Sorry, we’re no longer taking applications at the moment. You can’t apply. Nobody can apply. I can’t even apply. Please check back soon!
The bike loan scheme began in September 2009.
How it works
You give us a deposit of $250 (and we photocopy your student card), and we give you a bike, helmet, a lock and lights. You can keep it for up to six months. Every month, you bring it along to a bike workshop for a check-up and maintenance. When you bring everything back, we subtract $30/month from your deposit, and give you the rest back.
Discount for doing stuff
Get involved with the Bike Club! Complete three tasks from the list to halve the price of your loan ($15/month!):
- write a proposal to improve infrastructure
- apply for a funding grant
- label bike racks
- help with a leaflet drop
- clean up the workshop / organise a working bee
- help out in 3 workshops
- organise a social event
- help with ride to work day
- organise a ride
- organise a drinks event
- organise a competition
- run a tutorial (i.e. how to true a wheel, etc.)
- make a sticker, poster, t-shirt, sign, or any other artwork or promo material
Make sure you email us before and after you do any of these tasks to keep us in the loop and to receive your discount. There are many other ways you can get involved. If you have a good idea not on this list just ask (and do it)!
The bikes are a range of styles, all appropriate for Sydney roads. If you don’t like the bike that’s available when we contact you, you don’t have to borrow it—there are lots of other places to get second-hand bikes.
The scheme currently has a fleet of 8 bikes. Most are currently loaned out. When all are loaned out, a queue will be established (visible below) and when a bike is returned, the next person in the waiting list will be offered the bike. The order of the waiting list is strictly first-in-first-out, with the following exception: members of Arc @ UNSW will be given preference – their names are marked with an asterisk below. If you are an Arc member and you apply, you will move in front of the non-Arc members.
Half the bikes are reserved for women.
|Waiting list (men)||Waiting list (women|
Sorry, we’re no longer taking additional applications at the moment. You can’t apply. Nobody can apply. I can’t even apply. Please check back soon!