Have you ever needed a bike for a couple days but your buddy won’t let you borrow his? The Physical Plant across from Thompson Hall runs a free bike share program for students at WIU. I personally love using the bike program to help with my commute from Linc/Wash all the way to Currens every day. Renting a bike is pretty easy, all you do is walk into the Physical Plant across from Thompson Hall and ask to rent a bike! All you need to do is show the student worker your student ID and they take down your ID number as well as your first and last name. The bike that you check out can be reserved for 48 hours, and then you will have to wait for a 24 hour period before you rent another bike. Did I mention that there are fifteen different bikes to choose from? All of these bikes are free to rent with a student ID.
On top of all the bikes you can rent, Rocky Sustains is installing two new Bike Fix It Stations around campus. So if your bike is ever experiencing some basic problems, need of a place to fix your bike, or simply need air in your tires, you can find one on the quad, just north of the Union, and the other on the northwest side of Grote Hall. These Bike Fix It Stations also have basic tools used for a bike and a QR code that will help you to trouble shoot problems with your bike. They are to be installed over this summer.
Finally, if you have not noticed yet there is a yellow bike path on the quad and around campus. This is the bike path! Below is a map of where the bike path leads around campus.