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  • Green Bikes

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    The Green Bike Program is a bicycle recycling program overseen by the UWL Outdoor Connection. 

    It aims to:

    How it works

    Renting a green bike is very simple.  First one must attend one of our FREE "Ride La Crosse" bike rides (sign up online) and then come to the OC to pick out your bike.  It only cost $15 to rent a green bike. Payment of a $25,  $50 or $100 deposit (depending on the quality of the bike) is also required.   Deposits will be returned when the bike is returned. 


    The Green Bike Program promotes better health, less automobile traffic congestion, cleaner air, fewer parking problems and keeping waste out of the waste removal system.


    Hundreds of bikes have been donated to the program and we either fix them up to use or we strip them for usable parts and recycle the remaining metal rather than throwing it away. 

    We have also begun using bike parts to make chairs.


    The UWL's Environmental Council started the Green Bike program in 2004.  Originally, council members and volunteers fixed up old donated bikes, painted them green and release them to function as free community bikes.   Currently the program is housed in the Outdoor Connection.  The program has refurbished and rented over 200 bikes and recycled more than 40,000 pounds of metal!

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