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Fitness Center :: Bicycle Loans

Bicycle Rentals

The Fitness Center offers free daily bike loans to Virginia Western students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in using a bike, please stop by the Virginia Western Fitness Center! Bikes must be returned by the close of business on the day they are due.

All bike users are required to fill out the Bike Rental Agreement and Waiver (PDF) in order to use a bike.

Bike Use Policies

Students, faculty, and staff who check out a bicycle must provide a current Virginia Western photo ID. The borrower will sign a form acknowledging that s/he has the bicycle and agrees to return it by the end of the loan period. Due to safety concerns bicycles may not be loaned during times of inclement weather. All parties who will be using the equipment must be present at the time of loan.

Loan Period

ALL equipment is due in 24 hours from the time of Check-Out. Exception for Weekend Loans: A limited number of bikes are available for loan on Friday for the full weekend. Weekend loans must be returned by the following Monday at 10:00 AM. Users who fail to return the equipment by the designated due date and time will be charged the daily late fee (See Late Returns Policy below). Upon return, another bike may not be checked out again until the next business day. Equipment must be returned 15 minutes prior to closing time. Exception to this policy will be when there is a college recognized weather closure, holiday or break.

Late Returns

A late fee of $5 per day will be charged if you fail to return the bicycle and equipment. Late fees begin on the day the equipment is initially late and will accrue every 24 hours until the equipment is returned. Additionally, failure to return the bicycle at the end of the loan period will result in the following sanctions:

  • First Offense – Suspended from loan program for ONE CALENDAR WEEK FROM THE RETURN DATE
  • Second Offense – Suspended from loan program for ONE MONTH FROM THE RETURN DATE
  • Third Offense – Suspended from loan program INDEFINITELY

Failure to comply will result in Fitness Center ban and will cause us to place a Negative Service Indicator on your student records, which will have to be removed before you can register for classes, graduate, or get transcripts. If the bike is not returned to the Fitness Center, or repeatedly returned late, user also will be subject to disciplinary action through the Office of the Dean of Student Services and/or Campus Police. A person failing to return the bike within 30 days after expiration of the loan period shall be deemed guilty of larceny.

Equipment

Users will be provided with a helmet and bicycle lock. The helmet must be used at all times during use of bicycle. The replacement cost for a lost, destroyed, negligently impaired helmet is up to $25. The lock and cord must be used any time you are out of sight of or are more than 20 feet from the bicycle. The replacement cost for a lost, destroyed, negligently impaired lock and cord is up to $20.

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost for a lost, destroyed, and/or negligently impaired bicycle is up to $500. Your failure to return the bicycle or pay for any charges will cause us to place a Negative Service Indicator on your student records, which will have to be removed before you can register for classes, graduate, or get transcripts. In addition, the college may turn the debt over to a collection agency or offset the debt against your state income tax refund.

Contact Us

Location: Student Life Center S106
Phone: 540-857-6195

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs: 7:30AM-7:00PM
Friday: 7:30AM-4:00PM

The fitness center is closed during all holidays observed by the college.