Bikes are available for quarter-long loans. They are checked out each quarter during the end of the second week. In order to provide equal access to bicycling for students who express financial need, borrowing a bike is completely free of charge. However, the recipient is responsible for replacement of any lost or stolen parts.
Applications are open for Winter 2020 and are reviewed based individually on a need basis.
If you have borrowed a bike from the Bike Library in a previous quarter, you may still apply again, but we give priority to new applicants. We're glad you loved the program and will do our best to accommodate or lend advice again!
You must attend a TAPS sponsored Bicycle Safety Course in order to receive a bike.
Dates and times of the class for Winter Quarter 2020 are:
- January 13th and 14th, 5:30pm
We look forward to reviewing your applications! You should expect to hear back from us by January 11th regarding your application.
How to Apply for a bike:
In 500-700 words, please answer the following questions:
- Why you need a bike?
- What will you use the bike for?
- How will you contribute to the bike community?
After you finish answering the questions, fill out the application. Please submit an application as soon as you can to improve your chances for receiving a bike. Your application will be evaluated based on your essay response. The essay is very important, so please address all three questions and meet the word requirement. You greatly improve your chances by putting time into your essay and thoroughly explaining your need for a bike. Please elaborate on your involvement with any clubs, organizations, or jobs, and why you need a bike.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT: **We will not give out bikes that are sized incorrectly for any rider for safety purposes.