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Bicycles now available for loan to COE faculty, staff and graduate assistants

College of Education’s Janina Jones (left) and Benjamin Wentworth have already taken the bicycles for a spin and commented that the bikes were comfortable, lightweight and easy to ride.


When Georgia Southern University employees have meetings across campus, there is often a debate of whether to walk or drive. Now, for the College of Education (COE) faculty, staff and graduate assistants, there is another option–bike!

COE Associate Professor Robert Lake, Ed.D. can often be seen riding a bicycle on campus. He previously acquired bicycles through a grant from Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability.

Thanks to funds from the College of Education, faculty and staff members will not have to rent a bicycle to ride on campus but instead can simply checkout one of the two available bicycles for free.

“The campus of Georgia Southern University has grown considerably in the last decade,” explained Lake. “In the same period efforts have been made to improve  pedestrian friendliness, resulting in fewer roads connecting the opposite ends of the campus. Further, the amount of parking has been reduced.”

The solution for Lake has been a simple–an enjoyable bike ride to any location on or near campus that he needs to travel.

“The bikes can be used for trips across campus and for exercise or shopping trips and ride very well by utilizing the new bike trails that have been recently constructed by Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation,” he added.

The College purchased two bikes after receiving Lake’s request. The bicycles are available now for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested faculty, staff and graduate assistants can visit the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) in room 2165 of the College of Education’s classroom building to complete the checkout process.

“If all goes well, and people enjoy the use of the bicycles, it is my hope that we can acquire additional bikes,” Lake said.

Questions about the checkout process? Contact the Instructional Resources Center at (912) 478-5528 or


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