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Encouraging pedal power

UMass Chan Medical School is launching a bicycle commuter registry program to provide free access to the showers (and locker rooms) at the campus fitness center, so cyclists can clean-up and change their clothes before staring the workday.

“We hope this will facilitate more bicycle commutes,” said Kortni Wroten, sustainability and energy manager at UMass Chan.  “Riding a bicycle to campus can be good for one’s health and good for the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. So, we thought having the ability to shower and change would take away a potential barrier for people who would like to ride in.”

To sign-up for the program, cyclists need to register with the parking and access control office on the first floor of the main Medical School building. Their ID badge will be programed with access to the fitness center (located on the third floor of the Albert Sherman Center) during the gym’s staffed hours of 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This program grants access to the showers and locker rooms, but not the fitness centers other equipment or services. 

If you have any questions, please contact parkingoffice@umassmed.edu

Program guidelines and FAQs

Map of bike racks on campus