The Retriever Fleet program works like checking out a basketball. Present your UMBC ID at the RAC Front Desk. You will need to sign a contract and be entered into a checkout log to receive a bicycle, combination lock and safety helmet. Return the bike and accessories to the RAC. The program is free of charge unless damage is done to the equipment due to negligence and/or vandalism.
Bike sizing is not an exact science, but a general rule of thumb is as follows:
The bike seat is adjustable and the seat height should allow your knee to have a slight bend when extended.
Single day bike rentals are FREE with your UMBC ID card. Bikes are required to be returned at least 15 minutes prior to closing to avoid a $17 late fee.
If the bike and accessories are not returned at least 15 minutes prior to closing on the same day of check-out, a late fee of $17 will be charged to your myUMBC account.
If the bike is lost, destroyed, or not returned after 10 days, you will be charged the retail cost of the bike and accessories. if a bike is returned dirty and requires additional cleaning, a $10 cleaning fee will be charged to your myUMBC account.
Long-term bike rentals are also available at the overnight rate of $17 for each additional day.
Always remember to LOCK your bike when left unattended.
If your bike is stolen, contact the UMBC Police Department immediately at 410-455-5555 to report bike theft. Inform the RAC manager on duty that you have filed a police report.
To report a problem with the bike you have checked out, please return all equipment to the RAC and notify the manager on duty of the problem. To use the RAC air pump, transport your bike to the 1st floor using the elevator.
For additional information please visit the RAC Front Desk or call 410-455-888.