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Semester Bike Rental FAQ

The rental period will begin Wednesday, August 23rd and continue until all bikes are rented. All bikes will be due back on or before December 5th at 5 PM.  August 23-25 will be for lottery bikes awarded through the application and must be picked up by 5 PM on Friday, August 25.  First come, first serve will begin on Monday, August 28.


Currently registered students or faculty and staff who are Rec Sports Members (for an additional fee, $15)


The cost is $50 for students, $65 for faculty /staff who are Rec Sports members for the semester and includes the commuter bike, bike helmet, bike U-lock, and basic safety & maintenance instruction.

No. You can take the bike wherever you want but you are responsible for the bike and all rental equipment.


You are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the equipment. You can bring in the bike to have the Outdoor Program mechanics help with tune ups and maintenance.  This is included in the rental fee.


Replacement keys cost $8. Payment must be received before a new key is issued. There are no refunds for found keys.


This is up to you. If you loan someone your bike, you are responsible for any damages or theft that occurs.


1) Contact the local authorities that have jurisdiction in that area and report the situation. Let the authorities know that the bike is registered with UTPD (this information is on file at the Outdoor Center). Keep a copy of this report. 2) Contact the Outdoor Program and let them know of the situation so they can help look for the items 3) Ultimately you will be responsible for any missing equipment and this amount must be paid in full by December 5 or a financial hold will be placed on your University account.

U.T. Police Department (UTPD)                                                              865-974-3114

Knoxville Police Department (KPD)                                                       865-215-7234

University of Tennessee Outdoor Program (UTOP)                             865-974-9749

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