All New Fat Bikes!
UAF Green Bikes is a student-funded organization that offers long term bike rentals and mechanical help. The program was started in Fall of 2010 by Ben Abbott and Michaela Swanson, two graduate students who submitted a funding proposal to the new RISE (Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy) Board. Spring of 2011 three mechanics were hired and trained, and with the support and supervision of Outdoor Adventures, the program exploded in growth from then on. We started with a meager twenty bikes in our fleet and now, working through the office of sustainability, we maintain sixty bikes, offer regular clinics and mechanic office hours, host bike film screenings, and are working with local officials to promote a safer environment for cyclists.
We look forward for continued growth within the community by working with local bike shops and groups to offer our help with community events, including Bike to Work Week and Earth Day.