Services for International Employees & Scholars


One of the easiest and most economical ways to find your way around Lawrence and campus is on a bicycle.  They can save you the cost of a bus pass, a parking permit or a taxi ride.  Here is some information if you are interested in purchasing a bike while in Lawrence:

Places to Buy

Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop - 804 Massachusetts, 843-5000»

Cycle Works - 2121 Kasold #A, 842-6363,»

Target - 3201 Iowa, 832-0660 (for cheap bikes)

Local Bike Trader -»


Lawrence Bicycle Club»


Bicycle theft is a problem here, as it is most everywhere.  You must definitely buy and use a lock!  It is legal to lock your bike to a parking meter, as long as it is NOT serving a handicapped space.  Be sure not to block the sidewalk or any handrails when you park your bike.  Also it is not legal to lock your bike to trees, traffic signs, utility poles, or streetlights.


Bicyclists are encouraged to wear helmets at all times.  Ride with normal traffic flow and ride to the right side of the roadway.  If the lane width allows, stay two feet from the curb or roadside edge, which will help you to avoid debris or potholes.

Laws to Abide

  • Obey traffic laws while riding. Please visit the City of Lawrence website for more information.
  • You may ride on sidewalks, except in downtown Lawrence or on the KU campus.  You may NOT ride a bicycle on the sidewalks downtown, but you can walk with one.
  • Bicycles are required to stop at all stop signs and to follow all other rules of the road.  Failure to do so can result in a citation by the City of Lawrence Municipal Court.
  • A headlight is required by city ordinance while operating a bicycle at night.  The headlight must be visible at 500 feet ahead.
  • Also at night, you must have a rear reflector visible at least 500 feet behind.
  • Bicycles don’t have to be registered, BUT if your bike is stolen, having it registered can help you to recover your bike. You can get a City of Lawrence bike sticker for $1.00 at the Lawrence Police Dept.
  • Persons riding bicycles on a roadway must not ride more than two side-by-side, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.

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Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times