Bicycling

Bike Share

OSU-Cascades offers free membership in the Zagster bike share program for students and employees. Bikes are available for one- or two-way trips between all OSU-Cascades facilities (including the off-site parking lot). The first 2 hours of every ride is free to students or employees. 

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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.
  • Covered bike racks are available on campus outside every building.

Health

  • Biking at a pace of 10 mph burns 400 calories an hour for someone who weighs 150 lbs (from "Bicycling Magazine").
  • Bypass the gym, use your commute time to get your 30-minutes of exercise per 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 (except your body calories).
  • Biking is a completely zero-emissions form of transportation.
  • Biking significantly reduces traffic congestion.

Biking in Bend - Resources