Bike Share and Bike Fixit Station

Library

Preus Library
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

Summer Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat.-Sun.: Closed
also Closed:
Memorial Day (5/27)
Juneteenth (6/19)
July 4

Full Hours

library@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1166

Luther's Bike Share Program provides an affordable, zero-impact transportation option for all Luther students.

The bikes are available from March to November; exact dates depend on the weather. (They are placed in storage during the winter season.) The Bike Fixit Station provides a free tire pump and tools for all Luther cyclists. 

Bikes are available for checkout from the library circulation desk during library hours. The bikes are locked in numerical order to racks along the south side (Jenson-Noble side) of the library building.

Bike Share Rules

  • Patrons must sign a liability waiver to participate in the Bike Share program. You only have to sign the waiver the first time you check out a bike.
  • Bikes are a 4-hour checkout or due back before the library closes (which may be less than 4 hours). However, overnight checkouts are permitted for bikes checked out on Friday and Saturday afternoons upon request, since the library closes at 5:30 when school is in session on those days.
  • No renewals are allowed (one checkout per day per student), but due times can be extended upon request and availability.
  • $1/hour fine accrues on late bike returns. 
  • A bike helmet is required with each bike checkout. If a patron does not have a helmet of their own, they must accept one from the circulation desk. 
  • A tire pump is located at the Bike Fixit Station next to the Bike Share racks. The station also provides a variety of wrenches, screwdrivers, and other bicycle-related tools. It is available for use with any bike, Bike Share or otherwise. 
  • Bikes #1-10 are blue, 3-speed bikes; bikes #11-13 are yellow, single-speed bikes; bike #14 is a yellow, 7-speed bike; bikes #15 and #16 are blue, single-speed bikes.
    • Seat adjustments to bikes #11-14 require the use of an Allen wrench at the Bike Fixit Station; all the other bikes have self-adjusting seats.
  • When locking a bike to the rack, the lock loop should be placed around a tire and NOT around the spokes, which can damage the wheel if the bike falls while locked to the rack.
  • There is a $50 charge if a bike key is returned but the bike is not found locked to the Bike Share rack after use.
  • We want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience using the Bike Share bikes! If you have any questions, email library@luther.edu.

Library

Preus Library
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

Summer Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat.-Sun.: Closed
also Closed:
Memorial Day (5/27)
Juneteenth (6/19)
July 4

Full Hours

library@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1166