WKU Big Red Bikes
The WKU Big Red Bikes program seeks to provide alternative transportation to WKU students, faculty, and staff. Bicycle rental is free, and the rental period is the full semester. Bike rental may be renewed if there is no waiting list for rentals. Please read below for more information.
Hours of Operation: Spring 2017
You may visit the OoS to rent a bike during the following hours:
Monday: 9 am - 12 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 9 - 10:30 am
Wednesday: 10 am - 12 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 2 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 10 am - 3 pm
If you need a repair or maintenance for your Big Red Bike, the bike mechanic is in the shop during the following hours:
Tuesday: 4 - 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:45 - 5 pm
Thursday: 2 - 3:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 -3:30 pm
How to rent a bike:
•The bicycles can be checked-out for a period of three weeks and renewed if there is no wait list for bike rental.
•Bikes can be rented at the Office of Sustainability located at 503 Regents Avenue, beside Gary Ransdell Hall. Helmets and locks are also available.
•Please bring your WKU ID.
About the Big Red Bike Program
Big Red Bikes is a GreenToppers project and is housed by the Office of Sustainability and receives funding support from the Parents Advisory Council, Department of Parking and Transportation and the Outdoor Recreation and Activities Center.
•In 2011, Big Red Bikes received the Paula Nye Memorial Education Grant from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeways Commission with funds generated from the “Share
the Road” license plates, which allowed for significant upgrade to the mechanic shop
and expansion of the program. The grant was written by WKU Alum and past Big Red Bikes
Coordinator, Nick Asher.
•In 2013, Big Red Bikes received a second grant from the Paula Nye Memorial Education Fund from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeways Commision. Funds are generated from the "Share the Road" licence plates. This grant was used for expanding the mechanic shop, getting awareness out about bicycling, and installing two fix-it bike stations on campus. The grant was written by WKU student and Big Red Bikes Coordinator, Madonna L. May.
•Big Red Bikes have installed two bike fix-it stands on the WKU campus. One is located at south campus off Campbell Lane, and the other is located at the Creason Lot. Both stations are near BG Greenways and are ready for use! The bike stations were made possible with funds from the Paula Nye Memorial Grant.
Big Red Bikes
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