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.
For Spring 2019, we will begin accepting applications on April 1st at 8am. 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:
- Wednesday, April 10th from 5:30 to 8:00pm
- Thursday, April 11th from 5:30 to 8:00pm
Bikes will distributed on two days this quarter: 1) the morning of Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-2:00pm, and 2) Sunday April 14th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. We will send a Google form in order to schedule pick-up times. Please arrive on time so that we can get everyone their bikes quickly!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT: **We will not give out bikes that are sized incorrectly for any rider, for safety purposes.