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14 September 2022

Lime e-bikes are coming to Geelong – and you can try one for free!

There is now another way for you to get to and from campus – Deakin has partnered with Lime to bring shared electric bikes (e-bikes) to our campuses in Geelong!

Why should I try an e-bike?

With plenty of students and staff members living within cycling distance of the Waurn Ponds or Waterfront campuses, travelling to Deakin on an e-bike has a number of key benefits.

Deakin is also well-equipped with bike infrastructure for when you arrive or are getting ready to leave, including lockers, change-rooms and showers, so you can enjoy your active commute with added convenience. Check out the locations of these amenities at your campus.

Keen to take a spin? Here’s how you can trial an e-bike

Like the scheme already running in several Melbourne councils, the e-bikes will be available for anyone in Geelong to rent via the Lime app. All Deakin students and staff will get their first four rides free, so you can try the bikes out with no obligations. And to make life even easier, they all have helmets attached!

It’s so easy to rent an e-bike – just follow these simple steps.

* Each free ride lasts for 20 minutes, and after that your credit card will be charged 45 cents per minute. Offer only available to Deakin students and staff.

After you’ve redeemed your four free rides, Deakin students and staff are also eligible to get a 50% discount on rides, up to $5, by using the code DEAKINUNIOCTOBER (for example, a $5 ride will cost $2.50, a $10 ride will cost $5, a $15 ride will cost $10, etc.).

Remember to stay safe

Always be mindful of your safety when riding a bike – see these tips below before you take your first ride.

Now, on your bike!

We hope to see you in the bike lane soon! If you have more questions, check out the Get to Deakin FAQ webpage or visit Lime’s website.

Have you tried out an e-bike? We’d love to hear about it! Send a photo and tell us about your experience by tagging @DeakinStudentLife on Facebook and @deakinlife on Instagram.

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