The Green Bike Program is a bicycle recyclign program
overseen by the UW-L Outdoor Connection. It aims to:
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.
The Green Bike Program promotes better health, less
automobile traffic congestion, cleaner air, fewer
parking problems and keeping waste out of the waste
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.
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