Bike Rentals

Rental Bike


Semester/ Annual 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.


*Academic Semester $25
Academic Year $40
Up to 7 days $5
**Processing Fee $40

* Due to their shorter duration, Spring and Summer semesters are counted together as one Academic Semester.

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


Visit us at one of our distribution events at the Laker Village Apartment south community building (LVS).  We offer at least 1 primary distribution date at the beginning of each semester.  Check our events calendar or contact us for specific dates & times.  Outside of the primary distribution dates, rentals may be available at the LVS.  Contact the OAC manager for details and availability.  


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

  1. Show up to one of our distribution events
  2. Select a bike (& give it a 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


All payments will be handled directly through your student account.  We will not accept cash, credit, or checks for bicycle rentals.



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.


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

Bicycle Issues


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  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 with your name and preferred contact information  

Please note that GVSU cannot reproduce the keys to your lock.  If you lose all of the keys supplied by the manufacturer, you will also lose your Processing Fee.

Stolen Bike or Lock

  1. Contact the OAC for your bike info/ permit #.  You will need it for the police report in the next step.
  2. Contact Public Safety to submit a police report.  
  3. *Submit a copy of the report to the OAC for a refund of your Processing Fee or to receive another rental bike (if available) 
    *Beginning April 25, 2015, the OAC will not issue refunds for stolen bikes.