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Green Bikes

Break away from your car. Convenient, inexpensive, human-powered transportation saves you money spent on gas and saves our planet.
Apply for your bike today, and quit pouring money into the gas pump.

How to Rent a Bike

We rent each of our bikes to a specific individual for a specific rental period. At only $15 per month, you'll save loads on gas. Here's how to sign up:
  1. Fill out the Green Bikes Application.

  2. We'll select individuals on a first come, first serve basis. If you are selected for a Green Bike, you will be notified by September 1 for fall rental, March 1 for spring rental, and May 1 for summer rental.

  3. You then sign a rental waiver online or in person when you pick up your bike by the deadline we set. Warning: if you don't pick up your bike in time we'll reassign it!

  4. We'll e-mail you before the end of your rental period to remind you when and where to return your Green Bike. Easy!

Rental Periods

Our bikes are typically available during the following rental periods each year:
  • Spring: April 1 - May 1
  • Summer: May 20 - August 20
  • Fall: September 1 - November 1
See the application for exact dates. 

Rental Fees

All fees will be charged to your 'Gate Card.
  • Standard rental: $15.00 per month
  • Bikes that miss the return deadline: $5 per day each day it is late
  • Unreturned or broken lock: $15.00
  • Unreturned or damaged helmet: $20
  • Damaged bike: Individual charged full price of repair or replacement

Contact Information

Ben Harris'17
Senior Green Raider Intern
greenbikes@colgate.edu

Required Forms

If you have been selected for a bike rental, you need to complete and submit the following forms: