Kent District Library offers free bicycle rentals with its KDL Cruisers. The bicycles are typically available May 1 to Oct. 31. Availability for Summer 2022 depends on guidelines from health authorities, due to coronavirus. These branches are expected to have Breezer Uptown EX 8-speed bicycles available for checkout:
- Amy Van Andel Library in Ada
- Caledonia Township
- Krause Memorial in Rockford
Each KDL Cruiser comes with a basket, a bike lock and key. All bikes will have a diagonal, step-through crossbar.
KDL Cruisers can be checked out to anyone age 18 or older with a photo ID and library card from KDL, Grand Rapids Public Library or the Lakeland Library Cooperative. You'll be asked to agree to a Bicycle Borrowing Agreement acknowledging financial responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged equipment. Adults will be allowed to sign waivers for children as long as the adult accompanies the children on the ride.
Bikes are available for a week check out and due back by closing of the day due (no after-hours returns).
Although Michigan law doesn't require bicyclists to wear a helmet, the library strongly recommends customers bring their own.