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Wolf Ride Bike Share FAQ

What are the Terms and Conditions for using SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share?

All users of the SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share are required to comply with the SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share Terms and Conditions.

How much does it cost to utilize SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share?

SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share is free for current SBU students up to 60 minutes per trip and is covered by the transportation fee. Current SBU students who use a bike for more than 60 minutes per trip will be responsible for "Additional Charges," which will be billed to their student account.

Faculty, staff and visitors may utilize SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share by purchasing a subscription, which are offered in annual, monthly, weekly and daily terms. Subscriptions may be purchased using a credit card at a bike share station, and subscribers may use an existing subscription by swiping the credit card which the existing subscription was purchased with. Faculty, staff and visitors who use a bike for more than 60 minutes per trip will be responsible for "Additional Charges," which will be billed to their credit card.

Faculty, Staff & Visitor Subscriptions
Term Length Cost Note
Annual July 1 to June 30 $84.00 Unlimited 0-60 Min Trips Per Year
Monthly July to June (per month) $28.00 Unlimited 0-60 Min Trips Per Month
Weekly Sunday to Saturday $14.00 Unlimited 0-60 Min Trips Per Week
Daily 5:00am to 11:00pm $4.00 Unlimited 0-60 Min Trips Per Day
Additional Charges
Up to 1 Hour Free ($0.00)
Up to 2 Hours $2.00
Up to 3 Hours $4.00
Up to 4 Hours $8.00
Up to 5 Hours $16.00
Up to 24 Hours $32.00
Up to 3 Days $64.00
Over 3 Days = Lost Bike Fee $1,150.00

How many bike stations and bikes are offered in the program?

SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share currently has 4 stations and 45 bicycles.

What months of the year is the program open?

SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share will be available July 1 to June 30, weather permitting and current system status information will be made public via the SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share web page and at each bike share station.

Am I allowed to take the bikes off campus?

No. SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share is a "per ride" bike share system that provides users with a sustainable method to travel between two different on campus locations at Stony Brook University. The system is design for a bike to be used from one station and returned to another within 60 minutes, so that another user can then use the same bike minutes later.

Am I required to wear the helmet provided by the program?

Yes, all SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share users must wear a helmet. Stony Brook University does not provide users with helmets, however helmets are available for purchase at the Seawolves Marketplace in the Student Activities Center. It is the responsibility of each user to know and follow the New York State Vehicle and Traffic (V&T) Law and Stony Brook University's Parking Rules and Regulations whenever operating a bicycle.

What if something is wrong with the bike?

First, a user should stop riding the bike.

Second, the user should do their best to return the bike to an SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share station. Once the bike is returned to a station, the user should select the red "REPAIR / WRENCH" symbol on the bike dock, which will serve to notify the University of the inoperable bike and will prevent other users from using this inoperable bike until it is repaired. If a user cannot return a bike due to damage, please call us at (631) 632-6400.

Users are responsible for returning the bike to an SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share station in an operating condition. Should a flat tire occur during use, a user would not be responsible for such damages.

What if I accidentally damage the bike?

This sometimes happens.

Users are responsible for returning the bike to an SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share station in an operating condition. Should a flat tire occur during use, a user would not be responsible for such damages. If a bike becomes damaged, please select the "REPAIR / WRENCH" symbol on the bike dock, which will serve to notify the University of the inoperable bike and will prevent other users from using this inoperable bike until it is repaired.

Am I allowed to loan the bicycle to a friend or relative?

No. The use of the bicycle is strictly for the person who used their SBU ID or subscription to utilize the bicycle.

Can I use my own lock with the bikes?

No. SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share bicycles may only be docked at Wolf Ride stations.

Will I always have access to a bike?

No. SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share provides the community with bicycles on a first come, first serve basis. Current bicycle and bike dock information can be obtained by visiting the SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share web page.

If I have other questions, who can I contact?

For additional information, please contact us at:

Office of Sustainability
Office: (631) 632-6219
E-mail: sustainability@stonybrook.edu


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Sustainability @ Stony Brook University