Open Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Student staff will be operating and staffing the Purple Bikes Bike Shop and offering minor maintenance and repairs to the campus community. Labor will be free, however, parts must be supplied by the bike owner. So, have a flat tire? Brakes not working? Seat falling off? Bring it in and let the staff of the Purple Bikes Bike Shop take a look at it. The Purple Bikes Bike Shop is located in the basement of Bowman Carter, directly off the Ped Mall. 

The Purple Bikes and Bike Shop are a collaborative effort of Cornell College Campus Safety and Student Senate. Questions or comments regarding the Purple Bike Shop or Program, contact them at

Please do not secure or place any bikes (Cornell Purple Bike or personal) up against trees, railings, lamp posts or buildings on campus. Bikes found as such will be removed by Campus Safety. Any bike not claimed within 60 days becomes the property of Cornell College. This policy is in place to avoid damaging campus property and to provide clear and safe routes in and out of buildings and across campus.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Questions? Comments? Contact the Director of Campus Safety at 319-895-4299.

Winter Bike Storage

Bicycle Storage

Campus Safety is pleased to announce that we will begin providing secure and indoor bike storage for residential students for over the winter months. Please read below for the process and protocol.

  • Bike storage will begin November 2, 2020 and all bikes must be removed from storage by the end of March.
  • Any bikes left after March, Campus Safety will notify owner via email. Failure to claim bike within 60 days of notice will result in the bike becoming property of Cornell College. 
  • Bikes may not be stored over the summer.
  • All bikes must be registered with Campus Safety to be stored. Registration is available at the Purple Bikes Bike Shop, located in the basement of Bowman-Carter, off the Ped Mall, or in the Campus Safety Office.

To store your bike

  1. Bring your bike to the Purple Bike Shop, located in the lower level of Bowman-Carter by Friday, November 27
  2. Shop is open, Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
  3. Check in your bike with the on-duty Bike Shop staff member
  4. To store your bike after November 27, bring it to the Campus Safety Office from 4 to 8 p.m.
  5. A Campus Safety officer or Bike Shop staff member will place bike in and remove from storage area. 
  6. All bikes will be required to be registered, free of charge, if not already.