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Bicycling at LSU

Gotcha Bike Share

Coming soon to LSU

On July 11, Gotcha launched a full e-bike share system available to LSU students at a special reduced rate. Each bike will feature an electric assist, using a small motor to help you get around campus without breaking a sweat. You’ll be able to reserve bikes at hubs throughout campus via the Gotcha app, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

How it works

  • Download the Gotcha app.
  • Create an account using your LSU email.
  • BE SURE TO CHECK OFF THAT YOU ARE AN LSU STUDENT to receive the discount!
  • Enter your payment information.
  • Reserve a bike at a nearby hub.
  • Unlock it using the QR code on the handlebars.
  • Go for a spin.
  • Lock it up again at another hub.
  • End your ride in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

I was charged an added fee after my ride. Why?

If you do not end your ride at an official Gotcha hub, you will be charged a $5 out of hub fee. If you leave the service area and end your ride outside those boundaries, you will be charged a $50 out of system fee.

How am I charged for my ride?

You will be charged a small fee to unlock your bike. The bike will track how long you ride and you will be charged $.15 per minute you use the bike. If you park your bike back at a hub, those should be the only fees that appear on your account.

Who should I reach out to if I have an issue with the app or bike?

If you have a problem with the Gotcha app or a bike, please contact Gotcha’s Rider Experience team by calling or texting 909-351-3656 or emailing support@ridegotcha.com.

Do I need to wear a helmet when riding an e-bike?

Gotcha encourages all riders to wear helmets, but they are not always required by law. As a rider, you are required to comply with all local safety laws. Louisiana requires that any person under the age of 12 riding a bicycle, as an operator or passenger, must wear a protective bicycle helmet.

Are there other safety features or steps I should know?

To learn more about how to use Gotcha’s e-bikes safely, please review their safety page before going on a ride.

 

Bike Calculator

Want to see how much money you can save, how many calories you can burn, and how many emissions you can prevent by substituting your car commute with a bike ride?  

Try the Bike Baton Rouge calculator

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Other Bike Connections 

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Biking to LSU 

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Tips - Bicycling on LSU Campus  

  • Obey all traffic laws, for example: Don't ride on the sidewalk, ride with traffic (not against it), yield to pedestrians, stop at all stop signs and red lights, use front and rear lights in dark, signal when turning, alert other cyclists, walkers and joggers when passing
  • Don't ride with loud music in ears
  • Encourage your friends to ride - biking is always safer and more fun when in a group!
  • Biking in the Heat - bring change of dry clothes, arrive a few mins early to change and cool down
  • Biking in the Cold - cover your hands, ears & neck, wear lip balm , layer clothes as your body will warm up after riding a few minutes
  • Parking / Locking your Bike
    • There are dozens of racks located near the entrances to most buildings on the LSU campus. Please do not lock up to trees, fences, signposts or railings
    • Use a thick chain or cable or U-lock to prevent theft
    • Take personal belongings and removable things like bags and bike lights with you
  • Bikes on Tiger Trails Buses - Tiger Trails has bike racks on the front of all buses. Here's how to load and unload your bike from any bus

Bicycle Friendly University

LSU is proud to be designated a Silver level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists!

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2019 Transportation Survey Results

In February 2019, Parking & Transportation Services conducted two town hall meetings and a month-long survey to begin a conversation between with the campus community. 

Campus Mobility Results