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Semester Rentals

Semester Rentals

For $75 (Fall/Summer), $50 (Spring) a student, faculty or staff can rent a bike with a lock, helmet and lights for the entire semester. The program is meant to serve students who would like to be avid riders, but either don't own their own bike or are on campus for a semester and bringing or buying their own bike is not feasible.

2019-2020 Semester Freewheelers Rentals

Summer 2019 - $75

  • Pickup Date - Starts March 1, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Return Due date May 11, 2019 5 p.m.

Fall 2019 - $75

  • Pickup Date - Starts September 4, 2019 at 1 p.m.
  • Return Due date December 20, 2019 5 p.m.

Spring 2020 - $50

  • Pickup Date - Starts March 1, 2020 at 3 p.m.
  • Return Due date May 8, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Semester Rental Bikes are:

  • SE Hefe Stepthrough Small (42) 
  • Medium (47cm) 
  • SE Hefe Large (55cm)

To Rent a Semester Freewheeler

  1. Register for the Freewheelers program. This will include a rental agreement, safety quiz and waiver.
  2. Contact or come to the Bike Shop and inquire about renting a semester Freewheeler bike
  3. Pick up your bike and go ride!


  1. Renters must register online for the Freewheelers program.
  2. Bikes are available in limited quantities and are first come first served, one bike per person for current students, faculty and staff.
  3. Full semester rental bicycles can be dropped off for service at the UMass Lowell Bike Shop at any time. Regular Maintenance from normal wear is included in the cost of the rental.
  4. By renting a bike you agree to be held financially responsible if the bike is damaged or stolen. Damage repair and new parts due to damage are the financial responsibility of the renter.
  5. Renters must supply their own bike light batteries.
  6. If a renter reserves a bike that does not fit them, the bike shop may exchange or cancel and refund their reservation at its discretion.
  7. Renters returning bikes with damage or abnormal wear and tear will be charged an appropriate repair fee. Anyone not returning a bike will be charged up to $800 replacement fee. A hold will be placed on the borrowers university account and he/she will also not be allowed to register for classes without paying the replacement fee.