A Fast and Fun Commute

Bicycle Commuting

Bicycle commuting is an important, fun and convenient way to get to the Longwood campus, especially during a time of increased risks during COVID-19.

Big Benefits!

Time outdoors helps your overall mental, physical and social functioning.

Did you know, just 10-20 minutes, about the time of most bicycle commutes, outside can:

  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Increase a sense of well-being
  • Boost cognitive functioning 
  • Reduce carbon emissions, and air pollution

Bicycles are easy and inexpensive to maintain compared to automobiles.

There are NO Parking Fees!

Bikes also reduce expensive infrastructure for parking automobiles. 

View, Download and Print the Fact Sheet (pdf).

During Covid-19 

Risks from COVID-19 are much lower while riding a bicycle alone or in a socially distanced group compared to commuting via multi-passenger carpool or riding the Farmville Area Bus (FAB).


Find Bicycle Parking on Campus

To reduce congestion of narrow sidewalks on the interior of the campus please park commuter bikes on racks located on the outer perimeter of campus.

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Longwood Bikes!

Bike-Sharing


Three students talk around a bicycles rack.
This program is an affordable and environmentally sustainable alternative to driving while promoting a positive campus community.

The Longwood Bikes! program maintains:

  • 44 cruiser bicycles 
  • Racks
  • Locks
  • Helmets

Borrow Longwood Bikes!

Visit the Health & Fitness Center during operating hours. You'll need your Lancer Card. 

Ask for the Supervisor on duty to fill out a Rental Agreement form. 

Take Off! 

You can borrow a bike up to 30 days at a time. You'll need to return on or before your due date to the Health & Fitness Center so our staff is can perform any maintenance to keep the bike in the best possible condition.

Late/Damage/Replacement Fees

There's a $5 per day late fee until it has been returned. Damage and replacement fees also apply. 

Renewals

Depending on availability, you can renew your bike rental upon return on your due date.

All bikes are due back to the Health and Fitness Center at the end of each semester.


Bicycle Registration

Bicycle registration is required for all bicycles brought onto the Longwood Campus.

It's free and lasts for four years.

Three students on mountain bikes on wheeler mall

Fall 2020 - The first 200 individuals to register their bicycle will receive a free Longwood Bikes! QR Code Sticker to affix to your bike or water bottle.

Register

Make an appointment with Campus Police to register your bike.

Call: (434)395-2091
E-mail: hinesbw@longwood.edu

For your Registration appointment, please bring your bicycle to the ground floor of Dorrill Hall, right by the entrance to the parking garage.


Contact

Gus Hemmer, Associate Director or Campus Recreation, hemmergw@longwood.edu or (434)395-2186.