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E-Bike and E-Scooter Demos

e-scooter and e-bike

Our e-bike and e-scooter demonstration program lets any TRU community member try one (or both) for free for up to 30 minutes around the campus so you can make a more informed decision about whether you want to buy your own.

Both are great options for environmentally friendly, simple and cost-effective transportation.

E-Bike and E-Scooter demos are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with three demo options:

  1. A large Raleigh Hardtail Mountain Bike with a Bosch electric drive
  2. A medium Cannondale CUJO NEO 2 e-bike
  3. A 500W Synergy Ride Electric Scooter  

To book a time slot, click the link below to be sent to our calendar sign up sheet, and choose whichever open time works best for you:

Book a Demo Ride

To access the e-bike or e-scooter after booking your time slot, come to the Sustainability Office five minutes before your scheduled time. The Sustainability Office is located in the Human Resources Building Room 145 and our entrance is the orange door facing WolfPack Road and the TRU Gym.


  • You must stay on TRU property.
  • You must provide your own helmet.
  • You must sign a waiver and complete a five-minute safety and training orientation upon arriving at the Sustainability Office.
  • Demo rides are meant to be one-time events.

Employee e-bike discounts

The TRU Employee E-Bike Purchase program allows employees to apply for an incentive of 10 percent off the purchase value of an e-bike, up to $300 total. To assist in the purchase of higher-value bikes, employees that have permanent, full-time status may apply for financing with up to a two-year repayment period (minimum of $500 purchase price and maximum of $5,000), and employees on a contract term with TRU may apply for financing up to the end of their contract term.

Please email the completed form along with a copy of your receipt to

Download the E-Bike Health and Wellness Rebate Form

If you require financing please indicate this in your email. Payroll will contact you with the additional information. If you want to talk about which e-bike might be best for you, or want help with the details of the paperwork, please contact

Seasonal commuter parking pass

As a thank-you to employees for using alternative transportation, TRU is offering a seasonal commuter parking permit to cyclists. Register your bike with the Sustainability Office to be eligible for a Seasonal Commuter permit valid from Nov. 15 to Mar. 15 for either economy ($200) or general ($250) lots. To register, simply email the Sustainability Office with a picture of your bicycle and a description of where it will be parked on campus (your typical parking spot).

Cycle until mid-November, park your vehicle during winter weather, resume cycling in March, and save the equivalent of one semester of parking! Up to 100 permits are available (first-come, first-served). Register with the Sustainability Office by Nov. 10, 2023, then purchase your seasonal commuter permit on the Hangtag portal after creating a profile. The Parking Office will approve the permit request and you are able to park effective Nov. 15.

E-bike and e-scooter demonstration

The TRU Sustainability office bike share has been restructured and is now solely intended to help those looking to purchase an electric bicycle or electric scooter. A Raleigh hard tail mountain bike with a bosch electric drive and a 500W Synergy Ride Electric scooter may be taken out during regular office business hours for one hour.

  • Must stay within TRU property.
  • Must provide your own helmet.
  • Must sign a waiver and complete a 5-minute safety and training orientation upon arriving at the Sustainability Office.

For more information about the program, or for help and suggestions on getting started with an ebike purchase please see the employee e-bike discount section, or direction your questions to our office email


Main bicycle shelter

The TRU Sustainability Office is offering a new and improved bicycle shelter for students, staff, and faculty. This shelter is located in between House of Learning and the Human Recourses building, just off Sk’lep Trail Rd. All spots in this locker are available on a first-come-first-served basis to those who registered. To apply a spot in the shelter, please send an email to and include your TRU ID, name, and your department (if applicable). Applications are taken annually, in August, meaning each August you are required to apply again. If you do not cycle to work/school in the winter, please let us know so we have available storage spots for those who do.

It is suggested to still lock your bike when parked, and do not park your bike overnight. There are surveillance cameras monitored by the Security office, but it is NOT the security office’s job to recover bicycles. The TRU Sustainability Office suggests that bike riders should spend 10% of the total value of their bike, on a bike lock.

Secure bicycle parking

Secure bicycle parking cages have been installed under the stairwells in Old Main, Arts and Education, Open Learning, Trades and Nursing. All lockers store six bicycles and are available on a first-come-first-served basis to those registered. McGill Residence also has separate secure bicycle storage available for students who live there. To start an application, please send an email to and include your TRU ID, name, department (if applicable), and your desired location.

Bikeep: secure smart bike parking station

Bikeep is a secure bike parking solution in front of Old Main. Bikeep smart locking stations combine cutting-edge technology with user-friendly features to create a comprehensive solution for bike security. The process is simple and efficient, ensuring that cyclists can lock their bikes with ease.

User registration

You need to register a personalized account on the Bikeep app, available in the App Store and Google Play.

Subscription options

Bikeep offers two payment options:

  • $1 per lock (three hours maximum)
  • A $8 monthly subscription for unlimited use
Locking process

To secure your bike, choose an available station and follow the instructions on the app. You can reserve a Bikeep stall up to an hour ahead of time, ensuring secure parking for your commute. The locking station is equipped with a three-layer security system, including hardened steel locking arm, 120db alarm and real-time local security notifications. The stations are equipped with sensors and alarms to detect tampering or unauthorized attempts to remove the bike. E-Kruise and local security or police receive real-time notifications.

Bicycle racks

Racks are found in and around every building on campus. Check the campus map.


Shower facilities are available across campus in select buildings.


Bike theft prevention

Cycling tips

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