Orange Bike Program FAQs
- How do I volunteer?
To volunteer, fill out this form and someone from the Office of Campus Sustainability will contact you soon.
Volunteers are always needed and welcome to help out in any way possible. Some current volunteer projects include:
- Disassembling unusable bikes for parts
- Creating stocking and storing systems for new parts
- Assisting in disassemble, painting, and re-assembling bikes
- Removing rust
- Cleaning up the bike garage
- Doing weekly inspections of bikes at bike racks
- Marketing and advertising the program
- Helping register new members
- Where can I find bikes?
The bikes will be located at bike racks on the BGSU campus. They are easy to find because they are bright orange and have BGSU decals. Look for an orange bike, and it is most likely one you can ride.
- What are some of the things I should check on the bike before riding?
Safety is an important part of the program. To ensure your safety, certain measures and precautions need to be taken in order to avoid injuries. It is always important to check the bicycle before getting on:
- Make sure your seat, handlebars, and wheels are secure/ tightly attached.
- Check your brakes to be sure they work well and are not sticking.
- Check your tires to make sure they have enough air and the right tire pressure.
- Where may I ride the bikes?
On the BGSU campus, it is permissible to ride on sidewalks, as long as they are not too crowded with people. Should you have to travel momentarily on a street, it is important to understand that the same rules apply for bike riders as cars:
- Ride on the right-hand side of the street, so you travel in the same direction as traffic.
- Use bike lanes or designated bike routes wherever you can.
- Don't ride too close to parked cars because doors can open suddenly.
- Stop at all stop signs and obey traffic (red) lights.