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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.
Female student unlocking a green bike from a bike rack on a clear, sunny day.

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. E-mail greenbikes@colgate.edu with the subject "Green Bike Application" for a Green Bike. Include your class year, ID number, phone number, and what rental period you are applying for.

  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 form and a waiver and 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 as pie!

Rental Periods

Our bikes are available during the following rental periods each year:
  • Spring: April 1 - May 1
  • Summer: May 20 - August 20
  • Fall: September 1 - November 1

Rental Fees

All fees will be charged to your 'Gate Card.
  • Standard rental: $15.00 per month
  • Bike that is not returned by 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 Campbell '16
Student director, 2014-15
greenbikes@colgate.edu

Required Forms

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