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Free Wheelers - The Shortest Distance Between Two Classes!

A female student riding a bike provided by the "free wheeler's" program near a cape.

The UMass Lowell Free Wheelers Bike Share program provides free bicycles for students, faculty and staff. Bicycle check out is quick and easy and you only need to register once. After you register, simply check out and return a bike at any of the 6 stations on campus.  Bicycles are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Free Wheelers App

Everyone who uses Freewheelers will need to Register online for Freewheelers. Use the app to find out how many bikes are available at each check out station, reserve a bike, track your usage and more! Users will sign in with their UMass Lowell credentials.  

Get The Free Wheelers App

Check Out Locations

Check-Out Stations

  • East Campus: Campus Recreation Center Welcome Desk & Outdoor Center and Bike Shop
  • South Campus: O'Leary Library Information Desk & Riverview Fitness Center Welcome Desk
  • North Campus: Lydon Library Information desk
  • University Crossing: Information Desk on first floor

Guests:

At this time only current students, faculty and staff can register for the program with their UMass Lowell credentials.  Guests interested in renting a bike should visit the Bike Shop.

How to Check-out and Return a Bicycle

Once you are registered, you can go to any Free Wheelers check-out station and request a bike. The staff will give you a key and helmet and then you can proceed to the racks to find your bike.  Racks are typically blue or black, close to the building and marked with UMass Lowell Free Wheelers decals just like the decals on the bicycles.  Simply match your key number with the appropriate bike number and you can unlock your bike. Be sure to lock your bike securely before returning the keys to any of the checkout stations by the close of operating hours.

Locking and Unlocking the Bike

  • The U-Lock should pass through the rear wheel, the frame, and lock around the bike rack.
  • Never leave the key in the lock.

Ride safely and have fun as you navigate between campuses using sustainable transportation!

When you arrive at your destination, simply lock your bicycle to the designated UMass Lowell Free Wheelers bike rack and bring your key into the station.

Questions / Issues?

Email: Freewheelers@uml.edu with any questions or issues.

To report a mechanical issue, please call us at 978-934-6797.

Free wheelers - the shortest distance between two classes!

We provide free bicycles for students, faculty and staff. Bicycle checkout is quick and easy and you only need to register once. After you register, simply check out and return a bike at any of our five check-out stations. Watch our Free Wheeler video!