The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library is a nationally recognized educational resource that provides FREE bicycle use and repair assistance to students, faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky.The core of the program is a bicycle recycling system that takes abandoned bicycles from the campus and recycles them into the campus fleet. In addition to the bicycle library, WWBL also operates an on-campus bike shop that is open five days a week to assist the campus community with bicycle maintenance and repair. Wildcat Wheels is coordinated by the Office of Sustainability and funded by Transportation Services.
Summer 2017 Shop Hours (through Thursday, August 17):
Tuesday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Fall 2017 Shop Hours (starting Wednesday, August 23):
Monday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Bicycle Check Out Options
Fall 2017 SEMESTER CHECK OUT: Wildcat Wheels has a fleet of 100 bicycles that can checked out for a full semester at a time. Demand for these bikes often exceeds supply and we use a random lottery to award the bikes. Please use this form to enter your name in the lottery for the fall semester. The deadline to enter is Friday, September 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
WEEKLY CHECK OUTS-Wildcat Wheels has a fleet of bikes that can be checked out for up to one week at a time for short-term use. These are available first-come, first-serve during open shop hours.
TANDEMS, or bicycles built for two, are also available. Check them out during open shop hours for up to a week at a time.
DEPARTMENTAL BIKES: UK Departments only. More info
The shop is located in the basement of Blazer Dining, near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Avenue of Champions.
Big Blue Cycles is a fleet of more than 150 bicycles available to students living in campus housing who sign a commitment not to bring a car to Lexington. The bicycles for this program will be commuter-style, 8-speeds equipped with fenders, a lock, a helmet and a bell. Participating students will be guaranteed the bicycle for the entire academic year. Bicycles will be due back at the end of the spring semester. If the number of applicants is greater than the number of bikes available, a random drawing will be used to select the group of students eligible for the program.
Registration for the 2017- 2018 school year is now closed.
Bicycle Blender Programs
We also have a bicycle-powered blender that can be checked out for use at any campus program. We will coordinate the delivery and pick-up of the blender bike. The unit checking out the bike is responsible for providing the ingredients. Download the program fact sheet (PDF) for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departmental Blue Bikes offer faculty and staff an opportunity to increase physical activity during regular working hours, reduce traffic on and around campus, and set a positive social example to students and community concerning environmental responsibility.
- Departmental Blue Bikes are available to any UK department to use for up to 16 weeks. Each bike is equipped with a rack, basket, and lock.
- Each Departmental Blue Bike will receive regular maintenance from the Wildcat Wheels Bike Library staff mechanics. To reserve a Blue Bike for your department, please e-mail wildcatwheels(at)gmail(dot)com. Please bring a completed Authorization Form when you come to pick up the bicycle.Download a PDF of the form
- Departments are responsible for keeping a waiver on file for everyone who uses the bike.Download a PDF of the form
Contact Wildcat Wheels by emailing email@example.com or calling (859) 257-2494. If you need immediate assistance during regular business hours, contact Shane Tedder at (859) 257-0014.
The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library and Repair Shop are funded by Parking and Transportation Services and supervised by the Office of Sustainability.