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Shared Bikes and Scooters

UC San Diego partners with Spin to provide a shared electric bicycle and scooter pilot program on campus. Approximately 200 bikes and 800 scooters are available in key campus locations. These numbers are subject to change based on demand and in line with a minimum 4:1 ratio of e-scooters to e-bikes (e.g., should demand shifts, the fleet could vary to 700 e-scooters and 300 e-bikes).

Service Area

E-bikes and e-scooters are meant for on-campus use by students, faculty and staff. If you take an e-bike or e-scooter off campus, you should return it to campus in a timely manner the same day.

Spin retrieves all locked e-bikes and e-scooters that are taken off campus in the event that a rider does not follow protocol. Spin can pick up or remove any e-bike(s) or e-scooter(s) from campus and/or other San Diego locations between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

Designated Parking Zones

When ending a trip, you must park in one of the 700 designated locations to end your ride on a Spin e-bike or e-scooter at UC San Diego. Check the Spin app to locate these parking locations. You can receive incentives for dropping your scooter at a charging hub.

Spin hubs are located at North Point Loop, Tata Hall, Marshall College, Center Hall, Sixth College, Seventh College, Pepper Canyon and Muir College.

If a ride ends outside of a designated parking zone or hub, Spin will email the user with a warning. If non-compliance continues to be a problem, Spin may issue a fine.

Spin will re-balance e-bikes and e-scooters throughout the day and ensure that they are deployed in designated parking zones.

Spin Promos and Rates

New student riders: Use code TRITON5 to get $5 off when you create an account with an “” email address. Prices for users with an (or subdomain) email address:

E-bikes and e-scooters: $1 to unlock and $0.24 per minute to ride

Spin all quarter with these new programs!

Spin Access

If you received a Pell Grant or participate in Cal Fresh, you qualify for Spin Access. Participants in other need-based programs may also qualify. Unlock a bike or scooter for just $.50 and ride for only $.10/minute—a more than 50% discount from UC San Diego's already reduced rates. Enroll today!

Unlock Pass for Just $3/Month

If you're planning to be a regular rider, a 30-day unlock pass for just $3/month can save you a boatload. Ride as many times as you want for 30 days and you'll never pay an unlock fee. If that's not enough, you'll get 10% off ride time too. Look for "Spin Pass" in the Spin app menu. This special deal will only be visible when on campus.

Fall Quarter Pass

Purchase the new 120-day Fall Quarter Pass and spend less than $2 per trip. For more information on this pass and others, check out “Spin Pass” in the menu of the Spin app.

How to Use Spin

App Store

Google Play

  1. Download the Spin app.
  2. Create an account using your email address.
  3. Unlock the GPS-equipped e-bike or e-scooter by scanning the QR code with the Spin app and start riding. See the Spin Safety Guide.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth if you're having trouble unlocking the e-bike or e-scooter.
  5. Park the self-locking Spin e-bike or e-scooter safely in a Spin-designated parking zone, ensuring that it does not block pedestrian or vehicle access. Watch the Spin Parking Rules video. Spin has added all campus bike racks to its features of designated parking zones.

Spin app hasn't ended a trip?

See what to do if the timer continues after you ended your trip.


Stay safe when biking and scooting! Make sure that you're Ready to Ride and know the Rules of the Road. You're investing a lot in that brain of yours and we're here to help you protect it! Transportation Services has teamed up with Associated Students & Campus Bike and Skate to provide any Triton who needs a helmet with a high-quality MIPS helmet for just $10 (about 80% off) or absolutely free with attestation of need. Claim your voucher today and pick up your helmet when you arrive on campus. Once you've got your helmet, make sure to get a Rider Rewards sticker and score sweet deals on and off campus from some of your favorite merchants. It's our way of saying thanks for riding and staying safe.

Spin Contact Instructions

In all communication, please include the bike/scooter 7-digit license plate number and issue or reason for relocation.


Transportation Services wants to hear about your Spin experience. If you have comments or suggestions for improving campus bike and scooter sharing, contact