One of the best bike programs in the nation just got a little more teal
University Recreation has started painting more than 600 bicycles teal and bronze as part of a rebranding of the bike rental program on campus formerly called Coastal Cycles, now called Coastal Recycles.
All the bicycles in the program administered by University Recreation are recycled bikes, so the initiative not only keeps abandoned or old bicycles out of landfills, it also provides a sustainable and free mode of transportation for CCU students.
The bike rental program started around six years ago with 21 bikes, according to Jody Davis, director of University Recreation. The program has grown exponentially since then to one of the largest in the nation.
Students can check out bikes on a first-come, first-serve basis for 30 days at a time. The first checkout period is Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Outdoor Center in the HTC Center. Staff will release 100 bikes at that time, and will have additional checkout periods throughout the first week of classes until all the bikes have been rented.
For more information, visit coastal.edu/recreation/outdoorsclimbing/coastalcycles.