Orange Bike Program FAQ

The Office of Campus Sustainability located at 107-B Campus Operations Building at 816 East Poe Road, Bowing Green, OH. You can ask for Dr. Nick Hennessy's office at the help desk.

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.

No. This is a community bikeshare program. Any user has the right to use any Orange Bike on campus. So, the bike you used to get to class may not be there when you get out of class (but there surely will be another one nearby you can use)!

The availability of bikes depends on the weather and the number of members. Bikes are placed on campus during primary riding season(August - October & March - May) but fluctuates based on the temperature. Also, the more members in the program, the more bikes will be added to the active fleet. Currently, we have 80 bikes in the active fleet

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.

Locate the Orange Bike number (written on the frame), note the specific location of the bike, and inform Dr. Nick Hennessy at 419.372.9949 or

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.

All Orange Bikes were donated to the Office of Campus Sustainability from the University lost and abandoned property. They have been refurbished, made identifiable, and then deployed by the Orange Bike mechanic.

There are two intern positions available for the Orange Bike Program. There is a marketing and advertising intern (eligible for class credit) and a paid mechanic intern. Learn more

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Updated: 09/06/2022 12:52PM