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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 & 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.

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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