Bike Rentals

Rental Bike

 
 

Bicycle Rentals

What's Included

Each rental includes:

  • Refurbished Bicycle
  • Heavy Duty U-Lock
  • GVSU Bike Permit
  • Free Maintenance
  • Use of the Fee Compressed Air Stations (Allendale Campus)
    • CON (Connection) - East side of building near the bike racks
    • SUB (South Utilities Building) - Off Lot N.

Please note that our bikes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles and are rented on a first-come, first-served basis.  We will do our best to get you on the bike of your dreams but we cannot guarantee we'll have it in stock.

Rental Location

Where-To

Our rental headquarters is located at the Laker Village Apartment south community center (LVS).

When-To

There are 2 options for when to rent:

  1. The best option is to visit us during a distribution event.  We offer at least 1 primary distribution date at the beginning of each semester.  Scheduled events will appear in the OAC's event calendar.  The distribution events are preferred because they are the only time when all of our available bikes will be in one place which gives you the best opportunity to find your ideal bike. 
  2. Visit the LVS office during any of our Self-Service times.  Due to the size of our available storage space at the LVS office, we typically have no more than 6 bikes at any given time.  More may be available and if so, will be stored off-campus.  Bikes stored off-campus may take a day or more to make available. 

Bike Shop Hours

How-To

The rental process is a snap!  Follow these simple steps:

  1. Show up to one of the times listed above
  2. Select a bike & give it a short test ride. 
  3. Fill out the Rental Form (provided on-site)  Be prepared to supply the following information:
  • Student ID/ G Number
  • Email Address
  • Local Address
  • Phone Number

If the Bike Shop has given you a Username & Password, Click Here to complete the rental form & pay online.

 

Rental Duration

Rate

Up to 7 Days

$5

* Semester

$25

2 Consecutive Semesters

$40

** Processing Fee

$40

Payment

All payments will be handled directly through your student account.  We are currently not able to accept cash or checks. Credit cards may be accepted under special circumstances which will be decided on an as-needed basis.

* Due to their shorter duration, Spring & Summer are considered a single semester.

** Processing Fee is additional to the rental fees and is refunded upon return of the bike and lock.


Returns

How-To

All returns will be accepted at the Laker Village South Community Center Great Room during any of the established dates/ times.  Please enter through the double doors and sign-in your bike and lock with the staff.

When-To

All renters will be contacted prior to final exam week with instructions regarding dates & times for rental returns.  


Bicycle Issues

Breakdowns

If you experience a breakdown or your bike develops a mechanical issue that leaves it in less than a satisfactory state, please send an email with the following information to bikes@gvsu.edu:  name, date, preferred method of return contact (phone/ email), detailed description of the issue, & current location of the bike

Maintenance issues that are deemed to be due to normal use/ wear will be fixed free of charge as quickly as possible (flat tire, brake adjustments, etc...).  Due to the variety of bicycles in the rental inventory, parts for each bike may not be in stock and may take 2-3 business days to obtain.  If this is the case, we will gladly loan out a different bike (if available) while yours is being fixed.  Renters are responsible for all maintenance costs deemed to be caused by negligence or abuse.

Lost U-Lock Key

  1. Please send an email to bikes@gvsu.edu with your name and preferred contact information  

Please note that GVSU cannot reproduce the keys to your lock.  If you lose more than 1 key to your lock, you may also lose your Processing Fee.

Stolen Bike or Lock

  1. Contact the OAC for your bike info/ permit #.  
  2. Contact Public Safety to submit a police report.  

Because each rental includes a heavy duty U-lock, refunds & replacements are not issued for lost or stolen bikes.