Earlham Bike Share was launched in 2017 through the Indiana Pathways grant awarded to the College by Lilly Endowment Inc. Bike Share is a collaborative venture operated by Public Safety and supported by the Environmental Leadership Program and Student Life. The program provides a low cost transport option for students to travel both around campus and out into the wider Richmond community.
A fleet of city and hybrid bikes are available for free daily rental. Mountain bikes for more technical terrain are available for $5/day. Bikes can be taken for overnight trips for a charge of $10/night.
City Bike - Breezer Uptown - good for comfort cruising, carrying books, bags, groceries
Hybrid bike - Fuji Traverse - has suspension fork for comfort on longer rides and potholed roads - perfect for exploring the Greenway
Mountain Bike - Specialized Pitch - dedicated off-road bike for checking out technical terrain like the trails back campus and at Hayes Arboretum
To use Bike Share follow these easy steps:
* Bike Share bikes found unlocked will be returned to Public Safety and a $10 service fee will be applied to your student account
** to qualify for free rental, bikes must be returned by 11 p.m., otherwise a late fee will be charged to your student account. Charges will also be passed on to the user for any damage beyond normal wear and tear.
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Hayes Arboretum Mountain Biking
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