About the Semester Bicycle Rental Program

**Due to COVID-19, bikes will not be rented out until further notice.**

DaybirdOur 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, faculty or staff member who is in need of a bike for a semester (while supplies last). 

While we wish we could give a bike to all who request one, we have a limited supply of bikes and rental bikes are given on a first come, first serve basis.

If you need your semester rental serviced or repaired, please email semesterrental@colorado.edu.

For more information please email semesterrental@colorado.edu.

Rent a bike

The Fall Semester Rental drive is completed and we are currently out of bikes. We anticipate having more bikes available in late September and will update our website and start accepting appointments at that time.

In the meantime we encourage you to get a free B Cycle membership by downloading their app and selecting the CU Student pass option. Also, check out CU Bike Fest on Sept 10 at Farrand field for a good time and to purchase a bike for either $100 or $160.  

Make an Appointment

We provide students, faculty, and staff with bikes on a 'per semester' basis. The Semester Bike Rental pricing structure is as follows:

Refurbished Bikes
For our refurbished bikes, we charge a $30 rental fee for the first semester (non-refundable), a $100 deposit (refundable), 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!

Renew 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 semesterrental@colorado.edu 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.

If you've never visited us we are at the UMC Bike Station.


Feel free to contact the bicycle program for questions or comments at bicycle@colorado.edu or call 303-735-BIKE.