The University of Akron bike share program is a collaboration between the Knight Foundation, Summit Cycling Center, and The University of Akron.  A generous grant from the Knight Foundation allows the equipment and services to be available for the campus community at no charge.


Twenty bikes are available to be checked out for the day, bring your Zip Card to one of the two locations. Helmets and locks are included. Return your bike by the posted return times.


Ten Bikes are located at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and 10 bikes are at Parking Services office next to Simmons Hall. Visit the main desk at either location to check-out a bike.

Parking Services   Rec Center

How much?

FREE for current students, faculty, and staff of The University of Akron. Your Zip Card is required for check-out.

Bike safety:

Bikes must be returned before dark or posted closing times, whichever is earlier.

Riding on sidewalks is permitted in the city of Akron, bicycles must yield to pedestrians on sidewalks and crosswalks. (City Ordinances)

See also: Ohio Department of Transportation Cycling Smarter Guide