Having a bike and taking it out with friends to a park or on a cycle ride in the countryside can effectively de-stress and relax you.
Riding a bike can reduce your carbon footprint if you choose not to drive but cycle instead.
By cycling you are getting more exercise which can help you develop stronger muscles and bones, as well as helping to loose weight which can be a risk factor in a number of diseases.
When you ride a bike you have the breeze in your face and the enjoyment of finishing a long ride.
Rollins has a bike program?
That’s right! Since Fall 2009, Rollins has had our very own bike program.
Wanting to promote alternative methods of transportation on campus, the Sustainability Program along with a few student organizations came up with the idea that the Rollins community can check out a bike, just like a book! A student, faculty or staff member just simply needs to show their Rollins ID at the circulation desk in Olin Library to check out a bike for three days. At no cost!
Once you have the key, you just walk over to the Alfond Sportscenter or next to the Annie Russell Theatre where you will find your bike. In addition to the bike, you can also ask for a helmet, or light, and there is a U-Bolt lock to use to keep it safe. You can use our hybrid bikes for leisure around Winter Park, for going places around town or on campus. Or, you can use the bike for an extreme work-out in the fresh air.
The student-run Sustainability Coordinators will inspect the bikes each time one comes back to make sure the bikes are in good working condition to be checked out again. We work with a local bike shop for maintenance if needed. The Bike Program is really awesome.....so go check out a bike today! Hop on it knowing that its good for your health, good for clean air and good for the environment!