The Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being
- 8 bikes
- Bikes are stationed outside of The Bowers Center
- Students and employees may borrow the bikes for up to one week at a time by checking out a bike at the Equipment Desk or Welcome Desk in The Bowers Center
- Students or employees will receive a bike lock key and will then be able to access their specific bike at The Bowers Center bike rack
- Students or employees should return the bike to The Bowers Center rack, lock it, and return the lock key to The Bowers Center Equipment Desk or Welcome Desk
- Students or employees are able to use the bikes both on and off campus
- The Elizabethtown College Ride-Etown Bike Share Program is a free service for full-time Elizabethtown College students and employees
Checking Out/In a Bike
When you want to check out a bike simply go to The Bowers Center Equipment Desk or Welcome Desk. The Bowers Center staff member will check to see if there are available bikes and, if there are, you will scan your Etown ID to check your bike out and be given a key to the corresponding bike number. You may also borrow a basket to use on the front of the bike or purchase a helmet if you wish. You will need to complete a liability waiver form to check out the bike. The Bowers Center staff member will also ask you how long you would like to borrow the bike (no more than one week at a time) to determine the date that it will be returned. You will then walk over to the Bike Share rack located on Patio of The Bowers Center, where you will locate the bicycle corresponding to your key number. You can then unlock your bike and ride it!
At the end of your bike share time, you will return it to the same rack, lock it to the Ride-Etown Bike Share rack, and return the bike lock key to The Bowers Center Equipment/Information Desk.
What if I damage the bike?
It is your responsibility to email firstname.lastname@example.org if there has been any damage to the bike. Please include “damage” in the subject line. Choosing not to report damages may result in fees. If you have been in an accident please call Campus Safety immediately at 717-361-1111.
Where can I ride?
You are allowed to ride the bikes throughout campus and off campus. We highly recommend that you do not ride your bike at night. If you must ride when it is dark outside, wear light colored, reflective clothing.
What to Do in the Case of an Accident
If you get in an accident and you are injured on campus call Campus Safety immediately at 717-361-1111. If an accident with the bike occurs off campus, call 911 immediately and then also notify Campus Safety. If you get in an accident and you are not injured but the bicycle is no longer functional, lock the bike to an appropriate spot, note the location, and report that to Campus Safety and The Bowers Center Staff.
How Late Fees Work
If you do not return your bicycle, lock, and lock key at the end of your borrowing period you will incur a $5 late fee charge. For every day that you do not return the bicycle, lock, and other gear, you will incur a $10 late fee charge. After 10 days the bicycle, lock, and bicycle gear will be reported stolen to Campus Safety and you will be charged for the full price of the bicycle, lock, and bicycle gear. If you are missing only one item you are responsible for the cost of that one item. If you lost the bicycle lock key you are responsible for the cost of a new lock.
If on the given return day you are unable to return the bike due to emergencies of other important engagements, please email The Bowers Center staff at email@example.com to avoid late fees. Please inform and explain to us ahead of time that you will not be returning the bike on time and when you will be able to return it. You may not use the Bike Share program until you have paid all late fees. You will pay your late fees at the Business Office.
The Bowers Center also houses an indoor storage closet for personal bikes. Up to two bikes can fit inside. Please see the Equipment Desk or Welcome Desk for more info.