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Bicycles are a welcome addition to the Knox College campus, from our short and long-term bike share to encouraging the community to use this healthy alternative transportation source. Lear more about the role bikes play at Knox.
Located in the basement of the Old Jail, the Knox College Bike Shop was created as an on-campus bike repair shop to maintain the Bike Share fleet and to provide guidance and resources on bike repair, maintenance, and safety for the Knox community. Collaborating with the Bike Club, the Bike Shop will host workshops on topics such as bike repair, safety, and specialty classes on bike building. Check their Facebook page for updates and events.
The Bike Shop is staffed by student mechanics and is open several days during the week. Mechanic services are available to anyone in the Knox community for the cost of parts.
Current Bike Shop hours
Check out Facebook page for changes or closures
Monday-Friday: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed (or by appointment)
Knox College Bike Share includes short and long-term bicycle loan options.
The short-term bike share is run out of the Taylor Lounge. Bikes can be rented for up to 48 hours and are checked out by the Lounge desk attendant. There are four bikes available and rented as first-come-first-serve. They can be checked out during regular Taylor Lounge hours.
The long-term bike share is run out of the Bike Shop. Bikes can be rented for an entire term and are checked out during regular Bike Shop hours. There are over 75 bicycles in the long-term share fleet and are rented as first-come-first-serve at the beginning of each term.
There are bicycle racks outside most buildings and residents are able to store their bicycles inside bedroom areas as well. Covered parking is available under the stairs leading to the Fitness Center doors. Secure, indoor bike storage can be arranged for break periods and Winter term by contacting the Office of Campus Life.
For policies related to bike parking and registration, please see Campus Safety's bicycle policy page.
It is suggested to review the information provided in the Illinois Cycling Rules of the Road brochure.