"Borrow a bike like you borrow a book"

The goal behind the development of the Bike Library concept was to create a system that is easy to set up and easy to use for both the community hub and cyclists. Start The Cycle acts as a resource providing the necessary insurance coverage, legal waivers, and valuable step-by-step instruction to ensure each library has a successful launch. If a bike breaks down - don’t worry there is a solution for that too. Big or small any community can join with Start The Cycle to provide access and develop a family friendly cycling environment.

To access a bicycle from a Bike Library, a user:

Can check out the selection of bikes through your local community hub or library’s catalogue, offered in a range of sizes

Choose the bike you wish to borrow, and go grab the proper sized helmet.

Proceed to the checkout station and request the key to your bike from the staff on hand

If you are a first time rider under 18 years old you will need to have a parent or guardian complete a liability waiver

Find your bike, unlock and Go! Use the bike anywhere from 24 - 48 hours.

When your bike is due - Return the helmet and key back to the Bike Library during operational hours

Check out the bikes as often as you need!