Bike Programming on Campus
Bike Share Program (Green Bikes)
The bike share program provides an alternative form of green transportation to lessen on-campus vehicle traffic and reduce our carbon footprint at UR. The program was launched in the fall of 2009 with 35 beach cruisers. The bikes are available to all students, faculty, and staff to travel around campus in a fun and environmentally friendly way. To take advantage of this program, simply find a bike on campus and start riding!
Outdoor Equipment Rental
The Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (OAR) program has six Specialized Hardrock Disc Mountain Bikes and four Specialized Crossroads Commuter bikes available for rental to full-time University of Richmond students and employees. Both bikes include helmets and locks as part of the rental fee, and are available to rent for a day or a whole weekend of exploring! The commuter bikes also come equipped with a rear folding basket and a bike rack for storage. These bikes are only one of many outdoor items available for rental at the OAR center, located in the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.
Check out OAR’s outdoor equipment page for more information about eligibility, pricing, availability, and a full list of equipment!
Bike Self-Repair Racks
There are two self-repair stations located on campus for the use of the University community. The first station is located in front of the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness and the second station is located at the Gateway Apartments, near the Intramural fields. The self-repair stations include all tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, such as tire inflation or changing a flat.
For more information, please contact Lucia Anderson.
Recreation and Wellness is actively involved in supporting sustainability practices at the University. Green initiatives include:
- Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness is certified LEED Gold, one of several LEED buildings on campus. View the case study for additional information.
- Bike sharing, departmental bikes, mountain bike rentals, and repair services offer alternative modes of transportation
- Gently used weight and cardio equipment is recycled and sold to the community, rather than discarded
- The new disc golf course was built using recycled materials
- Waste and energy audits in recreation facilities help identify ways to conserve resources
- Staff participate in the University's green office program aimed at improving energy efficiency across campus