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Rec Sports

  • Green Bikes


    The Green Bike Program is a bicycle recyclign program overseen by the UW-L Outdoor Connection. It aims to:

    green bike goals list


    HOW IT WORKS

    It only cost $15 to rent a green bike. Payment of a $25 or $50 deposit (depending on the quality of the bike) is also required.   Refunds will be given when the bike is returned. 

    BENEFITS 
    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.

    RECYCLING
    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.

    HISTORY
    The UW-L'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!

    green bike work area
    green bike yard