Husky Re-Cycle Program
Outdoor Endeavors originally started the Yellow Bike Project in 2004. We took donated bikes and painted entirely yellow for campus community use. View this video about the original Yellow Bike Program.
We have revamped the bike sharing program into Husky Re-Cycle Program at Lawrence Hall for a pilot in the Spring of 2012. View this video about the new generation of bike sharing at SCSU. This new approach to bike sharing will be done in partnership with our students & colleagues in the residence halls.
Husky Re-Cycle Initiative
Mission: The Husky Re-cycle program shall be to provide its students the opportunity to use bikes at no cost while creating ownership of a program benefiting students of St. Cloud State University
The Husky Re-Cycle program is the first formalized “Bike Sharing” Program on campus. It will be piloted from Lawrence Hall on the SCSU campus. A bike rack with 8 bikes will be placed in the front of the building for the Lawrence Hall residents. The Bikes need to be checked in and out of the Lawrence Hall front desk. A helmet and lock will be issued at time of check out.
The Husky Re-Cycle program is designed to give those students living on campus the opportunity to use free alternative transportation without having to purchase something personally. This eliminates extra bikes that would otherwise be brought to campus and makes it accessible to those that don’t have the means to a bicycle.
The bicycles are built from donated bikes by volunteer mechanics. The shop is operated from St. Cloud State University’s Outdoor Endeavors Program that helps organize and maintain the bikes.
After the bikes find their new home at Lawrence Hall it will be monitored by the students working the front desk but ultimately will be the residents of the hall to keep the bikes in good condition. If bikes need repair residents need to tell the front desk who will then contact Outdoor Endeavors. Outdoor Endeavors has the capability to fix most minor repairs on site, otherwise they will be brought down to Outdoor Endeavors for repair. It will also be in the interest of Outdoor Endeavors and the Lawrence Hall residents to provide basic training for repairing minor problems. This is ultimately a large component of the program, to create a program that the students can get engaged with.
A great deal of gratitude goes to Dr. Mitch Bender's ETS 456 Senior Project Course and the students who took this on. Click on the Husky Re-Cycle Project link for a partial look at the project that initiated this program
Husky Re-Cycle Rentals
Ever look for a used bike or buy a cheap one and have it break down all the time? Consider a bicycle lease through the Husky Re-Cycle Program. Leases available by the semester or academic year and include lot's of perks at a fraction of what a new bike would cost.
Sustainable transportation and bicycle advocacy are critical issues that effect our entire society. At Outdoor Endeavors, we believe we can improve the quality of life for everyone by promoting bicycling as a viable and responsible means of transportation. We are proud to be affiliated with the following organizations that help us meet that mission and support regional & national bicycling efforts.
Gently Used Bikes & Volunteer Bike Mechanics Wanted!
We are always looking for bikes & volunteer bike mechanics to keep this program moving! Donate your old bike & you might see it on campus! For more information about Outdoor Endeavors Bike Program or to volunteer please contact Outdoor Endeavors at 308-3772.
For more information or to report a broken or abandoned bike, call (320) 308-3772.