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How to Participate in the Pedal Club

Learn about the incentives of joining the Pedal Club and how to participate.

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Who is eligible to participate in the Pedal Club?

Any faculty, staff, or student who lives off-campus and doesn’t hold a limited or annual parking permit may participate in the Pedal Club.

What are the incentives?

Once you join the Pedal Club, you can enjoy these benefits:

  • Park free when necessary: Eligible members will get an Occasional Use permit with 10 complimentary days of parking per quarter.
  • Maintenance discount: The UCSD Bike Shop discounts accessories, parts, and labor by 10%.
  • Free shower access (without needing a recreation card): Bring your valid Campus Card to the main gym or Canyonview pool and identify yourself as a Pedal Club member. Lockers are available for daily rental.
  • Shared vehicle use for free: Pay no Zipcar application fee and receive rental credits (when you meet UCSD eligibility requirements).
  • 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.

Some limitations apply. Read below for guidelines or contact Commute Solutions with questions about incentives.

How does the Pedal Club work?

As 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

What does it cost?

Pedal Club registration is free. It costs $6 to register your bicycle with the state of California.

How do I participate?

To join:

  • Register your bicycle at either of the following locations (a $6 registration fee applies — cash or check payable to UC Regents accepted):
  • Register for the Pedal Club at either of these locations:
  • Bring to Pedal Club registration:
    • Valid UCSD ID
    • Pink bicycle registration receipt, or
    • Bicycle with registration stickers affixed (expiration sticker required)
  • Pick up your complimentary Occasional Use parking permit at the campus or Hillcrest parking office. (Undergraduate and Extension students must do so within the first 6 weeks of the quarter.) Bring:
    • Valid UCSD ID
    • Proof of current vehicle registration for up to 3 vehicles. (Vehicles must be registered to you or a family member at a common address.)

Note: Faculty and staff permits will arrive via campus mail automatically. If you do not have a mail code, your permit will be held for pickup in the parking office. Undergraduate and Extension students must renew their membership every quarter.

What do I need to know about my Occasional Use permit?

Occasional Use permits issued by Commute Solutions:
  • Are used in the same way as those purchased from the parking office. Review How to Display Your Parking Permit.
  • Are nontransferable. Only the member who is issued the permit can use it. The permit cannot be shared, sold, or given away
  • Allow parking for the vehicle(s) officially documented on the permit only. To add a vehicle, bring your registration to Commute Solutions.
  • Are valid only in spaces and times shown on the permit or listed at Where and When to Park
  • Expire at the end of each quarter, with no carryover of unused parking

Note: Violation of these policies may result in:

  • Parking citations
  • 6-month suspension from the Pedal Club
  • Ineligibility to participate in any Commute Solutions programs for up to 6 months

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