In San Francisco, biking is more than an alternative mode of transportation—it’s a movement. With countless routes and bike lanes leading to UCSF, we make sure you have just as many ways to get around (and stay around) when you’re on campus. Being part of the UCSF community gets you discounts in the greater San Francisco community. Follow this link to Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for only $25.

To make sure you understand and follow biking basics on-campus and off, we’ve gathered the best resources for the cyclist in you.





Bicycle Permit & Registration

If you have a valid UC ID, bring a completed Bicycle Permit Application to our Parnassus or Mission Bay parking office to obtain a free permit and gain access to our Parnassus, Mission Bay or Mt. Zion bike cages. As an added layer of protection, registration stickers are required for all bicycles parked inside UCSF bike rooms and cages

Bicycle Permit Application

Bike Parking

When you ride your bike to UCSF, you’ll always find parking. With sturdy racks or well-lit cages, you’ll find multiple options to easily and securely lock up your bicycle on each campus.  Found a spot, but not sure how to use a crank case bike rack? Watch the tutorial.

Laurel Heights – 3333 California
•  Enter through the California Street entrance and merge left when driveway forks.

Mission Bay – Multiple Locations
•  Community Center Garage on Owens Street
•  Mission Bay Community Center
•  Genentech Hall
•  Rock Hall
•  3rd Street Garage
•  1835 Owens Street Garage

Mission Center Building – 1855 Folsom Street
•  Racks are located near main entrance. Enter parking lot on 15th between Folsom and Harrision.

Mount Zion – Multiple Locations
•  1635 Divisadero Street
•  1701 Divisadero Street
•  1800 Divisadero Street
•  2325 Post Street
•  2330 Post Street
•  1657 Scott Street
•  2420 Sutter Street

Parnassus – Multiple Locations
•  Ambulatory Care Center
•  Clinical Science
•  Dental Clinics
•  Health Sciences East
•  Kalmanovitz Library
•  Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
•  Millberry Union Parking Garage
•  School of Nursing

San Francisco General Hospital – Multiple Locations
•  22nd Street, just east of Potrero Avenue
•  Potrero Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets

Veterans Hospital – 4150 Clement Street
•  Rack located between the main hospital and Ambulatory Care Clinics/Diagnostic Services/Pharmacy buildings

Bicycle Shower Program

Biking to campus is a great workout. To make sure you look as fresh you feel, we’ve created a Bike To Work Shower Program in partnership with the Fitness & Recreation Centers at UCSF. Get access to a hot shower before starting your day!

•  Available to UCSF employees with a current UCSF bike permit
•  Choose one location: Mission Bay or Parnassus
•  Allows 30-minutes of access daily to for locker room and shower use only
•  Monday-Friday, 5:30 am-10:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 am-8:00 pm
•  Shower towel service included
•  Rental locker available for additional fee

For Bike to Work Shower fees, contact UCSF Fitness & Recreation at 415.476.0348.

Bicycle Routes & Trip Planner