Naropa Bike Library
Bike Shack Fall Hours
Thursday 9-5 p.m.
Renting a bike from Naropa's Bike Library
The Naropa University Bike Shack maintains over 120 bicycles available to students,
faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. Bicycles can be checked out for up to a month
at a time and are maintained by Naropa's worthy bike shack mechanics. The bicycles
are assigned to interested persons via a lottery system. Availability varies seasonally.
Stop by the Shack for more information on renting a bike.
Things to keep in mind
- Naropa bikes are for commuting only
- You are responsible for theft, damage, and late fees
- Student ID or credit card information required to check out a bike
- Copies of the bike contract are available to take home
Rentals, Purchases and Fees
|Alumni, Naropa visitors||$5||$15||$35|
Included with the bike rental is a cable-lock. Additional equipment can also be rented or purchased:
- Helmets: Free rental with bike
- Cable Locks: Free rental with bike, can also be rented individually
- Lights: $15-$30 purchase
Tire levers, tubes, patch kits, mirrors, and bells are also available for purchase. See a bike-library mechanic for details.
In order to ensure the safety of everyone using the Naropa Bike Library, bikes are not checked out for more than one month at a time. When the bike is returned it undergoes a check-up to make sure that everything is working correctly. After the check-up it can be "renewed" again.
To automatically have the bike checked out to you for the next month be sure to place a "Magic" (curtain) ring on the handlebars. Rings are available in a bucket (labeled "Magic Rings") on the Bike Shack porch. If you would like to write notes for the mechanic about the bike, tags are also available in a container attached to the Bike Shack porch. Bikes without rings on the handlebars indicate that you no longer wish to check out the bike and it will be "returned" to the fleet for future circulation.
Refer to your "license plate" for your bike's name and find its ID number on a green sticker on the frame.
If you have a safety concern about your bike, don't hesitate to ask a bike-library mechanic. She or he will most likely be able to address your concern or refer you to someone who can.
Fees and Responsibilities
Late bikes accrue a late fee of $20 for the first day and $1 per day after that until returned, $70 being the maxium. Lost or stolen bikes or equipment must be reimbursed their full retail value. The replacement cost for a library fleet bike is $140 . Fees can be paid in the Buisness Service Center after contacting the Bike Shack. Outstanding debts will be charged to the credit card or student account on file. Please contact the Transportation Office if you have any questions regarding fees or payment.
- you are responsible for returning the fleet bike on or before its due date
- if you cannot return the bike until after its due date you are responsible for contacting the Transportation Office to arrange another drop-off date before the due date has passed.
- you are only checking out a bike for a month at a time
- you are responsible for the bike and any equipment in your care
- you can only be responsible for one bike at a time
- you are responsible for reporting damaged bikes and crashes to the Bike Shack in a timely manner
- you are responsible for reporting bike thefts to the Boulder Police and the Bike Shack in a timely manner
- you are responsible for abiding by the terms of any payment contracts made between you and the Transportation Office
- you can contact the Bike Shack or Transportation office with any questions or concerns regarding your bike, equipment, due dates, fees, commuting questions etc.
Bike Fleet Membership
Have your own bike? Tired of having to wait for someone to look at the scary noise it's making, or paying up to $100 for a tune up? Want to customize your bike or make it go faster?
Join the bike shack membership and learn to fix your own bike!
By Semester: $15
As a member you will receive a designated "bike buddy" who will gage your progress and offer support for your projects. You will have access to tools, a bike stand, and truing stand; and you can order bike parts inexpensively. Sign up in the Transportation Office.
Our mechanics provide a limited repair service to Non-Naropa Fleet Bikes. If you help with the repairs, you can expect to pay only for the parts.
|Change a Flat||Patch a Flat|
If you have a safety concern with your bike, don't hesitate to ask a bike-library mechanic. She or he will most likely be able to address your concern or refer you to someone who can.
The Bike Shack also has bike path maps available for free and can answer questions regarding commuting.