About the Orange Bike Program
The BGSU Orange Bike ‘Community Bike-share’ Program is an effective way for BGSU main campus students to access a cheap, convenient, and sustainable method of transportation around campus. Getting involved in the Orange Bike Program is simple and best of all free!
The focus, similar to a “taxi” service, is to allow as many students to use our fleet of bikes as possible without having a connection to one specific bike. A bike parked outside a classroom one day may be found across campus the next, and that is the true beauty of the program. One may not always have a bike sitting at the rack nearest them, however, there are enough bikes that one should not travel far to find one at another rack.
How It Works:
Orange bikes are locked at bike racks across campus. Those students enrolled in the program have a universal key that opens any orange bike lock. When a student needs to get across campus they may find a bike, unlock it, and be on their way. When the rider gets to their destination they simply lock the bike at that rack.
Why It Is Unique:
Several aspects of the program set BGSU apart from other schools. The major difference is the community sharing aspect of the program. While many schools require students to check out bikes upon use each time, requiring more time and hassle; BGSU lets students who have signed up for the program use any bike available at anytime as long as they remain on campus and follow the simple rules.
The mission of the BGSU Orange Bike ‘Community Bike-share’ Program is to promote a more sustainable campus by providing students with a more convenient and clean mode of transportation; to educate students about sustainable practices that are essential for our future; and to increase students’ mechanical and practical knowledge of bikes and tools.