Rental Program

Bicycle Rental Program Coming to campus this spring - rent a bike for the whole term

This Spring 2016, the University of Waterloo Bike Centre will launch a new bicycle rental program. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to rent one of 17 new bicycles at an affordable price for the entire term.


2 & 3 speed bikes: $75/term (plus $150 deposit)
8-speed bikes: $95/term (plus $250 deposit)

Deposits will be payable in cash only.

Each rental bicycle comes with reflectors, front and rear lights, and a U-lock and cable.


The following bicycle models will be available for rental:

NORCO CITY GLIDE 8IGH (1 medium, 1 large)

NORCO CITY GLIDE 2SPD (3 small, 5 medium, 3 large)

NORCO CITY GLIDE 3IGH MIXTE (1 small, 3 medium)


Apply here for one of seventeen termly rental bicycles from the UW Bike Centre. If we receive more applicants than bicycles, applicants will be chosen by lottery.

The lottery will take place on May 1st if needed, and you will be contacted on May 1st with pickup dates if you are successful. The lottery will be based on the availability of chosen sizes and speeds.

First name:

Last name:

UW student ID number:

Are you an undergraduate?  yes no

The bicycle rental program is currently only open to University of Waterloo undergraduate students. We hope to be able to include graduate students, faculty, and staff in future terms when we have more bicycles.


Current phone number (including area code):

Email address:

Preferred method of contact:

Bicycle size:

We will have 4 small bicycles, 9 medium bicycles, and 4 large bicycles available for rental. Small bicycles will fit individuals who are 5' 3" - 5' 7" (although the 3-speed bicycles will be able to accommodate shorter individuals), medium bicycles will fit those who are 5' 7" - 5' 11", and large bicycles will fit those who are 5' 11" - 6' 2". Please keep in mind that these are rough estimates to give us an indication of what sizes are in demand. You will be able to test out the bicycles upon pick-up and choose a size that fits you.

Preferred model (you may select more than one option):  2-speed 3-speed 8-speed

The lottery will remain open until May1st at noon.

Email us at if you have any questions about the new bicycle rental program!