Bikes have always been a great option for getting around campus.
But as BYU’s campus community continues to emphasize more sustainable practices, bikes are becoming an increasingly efficient and effective transportation method.
To help on-campus students who are looking for an alternative transportation option, BYU offers a bike sharing program that allows bikes to be rented each semester or term.
“The bike sharing program is a cost-effective option for students who want to bike on campus but don’t want to buy and maintain their own bicycle,” said Brian Evans, CFO and Administrative Vice President at BYU. “Since its introduction, the program has continued to increase in popularity to the point that we now offer it to all students living in on-campus housing.”
The program cost is $30 per semester or $15 per term. A bike, a bike lock and general bike maintenance are included in the rental fee. Bikes are now available for spring and summer terms, but rental spots will fill up quickly due to high interest in the program.
After reserving a bike, students pick them up at Outdoors Unlimited – now located at 2121 N. Canyon Road (just east of Wyview Student Housing). Outdoors Unlimited also offers a discount on helmets for students in the program. Students do not need to register or license the bikes as they are already registered and licensed by BYU.
If a student encounters a maintenance issue, they take the bike to Outdoors Unlimited, where routine maintenance is covered by the rental fee.
To find out more about the bike sharing program, visit bikesharing.byu.edu and go to the FAQ page. Students can also contact Student Sustainability Assistant Jared Thomas by email (email@example.com) or phone: 801-422-5593.
BYU also offers other transportation options for students without vehicles, including the RYDE Shuttle, BYU’s Car Sharing program through Hertz on Demand, and coming soon, Zimride.