The Green Bike Program is a student-run bicycle shop that seeks to increase bicycle usage among students at The Claremont Colleges as part of Pomona's drive to become a sustainable campus.
The program has two main functions:
- A Bike Giveaway at the beginning of each semester that provides over 300 students with bikes for the entirety of the semester, free of charge (parts and service included).
- A student-run, sustainable maintenance and repair shop, servicing bicycles for all members of the 5-college community. All service is free, and both new and used parts are offered at a discounted rate.
Finally, the program hosts a variety of bike-related workshops and outreach events designed to develop an on-campus bike community that supports a sustainable and healthy lifestyle through the use of eco-friendly transportation.
Welcome to our shop! The entrance to the Green Bike Shop is located in the basement of Norton-Clark, with a ramped entrance on Sixth Street (across the street from Merritt Football Field).
The hours of the Green Bike Shop are 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The Green Bike Shop provides free bicycle servicing and maintenance to all students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges. This includes simple repairs like replacing tubes and tires, adjusting brakes, chain maintenance, wheel truing, and derailleur adjustments. More advanced repairs are handled on an individual basis. At this time, we are not able to offer major overhauls or comprehensive tune-ups. While we are happy to address individual problems, extensive maintenance of this sort is too time-consuming for our limited schedule. When possible, the program makes use of used parts from recycled bikes to make these repairs; when this is not possible, new parts are offered at a discounted rate. Green Bikes has begun offering u-lock rentals. The cost is five dollars per academic year.
Green Bikes is also currently in the process of developing a short-term bicycle checkout program that will allow students to borrow bikes for single day use or keep them for up to a week. This service is also free; all that is needed is your name, student ID, and phone number. Unfortunately, this program will initially be open to only Pomona students.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Sustainability Office if you have any further questions about any of the services we offer.