The SLCF Bike Loan Program has provided free bikes loans to hundreds of international students and scholars at Purdue since 2014.
Thanks to our generous friends who have donated used bikes, we can offer a limited number of students a bike to use during their time at Purdue.
What do I need to do?
- Be an international student or scholar, or the spouse of an international student or scholar.
- Sign up below to make an appointment to come to our place: Crosswalk Commons
- Sign a Bike Loan agreement and Liability Waiver
- Make a $50 - $100 deposit (refundable if the bike is returned in good condition)
- Have a bike lock -- we have bike locks available for $15 or $20
- Ride the bike safely!
Our bikes are loaned out based on availability.
Our supply of bikes is limited and vary in style and age. They may show some signs of wear and aging, but will be functional.
Our $50-deposit bikes are normal bikes, and can be left outside next to your apartment or dorm in the evening. Our $100-deposit bikes are better quality, and we require that they be kept indoors in the evening to minimize theft and weather-damage.
Whether $50 or $100-deposit, this deposit is refundable if the bike is returned in good condition.
Sign up for an Appointment here
If you are using one of our bikes (Bike Loan Program), we are glad to help you with any mechanical problems you may experience.
We do not charge for labor to repair our bikes. But we do charge a minimal price for parts.
Please make an appointment with us to have your bike repaired. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike Program Returns
If you are finished using your bike, please return it to us so that another student can use it. You will receive your full deposit back if the bike is in the the same condition as when you got it from us (some light wear and tear is acceptable). If your bike has mechanical problems, we will deduct an appropriate amount from your deposit.
Please make an appointment with us to return your bike. E-mail us at email@example.com.