The SLCF Bike Loan Program has provided free bikes loans to hundreds of international students and scholars at Purdue over the past several years. 

Thanks to our generous friends who have donated used bikes, we can offer a limited number of students a bike to use during their time at Purdue.

What do I need to do?

  • Be an international student or scholar
  • Sign up below to make an appointment to come to our place: Crosswalk Commons
  • Sign a Bike Loan agreement and Liability Waiver
  • Make a $50 - $100 deposit (refundable if the bike is returned in good condition)
  • Have a bike lock -- we have bike locks available for a $12, $15, or $20 donation
  • Ride the bike safely!

Our bikes are loaned out based on availability.  Our supply of bikes is limited and vary in style and age.  They may show some signs of wear and aging, but will be functional.

Our $50-deposit bikes are normal bikes, and can be left outside next to your apartment or dorm in the evening.  Our $100-deposit bikes are better quality, and we require that they be kept indoors in the evening to minimize theft and weather-damage.

Whether $50 or $100-deposit, this deposit is refundable if the bike is returned in good condition.

Optional items available

Helmets: $15    /     Bike Lights:  $10     /     Air Pumps:  $10

We can accept payment by cash and credit card.  A convenience fee of 5% applies if you use a credit card.

News as of October 22, 2021:  Due to high demand, as of today, we have 74 people signed up for bike loans, and we presently have about 8 bikes left.  We are going through the list methodically.  You are welcome to sign up here, but we likely will not have a bike available for you before the end of the year.  People return bikes all the time, so it is hard to predict when we will have a bike for you.  If you sign up, we will go through the list and eventually we will contact you and offer you an appointment to come look at our bikes.



If you are using one of our bikes (Bike Loan Program), we are glad to help you with any mechanical problems you may experience.  

We do not charge for labor to repair our bikes.  But we do charge a minimal price for parts.

Please make an appointment with us to have your bike repaired.  E-mail us at


If you are finished using your bike, please return it to us so that another student can use it.  You will receive your full deposit back if the bike is in the the same condition as when you got it from us (some light wear and tear is acceptable).  If your bike has mechanical problems, we will deduct an appropriate amount from your deposit.

Please make an appointment with us to return your bike.  E-mail us at


If you would like to make a donation to the Bike Loan Program, you can do that with your credit card or your Paypal account.  Start by clicking ths button below.  Thank you!