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Snyder Memorial 1000
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) located in UT’s Center for International Studies and Programs has a bicycle loan program called Rocket ReCycle. The results have been overwhelming and the program is a huge success.
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services recognized the needs of international students who are here for a limited period and developed this program to help students with basic transportation. The bicycle loan program gives international students reliable transportation to class, more mobility and a sense of freedom to buy groceries, run errands, go to restaurants, and travel around town.
For Fall of 2014, the program has been expanded with 30 additional bikes for both American and International Students — 15 for international students and 15 for domestic students, all without cars — in an effort to reduce car congestion, parking issues and gas emissions on campus. This expansion of the bike loan program is sponsored by SEED, TOLEDO BIKES and Rocket ReCycle.
How to register for a bicycle:
International students can register for Rocket ReCycle by stopping in the Office of International Student and Scholar Services,Snyder Memorial room 1000.
Deposit: $50, by cash, credit card or Rocket Card.
Length of biker loan: Each participant will receive a bike to use for the entire school year.
To register for a bike click here.
Students will be responsible for bike upkeep and maintenance.
For more information, contact Brooke Mason: Brooke.Mason@utoledo.edu.
Bike Safety Videos:
Students must also view two bicycle safety videos in the office and purchase a good bicycle lock to participate in the loan program.
Additional safety videos: The online Smart Cycling program is designed to develop your knowledge of bicycling safety by using lessons, interactive components and videos. Here you will learn about the different types of bikes and bicycling gear. You will learn techniques for improving your ride, your rights as a bicyclist and how to ride safely on the road.
How to donate a bicycle to Rocket ReCycle:
The UT police department kicked off the loan program by donating bicycles that were left unclaimed at the end of the academic year in 2012. The need for bicycles continues to increase, so OISSS is looking for donations to the program of used bicycles in good working condition.
Interested donors please contact Peter Thomas at 419.530.4229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Toledo Bikes for assisting with repairs and bike maintenance.