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Bike image with information on renting and repairing bikesStudent Life and Leadership Bike Rentals

Rent a bike from Student Life and Leadership for $15 per term! Bikes may be checked out for the duration of one or a maximum of three consecutive terms. Our bike fleet includes a mix of mountain and hybrid-style bikes.

 

$15 per term gets you
  • A ready-to-ride mountain or hybrid bike
  • All bikes come equipped with fenders, a rack, lights, a bell, and a sturdy U-Lock
  • You also get a helmet which is yours to keep
  • Free advice, support, and basic adjustments by an experienced mechanic

That’s just $5 a month – or the price of two Trimet bus tickets!

OK, so I want to apply! 
  1. Awesome! Fill out this application.
  2. Your information will be verified to determine eligibility – you must be taking at least 6 credits and in good standing with the college to qualify. If you do not qualify, we will notify you by email.
  3. Once your eligibility is verified, your name and contact information will be sent to the Bike Program Coordinator. The Coordinator will set an appointment with you for bike fitting and checkout. Bikes may be rented for one term at a time.
  4. Bring a bag for your goodies, 15 minutes of your time, your student ID with a current term sticker, and $15 in cash for each rental term. We do not take debit or credit cards or financial aid.

The Student Life and Leadership Bike Program aims to increase access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable transportation. Through the integration of long-term bicycle loans, education, and recreation,  Bike Program will enhance the physical and cultural development of students.

What’s the rule?
  • Bikes may be checked out for the duration of one or a maximum of three consecutive terms. A usage fee of $15 per term will be due at the time of the contract/checkout. We only accept cash.
  • Bicycles are valued at $400 with their accessories. If not returned, a $400 hold plus a maximum of $50 late fees will be placed on the borrower’s account.
  • Dropping below 6 credits after the first two weeks of the term will disqualify the student from the Bike Program.
  • Providing inaccurate information may result in disqualification from the Bike Program.
  • Bikes are rented on a first-come-first-served basis, by order of the waitlist.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to report any changes in address or academic eligibility.
  • The student has complete responsibility for maintaining the bicycle. PCC shall be held harmless in any dispute and/or litigation.
What happens if my bike is stolen?
  • You are responsible for the safety of the bike and preventing theft while it is in your possession. Students may have to pay up $400 to replace a lost or stolen bike, depending on circumstances. An appropriate lock is provided, and instruction in preventing the loss of the bike or bike components is given when the student receives the bike.
  • If the bicycle or parts of the bike are stolen, file a police report online or by calling 503-823-3333. Then contact Bike Program staff as soon as possible so we can work with you to resolve the issue.
What happens if I damage my rented bike?

When the damage is done…

  • Report all issues or damage, to the Bike Program staff as soon as you notice them. That includes strange noises, shifting problems, or other issues. You may be charged if a small issue that is easily fixed develops into a costly problem.
  • Please do not try and fix the issue yourself without prior authorization from Bike Program staff. A simple problem can turn into a costly repair or even cause bodily harm if not fixed properly! You may be charged if the bicycle is damaged in a repair attempt you undertook without prior authorization.
More questions? 

Email bikeprogram.ca@pcc.edu[opens in new window]

Bike Lockers

Bike Lockers are available at Sylvania, Southeast and Cascade. These lockers are available to any student or staff on a first come, first serve basis, no reservation needed. Students must provide their own lock.

Bike repair stands

Many locations have bike repair stands, which include all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance.  See stand locations on the “alternative transportation” layer on the campus map.

BIKETOWN

BIKETOWN for All offers an affordable, accessible, and fun transportation option for everyone, regardless of income. Our equity program allows those who qualify for certain state or federal assistance programs to sign up and receive a discounted BIKETOWN membership.  This resource is available for free to PCC students using the promo code PCC23KE. 

APP

  1. Sign into the BIKETOWN app

  2. Click on the Menu on the top left of screen

  3. Click on Ride plans or Get unlimited rides

  4. Choose Annual Membership

  5. Click Enter promo code, and enter promo code PCC23KE into pop up

  6. Discount/credit will be applied

 

ONLINE

  1. Go to BIKETOWNpdx.com and Log in* or Join

  2. Under Annual Membership, click Join and save.

  3. Click Enter promo code.

  4. Enter your promo code PCC23KE in the pop-up and click Done.

  5. Once complete, you’ll see the discounted membership price. Finish checking out.

TRIMET HOP Cards

Emergency TRIMET HOP Cards for single day use are available in the Panther Pantries.  These are limited to current PCC Students only and must have student ID and G-number.  You can visit a pantry at any of our four campuses Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Email pcc-pantherpantry@pcc.edu[opens in new window] with questions.