Macalester students, staff, and faculty can rent a bike (along with a helmet and lock) at the checkout counter in the Library with a valid Mac ID for three days with one renewal (up to six days total).
There are currently fourteen bikes in the fleet. Bikes are available in three different sizes with adjustable seat post and handles to fit all different riders. The fleet also includes a Workman cycles tricycle.
The Sustainability Office is piloting a need-based semester bikeshare program in 2022. Up to 11 students can borrow a bike (including a lock, lights, and helmet) for a semester or up to an academic year depending on availability. Email the Sustainability Office (email@example.com) for more information.
MacBike is a student org that works to promote bicycling at Macalester and throughout the Twin Cities. The group teaches riders how to repair their bikes, plans regular rides throughout the Twin Cities, and promotes bicycling as a fun, sustainable, and socially just form of transportation. They maintain the bike workshop located in the basement of Doty Hall, next to the Mac Weekly office.
Get Involved With MacBike
Open Shop is open to anyone who needs help fixing their bike, needs a part, or wants to learn the art of bicycle mechanics—all for FREE! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 pm in the MacBike shop, located in the basement of Doty.
Weekly meetings are held after Open Shop on Thursdays from 8-9 pm in the shop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Bike Shops Near Macalester
- Grand Performance, 1938 Grand Ave, St. Paul
- Express Bike Shop, 1158 Selby Ave, St. Paul
- Freewheel Bike, 799 Grand Ave, St. Paul
- Now Bikes and Fitness, 75 N Snelling Ave, St. Paul
- Seven Spokes Bike Shop, 1044 Cleveland Ave S, St. Paul
- Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles, 520 North Prior Ave, St. Paul
Macalester is well located for using public transportation. The college currently subsidizes Metro Transit passes for Mac students, as well as discounted rates on stored value passes for faculty and staff. Visit the Information Desk website for details. Also, visit MoveMN.org for information about the numerous transit options and priorities, including advocacy opportunities, in the Twin Cities.