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Orange Bike Project (OBP)

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The OBP bicycle shop, AKA "The Cage," is located in the 27th Street Parking Garage (TSG) at the corner of University Avenue & 27th Street. The cage is inside the garage on the ground floor near the elevators.

The Cage is UT’s community bike shop where students can volunteer, learn, and work on their own bikes. The shop volunteers are always willing to answer questions or wield tools to get bikes up and ready to go. It is also the location for pick up and drop off for any rented bikes. Orange Bike runs a semester long bike rental and a daily bike rental program.

Semester Rental Program

Donations Fleet

Our Donations Fleet consists of donated bikes that we have repaired and maintained for rental. Our bikes have a range of both colors and geometries.

New Fleet

Our New Fleet consists of Scott Sub Speed and Felt Cafe 7s. These are new, easy to use, urban bikes that we received Fall 2014.

To qualify for Volunteer Prices, one must complete six hours of volunteering. Volunteers usually team up with one of our coordinators and fix up a bike to add to the fleet or do organizational shop tasks.

Semester Rentals Regular Price Volunteer Price
Donations Fleet $30 $20
New Fleet $50 $40

Daily Rental Program

We have commuter style bikes that can be rented on a short-term basis. If you would like to reserve a bike send an email to that includes your name, UT EID, date/time of rental, and date/time of return. You can also come by the Cage during shop hours to rent or get more information. All bikes come with u-locks and helmets.

Students who wish to use the bikes for academic purposes (e.g. going to lab or class related trips) are given priority over leisure usage. To accommodate this, students will be able to make reservations during the first three weeks of class. Once all reservations have been made, all future rentals will take these dates into consideration.

Week (7 days) $15
Weekend $10
Single Day $5
Additional Days $2
Bicycles undergoing maintenance at the Cage
Orange Bike Fall hours

Tues: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact Orange Bike
Twitter @UTobp

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How do I donate?

You can drop-off any bike or shop-related donations at the cage during normal hours above. If these hours do not work for you, please email us at so that we can arrange a different time.

What are you looking for in a donation?

The library is for the college community so a large range of sizes and types of bikes is great, but kid bikes need not apply. We take bikes in any condition, but a bike that will need a complete build up is very time consuming and will most likely not get worked on for some time.

Bikes that can't be fixed to become rideable will be striped for components, which are very useful in fixing other bikes and maintaining an operational fleet. We are working to partner with the CEC Recycling committee to recycle and dispose of all of our waste sustainably.

PTS Office
Trinity Parking Garage (TRG)
1815 Trinity St. (Map)

Open Monday - Friday
except official university holidays
Cashier Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Administrative Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 512-471-PARK (7275)
Fax: 512-232-9405
Twitter: @utaustinparking, @utshuttle, @bikeut