Bicycling

Bike Share

Zagster is a bike share program 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.

Sign up for Zagster bike share

Employee Bike Share

Employees have access to two electric bicycles (e-bikes) for personal and work-related trips during the workday. Please complete and sign the waiver of liability form and return it to transportation@osucascades.edu.

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