.00 per month
- Micro size - $4.00 per month
Visit the Bookstore to rent a locker