About Green Bike Co-Op
Green Bike Co-Op was founded in 2006 by John Mare as a community bike sharing program with a fleet of 100 “green bikes” available at no cost for anyone to ride.
Over the years, the Co-Op has evolved into a multi-service bike shop which offers tune-ups, rentals, repairs, loaners, sales, use of tools, and classes on bike maintenance.
Over the years, with organized, dedicated & professional volunteers, Green Bike has grown into one of Seashore’s most successful programs helping to financially support general operations.
The Green Bike model has inspired a group in Coos Bay to start a similar “bike share” program. Green Bike is a unique model that works so well on the rural Oregon Coast. For such a small community, we are giving everyone access to quality, maintained bikes helping with our area’s transportation needs.
The mission at Green Bike is to ensure that everyone in the community has access to a bike and bike repair.
Community Bike Share
Long Term Bike Loans
Used Bike Sales
Bike Repair & Tune-Ups
Certified Bike Mechanic
Bike Repair Instruction
Public Use of Tools & Workstands
Christmas Youth Bike Giveaway
Free Bike Rentals
Since the beginning, the bike share program works on the honor system. If a bike is tied up with a yellow rope, it is in use. If it is untied it is free to use. Anyone can use the bike as long as they need it and when finished they can return it to the Green Bike Co-Op shop in town or leave it in a public location.
EVERY BIKE IN THE FLEET RIDES UNDER THE CONDITION THAT THE BIKE RIDER “RIDES AT THEIR OWN RISK”
Visitors are welcome to use work stands, tools and used parts for self-repair. We have most bike tools as well as air and a large supply of used parts, tires and tubes for the cyclist in need. Donations for repair work are welcome.
Green Bike Co-Op is a free community service and volunteer operated, public support helps fund the storefront operating costs.
If you are passionate about helping to maintain this unique community program, please consider making a donation to the Green Bike Program of Seashore Family Literacy. Seashore is a nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible.
Join our team of volunteers to keep things rolling in Waldport!
The Co-Op is a community owned operation, driven by adult volunteers & student-apprentices, who restore and maintain more than 100 community bicycles.
Volunteers are encouraged to help others learn repair and maintenance skills. The youth volunteer program provides tangible job skills that offer a sense of pride and accomplishment. Volunteers:
Learn about bike repair & maintenance
Serve as a community ambassador to cyclists traveling 101
Gain small business & customer service experience