University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Bicycle Commuter Program

Brief Overview

  • Earn 75 points: Bike to work 50 times and have your trip recorded with the RFID technology,
  • Get started: Have a RFID tag installed on your bicycle. Ride past the RFID reader once on your way to work.
  • Deadline to enroll: May 31, 2014
  • Deadline to complete 50 trips: August 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: You must be a UPlan Medical Program member.

The Wellness Program and Parking and Transportation Services partnered to offer you an incentive to bike to work. When you bike to work 50 times between October 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014, you will earn 75 points for your Wellness Points Bank.

How the Bicycle Commuter Program Works - UMTC campus

  • Visit the U of M Bike Center located in the Oak Street Ramp on the east bank of the UMTC campus. The Center is on the west side of the ramp, near the elevator lobby. This is the only place on the Twin Cities campus where you can have a tamper-resistant, RFID (radio frequency identification) technology tag installed on your bike. The RFID tag is available at no cost during normal business hours.
  • Register your tag at Dero ZAP.
  • Locate a RFID reader station that is convenient for you to bicycle past on your daily commute to work. You only need to pass by the RFID reader once during your daily commute. Your trip for that day will automatically be tracked and recorded. Use an online tool to track the miles you pedal.
  • No later than August 31, 2014, log 50 trips to work, to earn 75 points for your Wellness Points Bank.

Bicycle Commuter Program - Duluth campus

  • Contact UMD's Bryan French to arrange to have a tamper-resistant, RFID tag installed on your bicycle. The RFID tag is available at no cost during normal business hours.
  • On your daily commute, ride your bike past an RFID reader. One reader is located on University Drive, at the edge of Lot B between the Heating Plant and the Darland Administration Building. The other reader is located on University Drive near the Stadium Apartments.
  • Your commute for that day will automatically be tracked and recorded. Use the online tool to track your bicycle mileage.
  • No later than August 31, 2014, log 50 trips to work, to earn 75 points for your Wellness Points Bank.

Bicycle Commuter Program - Morris campus

  • Contact UMM's Angie Berlinger to arrange to have a tamper-resistant, RFID tag installed on your bicycle. The RFID tag is available at no cost during normal business hours.
  • On your daily commute, ride your bike past the RFID reader located on 2nd Street to the north of the Regional Fitness Center.
  • Your commute for that day will automatically be tracked and recorded. Use the online tool to track your bicycle mileage.
  • No later than August 31, 2014, log 50 trips to work, to earn 75 points for your Wellness Points Bank.

Bicycle Commuter Program in Greater Minnesota

If you work on the UM-Crookston campus, revisit this webpage soon for details on how to participate in the Bike Program for your campus.

If you work on the Rochester campus or at an outreach station or remote location of the University, contact the Wellness Program to explore your options for participation in the Bicycle Commuter Program.

Wellness Points Bank Coins

 Earn points for lower Premiums in 2015

Deadline to complete 50 trips to work: August 31, 2014
Bicycle Commuter Program (75 points)

Find It Fast

Need assistance?

Questions about the Bicycle Commuter Program: Questions about the Wellness Points Bank: 
  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
  • Email: well@umn.edu
  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363

Wellness Points Bank At-A-Glance

Check out the many activity options available on the Wellness Points Bank chart (pdf)

Find out more information in the Wellness Points Bank overview (pdf)