“I thought about it while riding my bicycle.” -Albert Einstein on the Theory of Relativity

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Ashland is a Gold-Certified Bike Friendly City, and SOU is a Silver-Certified Bike Friendly University, both, by the League of American Bicyclists. Rest assured you’re in good company when you take to the streets on two wheels!

What are the benefits of riding a bike?

  • Park for free

  • Be a part of a growing cyclist culture in Ashland

  • Cruise through town and campus with speed and style

  • Burn calories, not gas!

Bicycle Options for Students

  • Rent a bike for the term through the Outdoor Program, located in the Student Recreation Center. $50/quarter (charged to your student account) includes bike, helmet, lock, and maintenance. Email OutdoorProgram@sou.edu or check out their website here!
  • Share a bike through Rogue Bike Share (Zagster bikes) - Bikes are available to rent by the hour, with stations located throughout Ashland. $15 annual student membership fee, and a $1.50 per 30 min. fee (first two hours are free with membership). Visit the Rogue Bike Share website for more information and a map of station locations.
  • Buy a new bike at one of Ashland's many local bike shops!
  • Buy a used bike at the annual Ashland Community Bike Swap, hosted by RVTD and the City of Ashland every April. Used bicycles can also be found year-round at thrift and consignment shops around the valley, such as Get N Gear in Ashland.