The CU Bike Program rents out Kona Dew Plus hybrid bikes. These are great bikes for riding on campus, around town, or any of the nearby bike paths in Boulder!

Kona Dew Plus

All Semester Rentals for Fall '23 have been rented! Check back next year for more rentals!

  • A semester rental bike costs $50 per semester, with a $200 deposit. The deposit will be refunded on the final return of the bike in good condition.
  • A U-lock is included as part of the rental.
  • Helmets are not included. We recommend bringing yours or purchasing one from a local bike shop.
  • You'll need your 9 digit Student ID # and a Buff OneCard to rent a bike.
  • Credit/debit only. No cash or checks will be accepted.
  • Bikes are first come, first serve, with rentals usually taking place the first week of each semester (weather depending).
  • Bikes must be returned at the end of each semester. Even if re-renting for another semester, we need to see the bike and do basic maintenance before sending the bike out again.
  • A non-returned bike will reported to CU Police and the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Another great option, and now with electric bikes, is the BCycle bike sharing. Students recieve a free membership.


Most stolen bikes were improperly locked. Watch the video below to learn how to properly lock to CU bike racks and prevent your rental from being stolen.



Wheel left after bike was stolen.

Email with questions.


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

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. 

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 on East Campus.

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