All bikes for Spring 2022 have been reserved and we do not have any available. Another great option, and now with electric bikes, is the BCycle bike sharing. Students recieve a free membership.

Need to Know

-Check back for Fall 2022 Semester Rental Info

-You'll need the full Student ID # to rent a bike. The student doesn't need to be present as long as the renter has this ID #. 

-Our bikes are used but have been refurbished and are ready to ride.

-Most of our bikes are mountain bikes that are great for commuting. 

-We charge a $40 non-refundable rental fee for the first semester, a $100 refundable deposit, and $10 to renew for an additional semester (up to 8 semesters). If you return the bike in good condition, you will receive your deposit back in full.

-Payment can only be made by cash or check. Exact change is preferred for cash payments (sorry no credit cards).

-The Fall 2022 rental drive will be on East Campus. See the bottom of page for exact location information.


A typical semester rental bike

Our mission is to promote sustainability on campus by growing the bicycle culture and making bikes easily accessible at the University of Colorado Boulder. We contribute to this culture by providing a bicycle to any student who is in need of a bike for a semester (while supplies last). 

For more information please email

Renewing Your Rental

Two weeks before your rental is due, a Semester Rental manager will email you asking if you would like to renew or return your bicycle. To renew, simply reply to the email and inform the Semester Rental team that you would like to renew. Please include in that email your full name and student ID number (the 9-digit ID number available on myCUinfo, NOT the number on your Buffone Card) or employee ID number. 

Return Your Rental

--If you are unable to cash a US issued check please e-mail to set-up an appointment--

You will be contacted via email 2 weeks before your due date as a reminder. 

To return your bicycle, please use our key drop off box.

  1. You should lock your rental to the designated Semester Bike Rental rack located next to the bike station or one nearby if the designated racks are full.
  2. Once you have locked your rental, fill out your information on a deposit envelope (available in a box attached to the east-facing side of the UMC Bike Station).
  3. Put your key in the envelope and drop the envelope into the Semester Bicycle Rental key drop box (also attached to the east-facing side of the UMC Bike Station). 
  4. Directions 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 Return
Your deposit check will be mailed to the address you provide when you return the bicycle. Please allow up to 21 business days for processing. If you are unable to cash a check in USD, please email the Semester Rental team and you may be able to get your deposit returned in cash.

This Fall we will be renting our bikes out of a warehouse in East Campus to help limit exposure for our customers and employees.

3100 Marine St., Boulder, CO 80303 is the closest address to use for google maps

Semester Rental Location

Contact the bicycle program with questions or comments at