Bike Loan Program

Did you know F&M was designated ‘Bicycle Friendly’ by the National Bicyclist Group?

We offer a bike loan program provides free bicycles for students to use during the semester. During semesters, any F&M student may sign-out a bike for four weeks. Renewals must be made in person so we can assess maintenance needs. Friends of the borrower can assist with renewals or returns. In addition to the bike, each student will receive a helmet, lock and key. All items must be returned when bike is returned. Fees will be charged for any missing items.

To Get a Bike

Bikes circulate quickly at the start of each semester. Announcement of bike-loan start date is made by email to all students. Bike-loan staff will maintain a waiting list. Throughout the semester, stop by the Weis Bike Room to see if any bikes have been returned or if you have any repair needs. There is an openly available repair stand and airpump between LSP and Fair Trade. Email with any questions. And contact F&M Public Safety to report accidents or thefts.

Bike Room Hours for Fall 2023
  • Sunday 12-2 p.m. and 4:15-6:15 p.m.
  • Monday 1-3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 12-2 p.m.

The Weis Bike Room is located rear and ground level of Weis dorm. Tap on the walk-up window for assistance.

Live free, ride hard!

Students are also more than welcome to bring their own bikes to campus. There are plenty of outdoor bike racks to store and lock bikes, two bike repair stations on campus with pumps, and two bike shops within a mile of campus, including Common Wheel, a nonprofit bike center led by an F&M alumna.

"The program provides free, easy micromobility to students, especially those without other means of transportation

—Tom Simpson, Sustainability Coordinator
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