Grand Valley State U Launches Bike Rental Program For Students Using Left-Behind Wheels

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Living in an apartment just off campus, Erin Mruz wasn’t really eager to drop $165 this semester on a parking permit so she could drive her Jeep to class at Grand Valley State University.

But it was still a little far to walk. Lucky for her, the university introduced a new option for students around campus this semester by rolling out a bicycle rental program in Allendale and at the Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

“It’s a really great option for me,” said Mruz, a clinical exercise science major from Indiana who is also a senior midfielder on the Laker women’s soccer team.

“Plus, I like the green movement, and the ability to save money on gas while not burning fossil fuels is a good thing.”

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