BGSU Bike Rental

Summer and Academic Year Applications Available!

The BGSU Bike Rental Program is designed to make emissions-free transportation accessible and affordable to students, faculty, and staff to reduce the overall carbon footprint generated by commuting.

Due to the limited number of bikes in our fleet, the BGSU Bike Rental Program utilizes an application process to distribute bikes.

Short-Term Fall Rentals - Web Page Pic

The BGSU Bike Garage is located at 507 E Reed St., Bowling Green, OH 43402.   

Please contact or call (419)-372-9949 for all inquiries.

Bike Garage Hours (11 × 8.5 in) - BGSU Summer Rental

Fees & Schedules:

Summer Rental Period: First day of summer term through the last day of classes, $39. See flyer above for summer dates and hours.

Fall Rental Period: First day of classes through the last day of classes for fall semester, $39.

Academic Year Rental: First day of classes for fall semester through the last day of classes for spring semester, $69.

Spring Rental Period: First day of classes through the last day of classes for spring semester, $39.

Late Bike Fee (not returned to BGSU Bike office/garage on due date by 5 p.m.): $20 first day; $30 for each additional day 

Lost or Stolen Bike Fee: Full replacement cost of bike ($200)

Damage Fee due to Misuse of Bike: Cost of parts and labor


All renters need to bring a “U-Lock” when they select/pick up their bike. A U-Lock is the best/approved method for keeping your bike secure.  Various versions/brands of this lock in a variety of price ranges can be purchased at locations in Bowling Green such as Walmart, Meijer, and Cycle Werks, to name just a few. See the picture below for an example of a U-Lock. Please talk with us if you have any questions on this requirement.


Continuing with the Office of Sustainability’s transportation initiative, BGSU University Libraries has provided two Dero bike FixIt stations courtesy of the Friends of the University Libraries. These stations are free to the campus community. Use the QR code on the station to access bike repair instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

BGSU Bike Rental currently has around 100 bikes in its fleet & adding more throughout the year

Yes! This bike is your personal bike for the rental period & is intended to be used as your primary form of transportation around BG for greatest environmental benefits!

Regular maintenance & tune ups are included in the rental cost! Simply stop by the BGSU Bike Garage during the weekly drop-in hours or make a personalized appointment by emailing

These bikes are donated by the BGSU Police Department after being declared lost/ abandoned. Only the highest-quality bikes are added to our fleet & are then returned to pristine condition by our BGSU Bike Mechanic before being rented.

A bike rental program provides the greatest environmental benefits by providing a low-cost, reliable transportation option for students to travel around Bowling Green. This will reduce the amount of cars on the road, as well as the amount of pollution emitted into our atmosphere

We rent to students, faculty, and staff at Bolwing Green State University.

Updated: 05/13/2024 09:28AM