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September 29, 2006

University of Wyoming Bike Library offers Rentals

This is an interesting story:


University of Wyoming students, faculty, and staff can rent a commuter bicycle at minimal cost through the Pokes' Spokes Bike Library, sponsored by the UW cycling team and the Associated Students of UW.

For just $15 per semester (plus a small deposit), members of the UW community can rent a bike for personal use. All of the rental bikes are in good working order. Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with first preference given to UW students and then to UW faculty and staff members.

The bike library offers two options of brand-new bikes: the Giant Simple 7 Springer and the Atlas Industrial Cruiser. Both models offer easy cruising around campus and town.
Renters can use their bikes during the designated rental period, and then bring the bikes back in good condition to get their deposit refunded. Anyone wishing to extend the checkout period can simply pay an additional $15 per semester to continue the rental. The $15 charge per semester goes to the UW Cycling Team for maintenance, management, and repairs.

The bike library's mission is to encourage alternative means of transportation on the UW campus and in the Laramie community. By providing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly incentive for people to commute by bicycle, the Pokes' Spokes Bike Library cuts down on unnecessary car use while helping to create a bicycle culture in Laramie that supports a healthy lifestyle for all members of the community.

For more information or to rent a bike, go to the Bike Library page of the Cycling Club.

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