Crimson Cruisers

Welcome to Crimson Cruisers.


Crimson Cruisers is a bike library program created to make bicycling accessible to the students, faculty, and staff of Indiana University. The bike above is one we have recycled for the program.


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IUOS, Transportation Working Group, and IU Outdoor Adventures have recycled abandoned bikes and brought them back to life just for you! After recovering bikes that were headed for the landfill, the Crimson Cruisers team and volunteers repaired and painted the new fleet. 

Crimson Cruisers works similar to checking out a book at your local library. When checking out a bike, individuals will also receive a helmet, lights, lock, and bell to meet local and state laws. We're currently in our pilot stage, seeking applicants to test the program this summer. Please check the apply section below. 

Apply for summer program

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If you've ever wanted to commute by bike, live more sustainably, be healthier, or just pined for the "good ol' days," then we'd like to invite you to apply to be a Crimson Cruisers ambassador for our summer pilot program! Anyone with an IU Bloomington ID (students, staff, and faculty) are eligible. Those chosen to participate will get a free bike to enjoy for the entire semester. Applications are due April 22nd.

Apply Now!!