Bicycle Rental Options
When it comes to bike rentals, UK students and employees have a lot of options. Whether you need a bike for a year, a semester, or just for a week, Wildcat Wheels can help! Below is an overview of your on-campus bicycle check-out options, all of which are free for the UK community. Anyone interested in checking out a bicycle must fill out a participant waiver and will be responsible for paying for lost or damaged equipment.
Big Blue Cycles
Big Blue Cycles is a fleet of 150 bicycles available to students living in campus housing who sign a one-year commitment not to bring a car to campus. Participating students are guaranteed the bicycle for an entire academic year. Learn more.
Semester Check Out
Wildcat Wheels has a fleet of 100 bicycles that can be checked out for a full semester at a time. Demand for these bikes often exceeds supply in the fall semester, so the bicycles are awarded through a random lottery (fall only). During the summer and spring semesters, bikes are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit the shop during regular hours to check out a bike or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot make it during these times. (Applications for this program are closed for the fall semester.)
Weekly Check Outs
If you're interested in short-term use, Wildcat Wheels has a fleet of bikes that can be checked out for up to one week at a time. These are available first-come, first-serve during open shop hours.
Departmental Blue Bikes offer employees an opportunity to increase physical activity during regular working hours, reduce traffic on and around campus, and set a positive example to students and the UK community concerning environmental responsibility. Departmental Blue Bikes are available to any UK department to use for up to 16 weeks.
To reserve a Blue Bike for your department, please email email@example.com. Please bring a completed Departmental Blue Bike Authorization Form when you pick up the bicycle. Departments are responsible for maintaining a participant waiver for everyone who uses the bike.
Looking for Something a Little Out of the Ordinary?
Consider a Tandem
How about a bicycle built for two? Check one out during regular shop hours for up to a week at a time.
Introduce a frosty, bike-powered smoothie to your next campus event. Wildcat Wheels has a bicycle-powered blender that can be checked out for use at any campus program. Wildcat Wheels staff will coordinate the delivery and pick-up of the blender bike, while the unit checking out the bike is responsible for providing smoothie ingredients. Download our program fact sheet for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only want to use a bicycle for a quick trip? Check out the information about the bike share program.