Crimson Cruisers

Welcome to Crimson Cruisers.


Crimson Cruisers is a bike library pilot program created to make bicycling accessible to the students, faculty, and staff of Indiana University.

IUOS, the 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 like checking out a book at your local library; all you'll need is an IUB ID to take home a bike along with a helmet, lights, lock, and bell to meet local and state laws. We're currently in our pilot stage ironing out operational details and gauging campus interest; 12 individuals are selected each semester as Crimson Cruiser ambassadors.

Read about Crimson Cruisers in Inside IU

What ambassadors are saying about the program: 

"The idea of reducing pollution on-campus and in Bloomington is important because this campus belongs to everyone. I'll be biking to class and on errands around Bloomington playing my part in keeping the city healthy and fun to live in."  - Kristina Mihajlovic

"I was thinking about biking to work during the summer to give my car, and my wallet, a break.  Being a Crimson Cruiser ambassador has enabled me to do this without having to purchase anything!  I think this program is a great idea, and I hope that everyone gets a chance to be a part of it." - Erin McAvoy

THE SPRING 2015 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!! Complete the application form and then watch the safety presentation and complete the safety quiz to be considered. The application period will run from January 26 to February 8, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by February 13th.

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