Going green and gold takes on wheels. The University of Alaska Anchorage unveiled a new bike share program.

On Monday afternoon, volunteers finished assembling the bikes at the Student Union.

“One of the things I've noticed in all of the major cities and campuses is that they have a bike share program,” said Max Bullock, a UAA student who helped launch the program. “I thought, ‘hey, why don't we try brining this to Alaska?’

“I know Alaska is a unique situation with our weather, so we plan on expanding the studded tires, so that the bikes can be used all year round.”

Starting next spring, UAA students and staff will be able to borrow one of 50 bikes for either as short as a day or the whole semester and its free.

Editor’s Note: KTUU’s Shawn Wilson contributed to this story.