Biking

Pedal Corvallis

Pedal Corvallis Weniger Station

What is Pedal Corvallis?

Pedal Corvallis is a modern, app-enabled bikeshare system serving the Corvallis area. Passes are available to anyone age 18 and older. Once you purchase a pass, unlimited trips up to 2 hours are free, and each additional hour is $3. Bikes can be checked out and returned at any station in the system.

Pass Prices:

  • One Year: $25
  • One Month: $10
  • 3 Days: $5

How to Sign Up

Start by downloading the Zagster app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

OR

Register online at Zagster’s Pedal Corvallis page.

How do I use Pedal Corvallis?

Pedal Corvallis HowTo
Alternatively, check out a bike via text message.

Where are the stations?

Pedal Corvallis currently has 8 stations throughout the city. OSU’s Corvallis campus stations are located at Kerr Administration Building on Jefferson, and at Weniger Hall on Monroe.

Who operates Pedal Corvallis?

Pedal Corvallis is coordinated by Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), and is funded in part by InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO), Corvallis' local Medicare provider. Bike maintenance, operations, and customer support are provided by Zagster©, a nationwide bikeshare company.

The two campus bikeshare stations are sponsored by OSU Transportation Services and the OSU Sustainability Office.

 

Beaver Bike Rentals

 

 OSU’s Beaver Bike Rental Program provides bicycles for students to rent by the term.

  • Each bike comes equipped with fenders, front and rear lights, a lock, and a helmet.
  • There is no limit on the number of terms you can rent a bike. 
  • Bicycles come in a variety of sizes and styles, from commuter bikes to hard tail mountain bikes to road bikes. 

Pricing:

$45/term 

Additional Information:

You are responsible for basic bike maintenance for your Beaver Bike. Visit the Dixon Bike Shop for help with flat tires, squeeky chains, or other routine maintenance needs.

If your bike is involved in a crash, email transportation@oregonstate.edu to report the crash, and take your bike to the Dixon Bike Shop for a safety inspection and any necessary repairs.

Registration:

Fill out a registration form to get started. Transportation Services will contact you within one business day to make an appointment to pick up your rental if a bike is available. If bikes are temporarily out of stock, you will be placed on a waiting list. Update September 20th, 2017: All Beaver Bikes are currently reserved. Future registration form submissions will be placed on the waitlist, and contacted as bikes become available.

Questions?

Contact transportation@oregonstate.edu for more information.

Reserve a Beaver Bike

 
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Bike Safety

(1) Bicycles must be operated in a safe manner and be equipped in accordance with applicable state laws and city ordinances. Bicyclists shall maintain a safe speed and shall obey all applicable Signage and state, city, and campus laws and regulations regarding bicycle use.

(2) Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(3) A bicycle or its rider must be equipped with lighting equipment that must be used during hours of darkness and during limited visibility conditions. The lighting equipment required includes:

(a) A white light attached to the front of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

(b) A red reflector or lighting device or material attached to the rear of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 600 feet.

(4) Bicycles must not be operated on sidewalks or other walkways unless Signage indicates otherwise.

(5) Bicyclists involved in collisions shall call the Department of Public Safety for assistance. All involved individuals shall remain at the collision site until released by the attending officer. When a collision results in an injury, a written accident report must be submitted to OSU’s Department of Public Safety by the individuals involved.

(6) Bicycles may be parked, stored, or left on campus only in areas so designated by bicycle racks, Signage or storage. All bicycles, regardless of owner, must be maintained in working order while parked on campus. Bicycles parked at bicycle racks at or near academic or research buildings longer than five days will be considered abandoned and will be impounded.

(7) Bicycles users may be cited for:

(a) Improper or unsafe operation of a bicycle including failing to obey a traffic control device, having more persons on a bicycle than it is designed to hold, riding encumbered, and riding faster than the posted speed limit;

(b) Use of improper or inadequate equipment including no bicycle headlight, no rear reflector or lighting device, and no bicycle helmet for riders under 16 years of age;

(c) Being parked in a way that creates a hazard including blocking the bicycle or traffic lane, blocking access to any stairway, ramp or doorway, and blocking access to any handrail or other device used to aid entry to a building or structure;

(d) Being parked in a way that hinders the use of a bicycle parking device by other bicyclists;

(e) Being parked in buildings except in designated bike rooms;

(f) Any other violations of these regulations or applicable state law and city ordinances.

(8) The fine for any such citation is set out in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Campus citations may be appealed by written statement to the appropriate forum.

(9) Bicycles may be impounded by OSU’s Department of Public Safety if they are left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non functional or abandoned. A notice of impoundment will be sent to the registered bike owner, if known, within 24 hours. Bicycles may be claimed from OSU’s Department of Public Safety by identifying the bicycle and paying the citation fine and impoundment fee to TAPS. OSU’s Department of Public Safety will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle.

(10) All bicycles that are operated, parked, or stored on campus by students, staff, or faculty may be registered with OSU’s Department of Public Safety.

(11) Registrants and owners are responsible for parking violations involving their bicycles on campus.

(12) Bike lockers are available for rent on an annual or term basis at fees established in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 4-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-0

 

 

Bike Theft Prevention

How to Lock Your Bike

Register Your Bike with Project 529

Bike Lockers

 

How to Lock Your Bike

Lock Up Your Bike

Please keep in mind it's best to:

  • Lock frame and wheels together as shown
  • Take your lights and helmet with you
  • Avoid leaving your bike away from home overnight. If you absolutely must, try to:
    • Choose a large and secure rack that's visible from a major street
    • Avoid dark and concealed locations
    • Remove the seat and take it with you, especially if it's a quick-release mechanism

Watch this video to learn more about locking your bike.

 

Register Your Bike with Project 529

529 App Download It's not required to register your bike at OSU, but it's a good idea. Registering your bike makes it easier for law enforcement agencies to return it to you if it's stolen. Both OSU's Department of Public Safety and the Corvallis Police Department use Project 529, a national online bike registration, reporting, and recovery site.

Start by registering your bike for free at Project529.com/OSU or by downloading the app. Then visit the Department of Public Safety at Cascade Hall to pick up your free non-removeable sticker.

When you register your bike, it's best if you know your bike's serial number. Read more about how to find your bike's serial number.

 

 

Bike Lockers

Why Bike Lockers?

Bike lockers are more secure than bike racks, especially if your bike will be locked on campus overnight. Even if you have a secure bike lock, a good bike left for several days or weeks will rarely go unnoticed. Note that many thefts may target valuable, unsecured parts such as wheels and seats rather than try to break the lock. If you have invested significantly in a good bike, it may be a wise measure to protect it accordingly. Bike lockers also protect bikes from the elements, especially during our long and rainy Oregon winters.

OSU's Bike Lockers

Reser Stadium Bike Lockers

Kelley Engineering Center Bike Lockers

Snell Hall Bike Lockers

The Corvallis campus features bike lockers at Reser Stadium, Snell Hall, and between the Plageman Student Health Center and Kelley Engineering Center, as shown.

Lockers are available for rental for $30 per term. More information on Bike Locker rentals is available on the Parking Services page. To make a rental, visit the parking office in Adams Hall between 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Campus Bike Map

Other Bike Maps and Guides:

Google Maps has a bicycle route planning option! Simply enter your start and end points and click on the bike icon in the upper left corner to get directions.