Bikes are available for quarter-long loans. They are checked out each quarter during the end of the second week. Borrowing a bike is completely free of charge in order to provide equal access to bicycling for students who express financial need, however, the recipient is responsible for replacement of any lost or stolen parts.
For Fall 2017, we will begin accepting applications on January 8th at 12:00am. Eligible applicants who apply first will be given priority and bike supply is limited, so apply as soon as you can!
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!
If you get approved for a bike, you MUST attend a TAPS sponsored Bicycle Street Skills class.
Dates and times of the class for Spring Quarter are:
- Thursday, January 18th from 5:30 to 8:00pm
- Friday, January 19th from 5:30 to 8:00pm
Change from previous quarters:
Bikes will distributed the morning of Sunday, January 21st at the Bike Library at the service road end of Casa Segunda in Stevenson College, from 10am-2:30pm. At the Street Skills class we will be assigning times for folks to show up at 10 minute intervals from 10am-2:30pm. Please arrive on time on Saturday, and we will be able to get everyone going with a bike quickly!
By distributing bikes on Sunday, we will avoid what can often be a stressful process getting bikes to all Bike Library applicants, on a weekday evening. This will be a safer affair, as well, since y'all won't be riding away in the dark. For those who have used the Bike Library before, you may know what we're referring to. For those who haven't, trust us, this will work better.
We look forward to reviewing your applications!
How to Apply for a bike:
Write a 500-700 word essay answering the following:
- Why you need a bike?
- What will you use the bike for?
- How will you contribute to the bike community?
After you write your essay, fill out the application Please submit an application as soon as you can for your best chance at receiving a bike. Our fleet is limited and as such has limited sizing. 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.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: **We will not give out bikes that are sized incorrectly for any rider, for safety purposes.