Patriot Bike Check Out Program

Photo Credit: Amanda Taglieri


The Patriot Bike Check Out Program is re-launching on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Mason Recreation, the Office of Sustainability, and Mason Parking and Transportation have teamed up on a pilot program to repurpose and reuse some bicycles at Mason.

In 2018, the former Patriot Bikeshare bikes were rehabbed through a Patriot Green Grant and five of them were in a pilot bike check out program at the RAC.

Phase 2 of the pilot began in August 2019.  An additional 5 bikes were added so you can check out one of 10 bikes from either the RAC or the Aquatics Center (AFC).  Check it out at one location and return it to the location most convenient to you - either the RAC or the AFC.

Anyone from the Mason community with a valid ID can check out a bike Monday through Thursday for one day at no charge.  If you check the bike out on a Friday or Saturday, you don’t have to return it until Sunday night.  You'll receive the bike, a lock, and helmet.

Initially you'll complete an agreement online, but after it's been processed, you can check the bike out at either the RAC or AFC through an online process with each location's front desk staff.  The terms of the agreement are in effect each time you ride.  The online process  helps us track the bikes better and it allows you to see bike availability and your user history online.

Since this is a pilot program, your feedback is invaluable.  Please share your experience with us at

Happy riding!