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New “Green” Initiative Will Provide U of M Students with Bicycles for Temporary Check-out

For release: March 11, 2013
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843

Spring is almost here, and so is the University of Memphis’ newest energy-saving, money-saving program – “Tiger Bike.”  With a fleet of 50 bicycles, the Tiger Bike Share Program will get underway March 18.

The initiative will let students check out a bicycle for recreation or as an alternative means of transportation.  It’s just one more example of how the University is a leader in sustainability, reducing its “carbon footprint” and promoting a healthy student body at the same time.

Not only does the program provide students a way to meet the “Memphis Healthy U” recommendation for daily exercise for good health, but it dovetails with local government’s efforts to provide bike lanes along city streets and to build greenlines and other trails that connect parks and recreational areas throughout the city and the county.

Tiger Bike has a per-semester registration fee of $35.  Registration and payment of fees will be handled by the Bursar’s Office in Wilder Tower. 

Bike check-out, with a current University ID required, will take place at the Tiger Bike Shop, 3699 Southern Avenue.  Students may call or email the Tiger Bike Shop in advance (678-4201,, to see if bikes are available and to be put on the waiting list if necessary.

Riders must also check out a helmet and a bike lock, sign a release waiver, and receive instruction on how to secure the parked bicycle properly.

A bike can be checked out for two weeks at a time, with a 24-hour waiting period between check-outs by the same person.  If a bicycle is not available, the student’s name will be placed on a waiting list and he or she will be notified as soon as a bike is available.

More information about Tiger Bike is available by calling 678-4201.


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