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 those 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.

2023-24 Semester Free Wheelers Rentals

Fall 2023 - $75

  • Pickup starting: September 2 , 2023 at 10 a.m.
  • Return due date: December 22, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Spring 2024 - $50

  • Pickup starting: March 11, 2024 at 1 p.m.
  • Return due date: May 4, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Summer 2024 - $75

  • Pickup starting: May 4, 2024 at 1 p.m.
  • Return due date: August 23, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Semester Rental Bikes

How to Rent a Semester Bike

  • Register for the Free Wheelers program. This will include a rental agreement, safety quiz and waiver.
  • Contact the UMass Lowell Bike Shop by phone: 978-934-6797 or email: to confirm availability and schedule a pick up. Walk-ins may also be available.
  • Pick up your bike and pay at the Bike Shop 5-2 Lawrence Drive Lowell, MA 01854


  1. Renters must register online for the Free wheelers 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 $500 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.