Bike Loaning in Urban Areas

Have you ever just wanted to have a bike you can use whenever you want?

Well Bike loaning is for people who can’t afford a bike of their own. AUSG-(American University Student Government) has developed a program where they’re letting people all around America loan bikes.

The bike lending program is free, created by the AUSG. All the bikes being rented comes with helmets, locks, saddlebag, lights, and a bell.

Loaning a bike is very easy! You can loan any kind of bike you’re looking for.

Check out the bicycle loaning program.

If you Borrow:
Your Monthly Payment will be:

Click here to download a printable loan form. (PDF)
Please complete all application components, including the baseline survey.

These businesses have agreed to offer discounts to customers buying bicycles through the Ecology Action’s Bicycle Loan Program.





Another Bike Shop
2361 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
427-2232 5% off non-sale bicycles
20% off accessories
15% off Giro Helmets
Aptos Bike Trail
7514 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
688-8650 15% off non-sale accessories
No sales tax on bikes purchased
Bicycle Trip
1001 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
427-2580 5% off non-sale bicycles
10% off non-sale accessories & parts
Cycle Works
1203 41st Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
476-7092 10% off accessories
Free water bottle & cage (with purchase of bike)
Earth Cycles
1207 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
429-9040 No Sales Tax on Bicycles, 15% off all accessories
Epicenter Cycling
8035 Soquel Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
662-8100 5% off non-sale bicycles, 10% off non-sale accessories and parts, Lifetime of free tune-ups with the purchase of a bicycle


How can I sign up?

Signing up is simple! Anyone with an AUID can do so:

1.) Go to
2.) Click “sign up now” on the bottom left hand corner
3.) Fill out the form and submit it
4.) Go to to get your Bike Safety Waiver
5.) Send the completed safety waiver to