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Bruin-Bike Library (Quarterly Rentals)
Thanks to UCLA
Transportation, UCLA Recreation, The Green Initiative Fund, and the UCLA Graduate Students' Association Sustainable-Resource-Center, currently-enrolled students can rent a bicycle
for the entire quarter. For only $45, the Felt-Cafe-8 bicycle
comes complete with a helmet, U-lock, and a front and rear light. We also offer students $45 quarterly rentals from our small fleet of electric bicycles (Sanyo Eneloop). Quarterly rentals may be reserved using the process detailed in the following paragraphs.
Reserving a Bruin
Bike for the Quarter
You must be a student currently enrolled at UCLA to rent a bike for the quarter from the Bruin-Bike Library.
For Spring Quarter 2013, Bruin Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis
starting at Noon on Monday, April 1st, 2013. You may reserve a bike in person at the Sales-and-Cashiering
Desk in the John-Wooden Center. Starting Tuesday, April 2nd, registration will also be available on-line (type "Bruin-Bike" into the search field to display the classes).
Please note that there are three fleets of bikes: Bruin-Bike Library (Undergraduate Rental), Bruin-Bike Library (Graduate Rental), Electric Bruin-Bike Library (both undergraduate and graduate students). It is important that you register for the appropriate class (i.e., the Undergraduate-Rental class, if you're an undergraduate student and the Graduate-Rental class, if you're a graduate student). If you register for the Undergraduate-Rental class and are not an undergraduate, your registration will be refunded and, if space is no longer available in the Graduate-Rental class, you may not be able to get a bike for that quarter. This procedure applies also to undergraduate students who register for the Graduate-Rental class. To avoid complications and make sure you get a bike, simply register for the proper class.
Picking up Bruin
Within a few days of successfully
reserving a Bruin Bike, you will receive an e-mail scheduling an appointment for you to visit the UCLA Bike-Shop to fill out a Bike-Library Rental-Agreement and pick up a
bike, lock, helmet, and lights. Pick-up days will be scheduled for the beginning of the week of January 15th.
How to lock your
To lock your Bruin
Bike, the U-lock should connect the bike frame to the bike rack where you are parking. It is very important that the U-lock secures the bike frame and not just one of the wheels. In addition, the end loops of the cable lock should be
connected to the U-lock and run through both wheels. An alternative way
to lock your bike is to hook the U-lock through the bike frame, the bike rack, and
the front wheel. In this arrangement, the end loops of the cable
should be connected to the U-lock and run through the back wheel.
We have six
bicycles available for rent on a daily, weekend, or weekly basis. These
Felt-Cafe-24 bicycles come with a helmet, U-lock, a front and rear light, and
panniers. Daily rentals start between 10am and 3pm, then must be returned
the next day between 10am and 3pm. Weekend rentals start on the day before the
weekend between 10am and 3pm, then must be returned by the first day of the
following week between 10am and 3pm. Weekly rentals start between 10am
and 3pm, then must be returned six days later between 10am and 3pm. If you are interested in renting a bike, please visit us during our business hours (M-F, 10am to 3pm) to check availability and pay to make a reservation.
and Recreation Members
UCLA Bike Shop
2131 John Wooden
Los Angeles, CA