CCU wheels out Coastal Cycles, a free bicycle loan program

photo by flickr member vpickering

Power to the pedal! A new initiative at CCU allows Coastal students and employees to check out cruiser-style and mountain bikes free of charge.

Campus Recreation is in charge of the program which encourages participants to seek environment-friendly alternatives to driving in addition to promoting a healthy, cycle-centric community. 

Bicycles can be checked out for extended periods of time at no charge with a valid CCU ID card and additional picture ID. The program currently has a fleet of 30 bikes and, given the number of cruisers I've seen with the "Coastal Cycles" sticker on the side, it already seems to be immensely popular.

Head over the to Coastal Cycles website for check-out instructions and info.

Also be sure to check out Coastal Cycles web resources which include local maps of bicycle paths and trails, as well as links to area bike shops and safety information.