Burlington E-Bike Lending Library

How it Works

  1. If you're a Vermont resident, head over to the booking page (click on the button below) to reserve your loan period! All loans start on a Thursday and end on the following Monday at the Local Motion office. We'll figure out pick-up and drop-off times with you.

  2. Choose a start date (select the Thursday on which you want your loan to start - the green squares indicate an available loan start date.)

  3. Choose a bike from the list (see below for the bike options--pay extra attention to the height recommendations for each e-bike). 

  4. Fill in the rest! You'll receive a confirmation email and further instructions.

   Please Read Below Before Reserving a Bike! - Important Borrowing Details!

  • Overnight storage: You must be able to store bikes in a locked indoors location to be eligible to borrow a bike! We're sorry if you can't, but we can't afford to lose them! Also, note that some of the bikes are heavy so some bikes won't be able to go upstairs. See each bike for weights below.
  • Transport from/to Local Motion: Ideally, you will ride the e-bike home. If that is not possible, you will need to transport the bike in a truck, van, SUV, or car trunk with the seats down. It really depends on which bike since some are quite large. We cannot send bikes out on car bike racks due to the risk of rack failure.
  • Kids seats: For the RadWagon, you have the option to use 1 or 2 kids seats that hold up to about 45 lbs each. We'll put these on at pick-up.
  • Cargo: When carrying heavy items, be sure to balance the weight on both sides of the bike to prevent wobbly and sketchy riding.
  • Helmet and lock: we will supply you with a lock but we ask that you bring your own helmet.

Reserve a bike!


Many thanks to our E-bike Library partners!

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Meet our Bikes 

Urban Arrow Family
Need a pick-up truck or minivan? Not anymore. Here's an electric cargo bike that will carry up to four kids (3 comfortably), groceries, and all kinds of things. It takes a little getting used to when you first start riding it, but with practice, it's, well, just like riding a bike. We'll send you off with a rain canopy that keeps your precious cargo dry and out of the wind, plus you'll stay pretty dry, too. The range is about 20 miles depending on the terrain on which you're riding. The e-assist makes those hills a breeze. To borrow this bike, you should be very comfortable riding bikes in general as this large e-bike requires more attention and care. You should be at least 5'4" to borrow the Urban Arrow. Purchase this bike at Old Spokes Home (MSRP: $5,000).

Minimum rider height: 5'4"
E-bike weight: 94 lbs
Transport: ride home only


RadPower RadMini
The RadMini is an electric-folding-cargo-fat-bike that is ready to replace your car trips whether in the city or in the dirt roads. You can expect a range of 20-45+ miles from its battery depending on terrain and the level of pedal-assist and throttle you use. RadPower Bikes donated this sweet commuting rig to Local Motion. Learn more about the RadMini. Available to purchase online at www.radpowerbikes.com (MSRP: $1,699). 

Minimum rider height: 5'
E-bike weight: 60+ lbs
Transport: ride home, truck bed, van, SUV, car trunk (it folds!)


Specialized Turbo Como
This e-bike feels like a rocket ship (if you want it to). Its over-sized road tires absorb bumps and cracks in the road. The e-assist propellers you over hills and across flats. The Turbo Como is great for commuting any distance, from 2 miles to 20 miles. With a range of up to about 60 miles, the Como will take you far! This bike fits folks who are 5'6" and taller. Available to purchase at Skirack (MSRP: $2,700). 

Minimum rider height: 5'6"
E-bike weight: 48 lbs
Transport: ride home, truck bed, van

Trek Verve+
This beautiful machine will let you ditch your car at every opportunity. Integrated lights and fenders help keep you seen and dry. The e-assist flattens the hills along your route and makes your legs feel bionic. It's hard not to smile while going to work, the store, or school! You can get up to 70 miles range with the motor! This bike is for folks who are about 5' to 5'8". Available to purchase at North Star Sports (MSRP: $2,300).

Minimum rider height: 5'
E-bike weight: 46 lbs
Transport: ride home, truck bed, van


The RadWagon is a cargo e-bike that can carry you and your kids, groceries, and other valuable cargo around town and some mild backroads. You have the option to borrow one or two Yepp kid seats that are rated for kids up to 45lbs each. The 5 pedal-assist levels and throttle help take the buckets of sweat away from your bike commute and the cargo carrying ability makes this a true car replacement!
This RadWagon was generously donated by RadPower Bikes!

Minimum rider height: 5'2
E-bike weight: 73 lbs
Transport: ride home, truck bed, van

reserve a bike!

This program is dedicated to the memory of Karen Freudenberger – passionate community activist, avid e-bike rider and indefatigable promoter of social justice and peace.

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