Bike Cages

In partnership with UBC’s Campus + Community Planning department, the Bike Co-op offers secure parking bike cages for UBC students, faculty and staff.

The secure parking bike cages are intended for short-term personal bike storage only. Bikes should not be stored overnight in the bike cages; this increases the chances of break-ins​. ​If you are looking for long-term and/or overnight secure bike storage, please consider applying for a bike locker.

All cages are accessible by student/staff card

To access these cages please fill out this form. If you are a prospective student, please wait until you have your student card to apply. Once you’ve applied, please allow up to 5 business days for your card to be activated to access the cages. Your card will be activated for 1 year and you will not be notified when your card expires. Use the card reader at the bike cage door to access the cage. Note that you will not receive a follow up email after you fill out this form.

  • Fraser River Parkade
  • Health Sciences Parkade (2250 Health Sciences Mall)
  • Thunderbird Parkade (6085 Thunderbird Boulevard)
  • West Parkade (2140 Lower Mall)
  • Allard Hall (Law Building – 1822 East Mall)
  • Aquatic Ecosystems Research Library (AERL; 2202 Main Mall)
  • Chemistry Building
  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CEME)
  • Totem Field (2613 West Mall)
  • Buchanan Tower (1873 East Mall)

Issues registering? (for UBC Faculty, Staff and Students)

For card accessible cages make sure you’ve registered with your UBC Employee number or Student number (not the iClass number).

Certain UBC mail servers have marked our messages as spam in the past – please ensure that you mark info(at) as a safe sender, and check your spam folder if you do not receive your cage codes to your inbox within 60 minutes.

If you do not have access to a student or staff card, you will have to visit the co-op office and purchase an access card. To contact the co-op or arrange to come in, email info(at) or phone the office at 604-822-2453.

If you have any further questions or experience difficulties with the online form, please email the Bike Co-op at webmaster(at)

Registration instructions for UBC Guests & Visitors

To register, please contact the bike co-op directly. We will have to take a deposit and tie your access to a temporary access card.

Bike Cage Facility Locations

*Please note that from August 2016-May 2018 the North Parkade bike cage will not be public access.