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Pedal Club

Faculty, staff and students who live off campus and do not have any UC San Diego parking permits other than the 10-Day scratcher, 1-Day printable, Night & Weekend or pay station permits may join the Pedal Club.

To be a Pedal Club member, you must:

  • Commit to cycling for most of your commutes to UC San Diego
  • Register your bicycle with the state of California and maintain a valid registration sticker (register your bicycle online)


  • Maintenance discount: Get a 10% discount on accessories, parts and labor at UCSD Bike & Skate.
  • Free access to bike cages
  • Free shower access (without a recreation card): Bring your valid UC San Diego ID toFront desk at the Main Gym or Canyonview Pool (RIMAC not included) and identify yourself as a Pedal Club member. A staff member will scan your ID barcode. Lockers are available for day use.
  • Park free when necessary: Eligible faculty, staff and graduate students members receive quarterly incentive parking permits.
  • Emergency rides home: Register in advance for Guaranteed Ride Home, a SANDAG program that provides rides in case of illness, unscheduled overtime or family emergencies. Registered users, dial 511 when you need a ride.
  • Drive shared vehicles: Pay no Zipcar application fee and receive rental credits (when you meet UC San Diego eligibility requirements).


How to Join

  • Register your bicycle online. Online bicycle registration is currently offered at no cost for campus affiliates; limited availability.
  • Pick up your bike license stickers from the Gilman or Osler Commuter and Visitor Information Center 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays.
  • Register for the Pedal Club by calling (858) 534-7433. Registration is free and requires:
    • Valid UC San Diego ID number
    • License and renewal stickers properly affixed to your bicycle
    • Documentation of class schedule – undergraduates only

Once you are registered, you will be eligible to order your quarterly 10-Day incentive permit.


Contact a parking office.