UNH Cat Trax Bike Share

UNH Cat Trax Bike Share
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Cat Trax Bike Share

Cat Trax is a collaborative bike share program with a mission to make sustainable transportation more accessible on campus and in Durham. With a fleet of 30 maintained bikes, and an app-based rental program, it's accessible to campus and community members. And UNH students ride free for the first hour!  

“Active transportation” options like biking and walking promote public health, protect air quality, and help reduce the carbon pollution that leads to climate change. Bikes are also a fun way to build community connection.

Fall 2023 Season: From September to November, more than one hundred Wildcats took nearly 400 rides, getting around campus in an enjoyable and convenient way while avoiding hundreds of pounds of pollution. The data gathered and lessons learned are informing improvements to the program.

Cat Trax is a collaboration of UNH's Sustainability Institute, Hospitality Services, Campus Services, the town of Durham, NH and Dover Cyclery.


***The Cat Trax fleet is back!

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Tips for a great ride:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Follow NH road rules
  • Check the bike before riding for flat tires or broken parts.
  • Let us know if a bike is broken, or breaks while you're using it. You can report a broken bike in the Movatic app. We've partnered with Dover Cyclery for repairs and the sooner we know, the sooner they're back up and running.

How does it work? Where do I find a bike?

  1. GET STARTED (a one-time-only step): Download the Movatic app and join UNH Bike Share as a “member”. Enter your credit card info (you won’t be charged unless you rent a bike and don't return it).
  2. FIND A BIKE: Use the app to find a Cat Trax bike near you.
  3. START YOUR RENTAL: Check that the tires aren’t flat and nothing is broken. Use the app to scan the QR code on the basket to unlock it and begin use.
  4. RIDE: ​​​Anywhere on campus or in Durham.
  5. BE SAFE: Wear a helmet and abide all safety rules; in New Hampshire, bikes are treated as vehicles and must obey all road laws.
  6. END YOUR RENTAL: Find a bike rack on campus or in Durham to park the bike. Use the app to indicate you want to end your rental. Take a photo of the bike parked at the rack.
  7. LOCK THE BIKE: Find the lock on the back tire. Slide the lever on the lock closed. 

How far can I ride my bike?

Our system is set up for Durham and will automatically mark a bike as “stolen” once it travels outside of town; to avoid this feature activating, please only ride in Durham. 

Can I ride a bike on trail?

Because the bikes are cruisers, they aren’t designed for trail riding. Please don’t ride in College Woods or other natural trail areas.

What if a bike gets damaged while I’m riding it?

Don’t sweat it, but do let us know! We conduct weekly maintenance checks on the entire fleet, but flagging the bike on the Movatic app will ensure timely maintenance and protect the safety of the community.

Do I need bike share if I already have a bike?

Even if you have your own bike, bike share is incredibly convenient. If you can’t ride your bike home, are waiting on maintenance, want to avoid wear and tear, or simply don’t use your bike that much, bike share can be an excellent replacement.