Simple Steps: Swipe, Get Key, Unlock Bike, Ride On, Return.
Stuck on campus? No need to worry about driving or waiting for the bus! The Bike Share program allows you to check out bikes for 24 hour intervals free for students. Wellesley Bike Share has made it possible for you to travel independently and sustainably. Our mission is to make Bike Share easy and accessible for all students on-campus and advocate the benefits of riding bicycles. Simply check out a bike at any automated check-out station, ride it around, and return it to the same station after 24 hours. There are two check-out stations on-campus with 10 bikes each.
How did Bike Share come about?
In 2012, the Office of Sustainability implemented a bike share program on campus. We initially ordered 15 brand new bikes with an internal gear system, a bike rack, and a repair station all funded by the Class of 1957. The Outing Club was awarded a Green Grant in 2011 for this proposal. 10 more bikes and another bike rack was added to east campus in 2013. Anyone on campus is allowed to participate, and the program is free of charge. By signing a waiver and agreeing to wear a helmet at all times, participants may check out bike keys at campus police or Freeman residential hall with their B Number and have 24 hours to return them. The 15 bikes by campus police are located on the main floor of the garage in the back right-hand corner. The bikes by Freeman are located in the outdoor seating area outside the dorms.