LBNL Bicycle Coalition
Who are we?
The LBNL Bicycle
Coalition is a group of bicyclists from the LBNL community working (as volunteers)
to encourage bicycle commuting through education and improved facilities.
As of September 2000, the LBNL-BC is an official LBNL employee association. The officers of the LBNL-BC are:
President, Steve Greenberg;
Vice-President, Bruce Nordman;
Treasurer, Derek Shuman;
Secretary, Derek Shuman.
Click here for more details on current project ideas
- Road hazard reduction
- Improved bike parking
- Improved shower and locker facilities
- Improved shuttle access
- Improved site access for bikes
- Maintain onsite bike tool availability
- Include bicycles as official LBNL transportation
- Reimburse for official use
- Make lab bikes available for on-hill use
- Promotion of bicycle use for transportation
- Collaboration with other bicycle advocate groups
- Your suggestion
How to sign up?
We communicate mainly through e-mail; to join the LBNL-BC email list (LOW traffic levels) see click here.
For questions or more information, send e-mail to
Bruce Nordman or
Steve Greenberg at x6971, MS 90R3111, or
Practice with a parked bus before
using the bike rack for the first time. Check out
Shuttle Bus Schedule
for schedules, bicycle information, and routes.
Shower facilities are available at several locations.
Bldg. 2-Main Entry Men's & Women's
Bldg. 6-2204, 2206 Men's & Women's (limited building access)
Bldg. 46-143 Men's & Women's
Bldg. 50B-3220 Men's & Women's
Bldg. 50B-3222 Men's & Women's
Bldg. 58-104 Men's
Bldg. 62-159 Men's
Bldg. 64-132 Men's
Bldg. 64-232 Women's *
Bldg. 66 Bsmt. Men's & Women's
Bldg. 67-1103,-1105 Men's and Women's
Bldg. 77-117 Women's
Bldg. 77-119 Men's
Bldg. 80 Men's
Bldg. 85 Men's & Women's
* Day lockers
There is a universal shower in building 943 (rm. 213).
For building locations see the
Lab Site Map.
There are a number of gates to LBNL:
- The main lab entrance, the Blackberry Gate, which just requires a lab ID to be
shown to the guard.
If you have a LBNL parking sticker (see below) on your bike, you can show
that to the guard to demonstrate that you are an LBNL person.
- The Grizzly Gate, behind building 69, is the upper lab entrance off of
It is only staffed weekdays from 6:30-9:00 am and 3:00-6:30 pm.
You can't get in when unattended but you can get out anytime using the pushbutton.
- The Strawberry Gate, below building 74, is the one near the UCB Botanical Garden.
For getting into the lab it has a proximity card reader.
For getting out use the pedestrian gate in the eastern (inbound) car gate (there
is a detector in the pavement but it doesn't seem to register bikes).
LBNL Parking Stickers
If you bicycle to the lab (rather than take the shuttle), you may
find it helpful to get an LBNL "Sticker" to put on your frame.
These are nominally used on motorcycles to identify them for parking purposes,but for bicycles, it lets the guards at the main gate easily see that you are an LBNL employee or guest.
get these stickers at the Site Access Office.
Note that they are strictly optional--not required, and
does not require surrendering a car parking permit if you have one.
Lab policy prohibits bikes being parked in pathways or in areas that could compromise access to life-saving or emergency equipment (such as fire hydrants, fire alarms, and emergency rescue boxes). They are also prohibited inside building corridors, stairwells, entrances and exits. (source: TABL, Nov 14, 2008)
For help finding these see the
Lab Site Map.
Other LBNL Info
Missing Link Bike Shop at 1988 Shattuck Avenue
offers a series of free classes. See
or call 510-843-7471 for current schedule.
There is talk of having a League of American Bicyclists-certified class at LBNL.
Taking your bike on BART? See the
BART web site
or the "All About BART" brochure (available at BART stations) for permit-free use
rules and schedules.
There is a web page for
on the UCB campus.
An East Bay bicycle map from the EBBC (see below) can be viewed
511.org has links to
selected bike maps online.
You can also see a handy
route map of San Francisco.
Others (such as Krebs Maps) are available
at bike shops and outdoor stores (see lists below).
We distribute the East Bay Bicycle Coalition West of the Hills (East Bay Hills that is)
Map and the East of the Hills Map -- free of charge to LBNL employees and guests; contact
LBNL bike safety policies can be found
in PUB 3000
and the RPM.
We have information on techniques, equipment, and laws.
A good place to start is
Rolling Through Berkeley.
For the safety of your bicycle, be sure to get it licensed.
Bicycles can be licensed for free through the UC Police Department at 1 Sproul Hall on the
UCB campus (usually the licensing is done Thursday 10:30am to 1:30pm on Sproul Plaza). &nspp; :
For more information contact UCPD at (510) 642-6760.
There are also commercial registration services that are worth considering.
(Because the above agencies issue a California Bicycle License but there's no
state-wide database--so unless a bicycle is recovered by the agency issuing the license,
or the recovery folks somehow know what agency to call, they won't be able to connect
the bike to the owner.)
The commercial services link the serial number to the owner and provide the information
to any law enforcement agency.
One such service is
another is http://www.cyclefinders.com/ .
For information and advice about recreational cycling, including noontime
Looking for something you can't find?
Maybe we can help (though we can't promise immediate turnaround!) --
Other transit alternatives for lab employees at
LBNL Site Access
Other Bicycle Resources
- bike commuting info, bike buddy program, plus car and vanpools, etc.
Bay Area Transit
UCB Police Dept.
at 2150 Kittredge: Parking and General Info:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm;
Wed: 10 am - 6 pm;
They also do the bicycle licensing
- The Bent Spoke, 510-540-0583, downtown Berkeley
- Cycle City, Alameda 510-521-2872,
- Hank & Frank Bicycles, 510-658-1177, Rockridge and two other locations
- Jitensha Studio, 510-540-6240, Berkeley campus area
- Medina Cycleworks, 510-841-4748, southwest Berkeley
- Mike's Bikes, 510-549-8350, downtown Berkeley and four other locations
- Missing Link, downtown Berkeley, 510-843-7471.
- The Pedaler, 510-222-3420, El Sobrante
- Performance Bicycle, 510-725-4540, northwest Berkeley
- Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), 510-527-4140, West Berkeley,
Webmaster: Bruce Nordman, 510-486-7089,