Bicycling

New for Fall 2016 - Bike Share!

Zagster is a bike share program now available to students. Bikes will be available for one-way or two-way trips between all OSU-Cascades facilities (including the off-site parking lot). There is no cost to students or employees for the first 2 hours per day. A multimodal transportation map will be available in September to identify the safest routes for bicyclists and pedestrians. Sign up for Zagster bike share

One of the Most Efficient Ways to Get Around

Economics

  • Biking requires no gasoline and very little in the way of bike maintenance.
  • No parking permit is required to bike to school/work on the OSU-Cascades campus.
  • Bike racks are available on campus outside almost every building.

Health

  • Biking at a pace of 10 mph burns 400 calories an hour for someone who weighs 150 lbs (from "Bicycling Magazine").
  • If you bike to work for 30 minutes, there is no need to work out that day.
  • People who bike to work generally have lower healthcare costs than those who drive.
  • Biking can stimulate the production of endorphins which can help to manage stress.

Environment

  • Biking produces no air pollution and uses no fuel.
  • Biking is a completely completely zero-emissions form of transportation.
  • Biking significantly reduces transportation emissions while also reducing traffic congestion and the need for petroleum.

Biking in Bend - Resources