Blue Bikes

How Can I Get a Check Out Bike?

Register, Check Out & Ride

This year, we will have a lottery system in place. We will pick random names and notify you by email.

  • STEP 1: Fill out the online registration.
  • STEP 2: Wait to hear if you were one of the lucky lottery winners for a Blue Bike this term. If you decide you don't want or need one, please let us know ASAP.
  • STEP 3: Visit the Blue Bike shop during open hours to fill out the paperwork and collect your bike.

Special additional hours will be announced to help you get the bike and our regular shop hours are posted online. The Blue Bike Shop is located in the basement of the Sustainability House at 218 E. Nelson St. Walk down the stairs on the side of the house closest to the basketball court.

About the Program

The Blue Bike program at Washington and Lee is designed to provide a convenient way to get around the campus and Lexington. The use of bicycles instead of motor vehicles results in cleaner air and better health, less traffic and more open parking spaces, less oil consumed and fewer greenhouse gases emitted. Students, faculty and staff may participate in the Check Out Bike Program by registering online.

To use a check out bike, or if you have a problem with a blue bike or see one that is lost or abandoned, please e-mail bluebiker@wlu.edu.

The Check Out Bike Program allows campus community members to check out a bike, lock and helmet and helmet for free. After you are registered you can check out a long term bike with helmet and key for up to one term. It is the responsibility of the rider to keep the bike locked when not in use. If the bike is lost or not returned you will be responsible for the full replacement value.