E-Bike Loan Program
Transportation in Vermont is the sector making THE biggest contribution to the state's energy use (44%) and carbon emissions (53%). It's also the sector that least renewable—only 5%.*
Biking is one great way to change this, but a hilly route is often the first hurdle. Electric-assist bikes can help you over this hump!
The Norwich Energy Committee and three partners--Local Motion, Vital Communities, and Norwich Public Library—are offering an e-bike loan program so that you can try one out and see how it works for you and your routes.
The Thursday-Tuesday slots were booked immediately after the first announcement. 30-minute slots for short test rides are available on a drop-in basis on four Wednesdays, 11 am through 4:30 pm, August 14, 21, 28, and September 5. Details on the bikes are here.
Come to the library on Thursday evening, August 22, 5:30-7:30, to take a look at several different e-bike models, including the "Copenhagen Wheel" (a self-contained all-in-one solution that transforms a traditional bicycle into a hybrid e-bike). Their owners will explain their features and tell how the bikes have changed the way they get around town.
Please use this form if you'd like to get updates on e-bike programs coming up.
*From the annual progress report by the Energy Action Network.