BIKE LOAN PROGRAM - NEED A BIKE?


The SLCF Bike Loan Program has provided free bikes loans to hundreds of international students and scholars at Purdue over the past several years. 


Thanks to our generous friends who have donated used bikes, we can offer a limited number of students a bike to use during their time at Purdue.


What do I need to do?


  • Be a new international student or scholar
  • Sign up below to make an appointment to come to our place: Crosswalk Commons
  • Sign a Bike Loan agreement and Liability Waiver
  • Make a $50 - $100 deposit (refundable if the bike is returned in good condition)
  • Have a bike lock -- we have bike locks available for $10
  • Ride the bike safely!

Our bikes are loaned out based on availability.  Our supply of bikes is limited and vary in style and age.  They may show some signs of wear and aging, but will be functional.


Our $50-deposit bikes are normal bikes, and can be left outside next to your apartment or dorm in the evening.  Our $100-deposit bikes are better quality, and we require that they be kept indoors in the evening to minimize theft and weather-damage.


Whether $50 or $100-deposit, this deposit is refundable if the bike is returned in good condition.


Optional items available


Helmets: $20    /     Bike Lights:  $10     /     Air Pumps:  $10


We can accept payment by cash and credit card.  A convenience fee applies if you use a credit card.


News (October 9, 2019):  Our $50-deposit bikes are nearly all gone.  But we have several $100-deposit bikes available at this time.  If you can keep the bike indoors at night, you may loan a $100-deposit bike, and we will make an appointment for you to look at our bikes soon.  If you cannot keep the bike indoors at night, you may only loan a $50-deposit bike, and it may take longer for us to have a bike available for you.


BIKE LOAN PROGRAM - NEED A REPAIR?


If you are using one of our bikes (Bike Loan Program), we are glad to help you with any mechanical problems you may experience.  

We do not charge for labor to repair our bikes.  But we do charge a minimal price for parts.

Please make an appointment with us to have your bike repaired.  E-mail us at bikes@slcfworld.com.

BIKE LOAN PROGRAM - NEED TO RETURN YOUR BIKE?


If you are finished using your bike, please return it to us so that another student can use it.  You will receive your full deposit back if the bike is in the the same condition as when you got it from us (some light wear and tear is acceptable).  If your bike has mechanical problems, we will deduct an appropriate amount from your deposit.

Please make an appointment with us to return your bike.  E-mail us at bikes@slcfworld.com.

DONATE TO BIKE LOAN PROGRAM


If you would like to make a donation to the Bike Loan Program, you can do that with your credit card or your Paypal account.  Start by clicking ths button below.  Thank you!