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Bike Program

Yellow Bike Program

TU’s trademark yellow bicycles are loaned to students, faculty and staff free of charge for a semester and may be ridden on or off campus. To check out a bike, riders must complete an application with the Hurricane Bike Shop. All Yellow Bike Program participants receive a free helmet and lock.

The TU campus is ideal for cycling with wide streets, low speed traffic and an extensive network of shared-use pathways. All members of the campus community are encouraged to ride their bikes to campus or check out one of TU’s free yellow bikes from the Hurricane Bike Shop.

Hurricane Bike Shop

Students work in the bike shop

Located next door to TU’s Office of Campus Security in LaFortune Hall, the Hurricane Bike Shop is open Monday through Friday, 1 – 6 p.m. Yellow bike riders can air up tires and request minor repairs. The bike shop staff will also train riders to maintain their personal bikes.

You may contact the Hurricane Bike Shop at 918-631-3812 or bikeshop@utulsa.edu.
More information for Faculty, Staff and Students.

Why Ride?

Top Ten Reasons to Ride Your Bike

  1. Faster than walking
  2. No waiting for the shuttle
  3. Get acquainted with campus and the neighborhood
  4. Reduce carbon footprint/pollution
  5. Avoid traffic congestion
  6. Save gas and money
  7. Park close to your destination
  8. Increase physical activity
  9. Reduce stress
  10. It’s fun. Enjoy the ride!
Kendall-Whittier Bike Club

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TURN is proud to work with the True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program, Tulsa Public Schools and Humble Sons Bike Co. to sponsor Bike Club at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School. Students in bike club meet once a week from September to May to learn and practice safe cycling skills. As their skills and confidence increase, students ride the neighborhood around their school and take cycling field trips in their community. At the end of the year, each child gets a bike and a helmet for their very own.

Volunteers are needed! Spend a fun hour a week teaching cycling as a path to a wider world. TU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Tulsa community are welcome to volunteer at K-W bike club after passing a background check.

Sign-up to volunteer at True Blue Neighbors.

Contact turn@utulsa.edu for more information

Resources
  • Showers: TU student, faculty and staff cyclists may shower in the Mabee Gym lockers rooms for free or in the Collins Fitness Center with a paid membership.
  • Bike Buddies: Cycling mentors are available to answer common new rider questions such as what to wear when biking or how to choose a safe route. The TURN program manager connects rookie riders with experienced TU bike commuters.
  • Bike Repair Stations: Three freestanding bike maintenance stations on the TU campus feature bike-specific tools and pumps with Presta and Shrader valves. Cyclists can air up their tires or make minor adjustments and repairs. Two of the three stations were paid for by TU’s Student Association.
    Map showing Bike Repair Stations
  • Programs: In cooperation with Human Resources, Campus Security, Student Affairs and other campus partners, TURN offers training in bike commuting, safe cycling and bike maintenance, as well as fun events such as group rides and Bike-to-Work Week activities.
  • Bike Desks: Three cycle desks allow users of McFarlin Library to burn calories and improve concentration by pedaling while they study. The desks were provided by the Student Association in cooperation with TURN, Physical Plant, and McFarlin Library.
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