Cycle Through the Semester:
This semester long bike rental program is available to all UTC students who seeking a means of transportation for the entire semester. The package would include a bicycle, helmet, lock, and light as well as provide them with work space and guidance for any repairs or maintenance that the bike needs. The price to rent one of these bikes for the semester is $60 for the spring and fall semesters. If a bike is rented out after the university's spring break dates, the price is reduced to $30. Semester bike rentals are for the whole summer semester and are only $45!
The bikes we have are manufactured by Raleigh and are commuter bikes. They feature a mountain bike frame with smaller, multi-use road tires. They are very durable bikes with rear-internal hubs.
UTC Outdoors will be offering some workshops on “How to Ride the Road” and “Maintaining your Bike” as well as other proper safety and maintenance techniques. They will also be available for emergency maintenance required by your bike that they obtain the skill level to fix.
Students renting bikes as part of the Semester Long Bike Program (SLB) will be referred to as the Renter and UTC Outdoors Equipment Rental Program as the provider of the bikes and other equipment will be known as UTC Outdoors.
I. The Renter will be provided a quality, working and clean bicycle designed for commuting. In addition to the bike, renters will receive a helmet, lock, and bike lights
II. UTC Outdoors Expects the Renter to keep the bike, helmet, lock, and lights in excellent working condition.
III. The Renter will be required to take a bike safety class and a basic maintenance workshop, provided by UTC Outdoors.
IV. At the first sign of mechanical issues, the Renter must bring the bike to UTC Outdoors for inspection and maintenance.
V. Each Renter will be required to bring in their bicycle on a scheduled date and time around the middle of the semester for a tune-up.
VI. Lost or Stolen bicycles must be reported immediately to the police and have a police report filed and must also be immediately reported to the Coordinator of Outdoor Programming (423) 425-5671.
VII. Fees may be assessed to the Renter for damages incurred while in the Renter’s possession, such as but not limited to, broken parts, lost parts, and wear and tear beyond what is reasonable for normal daily use, as determined by UTC Outdoors.
For other questions or concerns you can call the friendly staff at UTC Outdoors.