Bicycling & BuzzBike Rentals

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Georgia Tech encourages bicycling to and throughout campus as a healthy, convenient, and low-cost form of transportation. Students, faculty and staff can bike each semester to traverse the campus and surrounding areas while reducing traffic congestion on area streets. See below for bicycling options:

BuzzBike

The BuzzBike program offers an inexpensive, fun, and eco-friendly transportation option for Georgia Tech students. Bikes are available for rental to students for the summer, fall, and spring semesters, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for bicycle rental, please complete the Semester Bike Rental Application. Remaining applicants will be placed on a wait list and contacted when a bike becomes available.

2017 BuzzBike Rental

  • Fall semester dates: August 21 - December 15
  • $60 rental fee, $50 deposit: Application opens August 21 at 9:00 a.m.!
  • Bike helmet: $10 purchase fee
  • There are no refunds for bikes turned in early or rented after the start of the rental period.

BuzzBike Rules and Regulations

  • Any faculty, staff or student with a Buzzcard may rent a BuzzBike. Rental fee(s) may be paid by cash or credit card. Selected applicants will be notified via email; others will be placed on a wait list and will receive an email if/when a bike becomes available. Renters must pick up their BuzzBikes on the dates instructed via email, at the Parking and Transportation Office (828 W. Peachtree St. in Tech Square across from Barrelhouse). Bicycles not claimed during this period will be offered to the next applicants on the wait list.
  • Renters must sign a waiver to participate. BuzzBike program participants are expected to follow all traffic laws and to ride safely at all times.
  • There are no refunds for bikes returned early or rented after the start of the rental period.
  • Renters must have a U-Lock and helmet. A lock may be included with the bike rental for no extra charge. If lock is not returned, deposit may be withheld. There is a $10 fee to replace lost keys. Participants may purchase a helmet for $10 if they do not own one.
  • Basic maintenance may be done by Starter Bikes at low or no cost, depending on repair. Some parts may require payment. Renters may also use off-campus bike shops at their own expense. For any major bicycle issues or problems, please contact commute@gatech.edu.
  • BuzzBikes are expected to be returned in the same condition they were rented, allowing for reasonable wear-and-tear, or renter will be responsible for replacement cost of bicycle or parts. Please do not keep the bike stores outside, and take all precautions to guard against theft. Always lock the bike whenever it's not in your sight!
  • Bikes must be returned by due date (usually within two business days after the last day of the academic term). If a bicycle is not returned within 10 days after the last day of the academic term, the student may be charged the bike's full value.
  • Deposit refunds will be issued by check via mail. There will be no partial refunds.