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Hop on a Freewheeler!

Bike Share Program Unveiled

The University takes a big green step with the introduction of a free, easy bike share program. Fifteen cycles are available to help students, faculty and staff get where they need to go.

By Sheila Eppolito

Want to get around campus by bicycle? Now you can!
The UMass Lowell Freewheelers Bike Share program provides free bikes for students, faculty and staff to borrow anytime. A simple bike lock key is your membership tool – it can be used on any of the u-locks on any of the 15 Freewheelers bikes. Bicycles are available on a first-come first-served basis from the beginning of the fall semester through mid-November, from mid-April through commencement anytime between sunrise and sunset. It’s free, green and easy.
Sign-up is simple!
To sign up for the Freewheelers program, print out a membership agreement and waiver of liability from  Membership is free and open to all students, faculty and staff who are eighteen years of age or older.
Sign- up locations
Roving sites will be set up around campus. Check the website for details.
Get Ready to Ride!
Pick up a bicycle from a UML Freewheelers bike rack in any of three locations:
  • in front of Fox Hall on East Campus, 
  • in front of Cumnock Hall on North Campus, or, 
  • near the Wilder St. Bus Stop on South Campus.
You can get a foldable map showing good bicycle routes between campuses when you sign up for the program, and at many locations throughout campus including UCAPS at University Crossing.
When you arrive at your destination, lock your bike to the designated UML Freewheelers Bike Rack. 
If you have any questions, you can contact the UML Freewheelers Bike Share Coordinator at