Parking and Transportation Services Encourages Bike Donations


LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 4, 2015)  Are you moving out of your residence hall and no longer have a need for you bicylce? Instead of leaving it behind, donate it! University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services encourages 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 go to a foster care program, become a part of the Wildcat Wheels program or go to UK Surplus, depending on their condition.

Simply fill out the Bicycle Donation Waiver and bring your bike to the Bike Donation Station at Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library, in the basement of Blazer Hall, during the following windows:

·         Monday, May 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Tuesday, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

·         Wednesday, May 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Thursday, May 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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 at UK Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and pay all citation and impoundment fees. Bicycles unclaimed after 90 days will be disposed of in accordance with university regulations.

PTS identifies abondoned 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 PTS staff that the bicycle is actively being used.

MEDIA CONTACT: Blair Hoover and Rebecca Stratton; (859) 323-2395;,