Illinois Wesleyan started a small bike share pilot program in September 2013. Four bikes are available for checkout at the Hansen Student Center. Students, faculty, and staff can check out a bike for up to 24 hours by signing a waiver and leaving their University ID card at the desk.
Since February 2014, students are able to sign up for access to indoor storage space in Harriett House. Access is limited to the number of bikes that will fit; learn more and sign up.
There are bike racks all over the Illinois Wesleyan campus; you can find a complete listing of them on the campus map by checking the "show bike racks" box below the map.
Bloomington-Normal has a fantastic bike/pedestrian artery that runs a few blocks east of campus. The Constitution Trail is a great way to get around town by bike. Work is also underway in both the City of Bloomington and the Town of Normal to improve safety and convenience for bikes on roadways with bike lanes, shared road markings and signage, and other efforts.
Curious what the best way is to get somewhere by bike? Google Maps offers bike-specific directions. You can also reach out to local cyclists on Twitter (@BikeBloNo) or on Facebook and they'd be happy to help plan your route!
The GREENetwork has formed a subcommittee of bicycle advocates working to improve cycling infrastructure, educate about safety and rules of the road, and to oversee the bike share program. We meet every other Monday at 3:00 PM. If you're interested in joining us, email Michael Gorman to find out when and where our next meeting will take place.