Northwestern’s Bike Share Program
Reserve your bike online here.
Rentals are not to exceed 3 days. Must have a Valid NU ID.
Bikes for Rent
- “Pricilla” – Ladies Schwinn Sierra 700 (gold)
- “Sidney” – Men’s Schwinn Sidewinder (red and black)
- “Bailey” – Men’s Trek Single Track 820 (blue)
- “Betty” – Ladies Cycle Pro (blue)
- “Buford” – Men’s Schwinn Mesa Runner (blue)
- “Randy” – Men’s Schwinn Mesa Runner (red)
- “Helen” – Ladies Schwinn Coed (red)
- “Nicolas” – Men’s Trek Multi Track (white)
- “Blue Tee” – Blue Crestline Tandem (blue)
- “Green Tee” – Green Columbia Tandem (green)
Now that Spring quarter has arrived, it is prudent to remind the university community about the policies regarding bicycle use on campus and within the City of Evanston. The University has added over 250 additional bike racks on campus this year to meet increased demand by bicycle users. There have been a number of incidents and citations this year that have caused the University and the Evanston Police Departments to pass along this reminder in regard to bicycle safety and parking:
The University has 2.5 miles of bicycle paths on the Evanston campus, connected to Evanston’s bicycle rights of way. Bicycle riding is, however, prohibited on the following streets:
- The Central Business District designated as D1, D2 and D3 districts in the Evanston zoning ordinance or in any other district where signs prohibiting sidewalk riding are posted.
- Sheridan Road, between Chicago Avenue and Isabella Street
- Green Bay Road, north from Emerson Street to the Evanston city limits
- Ridge Avenue, between Howard and Emerson Streets
- Main Street, between Chicago and Ashland Avenues
Evanston City ordinances(10-9-4) prohibit riding bicycles on the sidewalks in the downtown business district, operating a bicycle after dark without a white front headlight and a red rear reflector (visible 500ft. away), or riding a bicycle in an unsafe or reckless manner or in a way that obstructs traffic. When riding on sidewalks where permitted, such person shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian, shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian, and shall have the bicycle under control at all times. Violators are subject to a maximum fine of up to $100. Helmets are required for riders under the age of 18, but all students are strongly encouraged to wear helmets and use other safety gear.
Please refer to the following sites before reserving your bike.Evanston City Code: library.municode.com/index.aspx
Northwestern Student Handbook: www.northwestern.edu/handbook/handbook.pdf