For people who do not have access to their own bikes on campus, we have TWO convenient bike share programs on campus.
IWU Bike Share
The IWU Bike Share has checkout points at the Hansen Student Center and the Ames Library. There are currently ten bikes in circulation, and students, faculty, and staff can check them out for 24 hours at a time, free of charge. After 24 hours, we may charge for late returns according to the following schedule:
While someone has a bike checked out, it is their responsibility to look after the bike. If they don't return it in comparable condition to how they checked it out, it is their responsibility to pay to keep the system operational. Some typical charges include:
- Lost/broken key: $25
- Lost/stolen/irreparably damaged bike: $225
- Lost/stolen/irreparably damaged bike+key: $250
Bike Share 309
Since March 2017, the Town of Normal has operated Bike Share 309, the communitywide bike share program. With professional mechanics, high-quality bikes, and convenient locations ranging from Illinois State University and Uptown Normal to Illinois Wesleyan's Hansen Student Center and Downtown Bloomington, this bigger-scale bike share system is a great complement to the campus-specific option. If you use your IWU email address to sign up, you can get $15 off your annual membership, bringing the cost down to $25/year. Each hour costs $3; the first hour of each ride is free for members.