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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

OBP has no more available semester rentals.

Coordinators are fixing up bikes and adding them to the fleet to make available for rental. To be considered for these bikes there are a few options:

  1. Sign up on the waitlist and wait until an OBP director contacts you that we have a bike available. The list is over 70 people now so you will not get one if you wait.
  2. In addition to putting your name on the waitlist, you can rent a daily bike on a weekly basis until we have a semester bike ready for you if you really need a bike to get around. However, the waitlist is quite long, so OBP cannot guarantee that you will receive a bike before the end of the semester.
  3. If you do not want to wait for a bike, you can volunteer 6 hours at OBP and get bumped up the waitlist. This is the fastest option. This will cost $20 ($10 discount for volunteering).

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: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 1 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