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Additional Information and FAQ's
Commonly asked questions about our three month rentals:
How much do the three month rentals cost?
The three month rentals are completely free of charge, unless the bike comes back damaged, or doesn't come back at all.
What type of bikes are the three month rentals?
All of our three month rentals are bikes that have been donated to the program, and transformed into an Aggie Blue Bikes. Our most common type of bike is a hybrid mountain bike, think no shocks with knobby tires. We do have a couple road bikes, but nothing fancy.
What do I need to do to get a three month rental?
Different times of the year are more popular times to rent the three month rentals, making them harder to get. Fall and spring are high demand times, where as winter and the middle of summer are low demand times. In order to get a three month rental during the high demand times, you need to check our Facebook page and see how many bikes will be available for the next day, the come in the next morning (the earlier the better) and wait in line for one of those available bikes. For example: I see that there are 4 bikes available the next day, so I will come by in the morning, if I am the second person in line I will get a bike. Once you've secured one of those available bikes, you set up an appointment to come back later that week to fill out the paperwork, take our check-out safety quiz, and get set up on your new bike! During the low demand times, you are probably safe to come in at any point in the day and check-out a bike. Remember, you MUST provide your OWN lock for a three month rental. U-Locks are HIGHLY encouraged.
What happens if the bike is stolen or lost when I have it checked-out?
Lost and stolen bikes are the worst... The very first thing you should do is Contact Aggie Blue Bikes, and obtain your bike's SERIAL NUMBER. Once you have that number, you need to call USU police and report your stolen bicycle (giving the police the serial number). Unfortunately, if your bike is lost or stolen when you have it checked-out you must pay a $150 replacement fee that you have 2 weeks to pay (check or cash only). This is why we encourage U-Locks rather than cable locks, U-Locks are MUCH more secure. If your bike is stolen, we encourage you to hunt around campus for it, usually they are still around.
What's the deal with the two week check-ups?
If you have a three month rental bike, you need to bring it in approx. every two weeks so we can clean it up and fix any problem spots (it's easier for us to catch an issue early). We will typically ask you if you are having any problems, and if you are not, we will just clean it up and get you back on your way. If you are having a problem, we will fix it. If you have brought your bike in for the two week check-ups, we will be mush more lenient about damage fee's if there are any. Please remember, some fixes are more time consuming than others. We will do our best to give you an accurate time-of-completion, but sometimes the work takes longer than expected. Patience is a virtue.
What cycling related products does Aggie Blue Bikes sell?
ABB sells the following items:
- Helmets: $13
- Patches: $.50
- Cables: $1.00 per foot
- Housing: $1.00 per foot
- Bearings: $1.00 per set
- U-locks: $25
Want more information? Interested in learning about our past events?
Interested in learning more about the cycling infrastructure on USU campus? Check out the USU Bike Plan!
Also, here is the Utah State University Bike map!
We had over 460 participants in our first annual Alternative Transportation Week. October 24th-31st, 2012. Thank you for all the support from sponsors and for all the participation!