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UK Transportation Services Accepting Bicycle Donations

Bike rack.
Mark Cornelison l UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 2, 2019)  Are you moving out of your residence hall and no longer have a need for your bicycle? Instead of leaving it behind, donate it! University of Kentucky Transportation Services is encouraging students to donate their unwanted bicycles instead of leaving them at the bike racks on campus.

Bicycle donation helps expedite the abandoned bike process and frees up space on campus bike racks. Bikes donated through this process will become a part of the Wildcat Wheel Bicycle Library.

If you would like to donate your bike, drop it off at Wildcat Wheels, in the basement of Blazer Hall, during the following windows:

  • 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and 
  • 2-5 p.m. Friday, May 3.

If you choose not to participate in the Bike Donation Station and are leaving campus for the summer, remember to take your bicycle with you. Abandoned bicycles are subject to impoundment, even if they are parked in a legal bicycle space.

If a bicycle is impounded, the owner will have 90 days to claim it and pay all citation and impoundment fees. Bicycles unclaimed after 90 days will be disposed of in accordance with university regulations.

Transportation Services identifies abandoned bicycles before impounding them, and will wait a minimum of five days before removing bicycles that have been tagged. If a student or employee who is on campus during the summer months discovers a tag on their bicycle, simply removing it will notify Transportation Services staff that the bicycle is actively being used.

For more information about alternative bicycle transportation visit our website.