Illinois Wesleyan started a small bike share pilot program in September 2013. Ten bikes are available for checkout at either the Hansen Student Center or the Help@Ames desk. Students, faculty, and staff can check out a bike for up to 24 hours by signing a waiver and showing their University ID card to the desk aide.
Outdoor Bike Racks
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.
Bicycle Maintenance Station
A new bicycle maintenance station was installed near the bike rack in front of Hansen in Fall 2014. It provides cyclists with access to tools they would need to do basic maintenance on their bicycle.
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. If you're interested in joining us, email Michael Gorman to find out when and where our next meeting will take place.