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If vou've never visited us we are at the UMC Bike Station.
Welcome to CU Semester Rentals. Our mission is to promote sustainability on campus by growing the bicycle culture at the University of Colorado and the city of Boulder. We contribute to this culture by providing a bicycle to any student, faculty or staff member who is in need of a bike for a semester.
Due to huge demand we have struggled to keep up; however, we are in the process of obtaining 100 additional bikes to add to our fleet.
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About the Program
We provide students, faculty, and staff with a gently used but newly tuned bike on a semester by semester basis. The Semester Bike Rental Program charges a $30 rental fee (non-refundable) and a $100 deposit (refundable). If you return the bike in the same condition we gave it to you, then you receive your deposit in full! You may renew your rental for a second semester at a cost of only $10.
We have many different types of bikes from which you may choose. While we wish we could give a bike to all who request one, we have a limited supply of bikes and therefore rental bikes are given on a first come, first serve basis.
To rent a bicycle, please make an appointment with the semester rental manager.
To return your bicycle use our key drop off box. Lock your rental to the designated Semester Bicycle Rental rack located next to the bike station or one nearby if the designated racks are full. Once you have locked your rental, fill out your information on a deposit envelope, put your key in the envelope and then drop the envelope into the Semester Bicycle Rental key drop box. (Directions are also located on the key drop box)
Once your bicycle has been returned, a Semester Bicycle Rental employee will assess any damages and deduct the appropriate amount from your deposit (if necessary). Your deposit check will be mailed to the address you provided when you returned the bicycle. Please allow 10-14 business days for processing.