There are a lot of great ways to get around Corvallis and the surrounding area during your first-year without the hassle of bringing a personal car and parking on-campus. Corvallis is one of the easies places in the country to travel by bike. Plus, there is a bike shop in Dixon Rec Center for all your maintenance needs and places to lock bikes up in front of almost every building on campus. Serveral bus routes around campus, Corvallis and Albany provide excellent and convenient public transit and are FREE to OSU students! Other options will take you out to the coast, Portland airport or allow you to rent a car for a short time period.