Chittenden County Traveling Lending Library

Borrow an E-bike/Cargo E-bike through our Chittenden County Traveling E-Bike Lending Library!

E-bikes are a transportation option that is becoming more familiar and necessary, and the goal of this program is to introduce Chittenden County residents to how they can be incorporated into everyday life and replace car trips. From commuting to work, to picking up groceries, and carrying kids to school, e-bikes provide an extra boost of power that makes miles feel shorter and cargo feel lighter.

Local Motion's Chittenden County Traveling E-bike Lending Library will be in several locations this spring and summer, thanks to our hosts, which consist of towns, libraries, and rec departments across Chittenden County. Head to the How it Works section below to reserve an e-bike for a test ride.

How it Works for Borrowers

  1. Head to the reservations page (click on the button below) to reserve your loan period.
  2. Choose the available dates (see each e-bike on the reservation page for details) and complete the form. You'll receive a confirmation email.
  3. Coordinate a pick-up time with the host at the location indicated on your confirmation email.
  4. Have fun and enjoy a car-free life! 
  5. Return the bike on the last day of your loan period. Hours of drop-off are coordinated with the host.

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

  • Overnight storage: You must be able to store bikes in a locked indoor location (that is NOT a shared or communal space) 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 pick-up: Ideally, you will ride the e-bike home. If that is not possible, you will need to transport the bike in a truck, van, or SUV with the car seats down. It really depends on which bike since some are quite large. We cannot send e-bikes out on car bike racks due to the risk of rack failure (it has happened).
  • Minimum Rider Height: Look at the minimum rider height for each bike and reserve a bike that fits your height. 
  • Cargo: When carrying heavy items, be sure to balance the weight on both sides of the bike to prevent wobbly and sketchy riding.
  • Child seats: The cargo e-bike has optional child seats to borrow.
  • Helmet: We will supply you with a helmet if you want, but feel free to use your own.


May - 1st 2 weeks of June: Hinesburg, Carpenter Carse Library

2nd 2 weeks in June - July: Williston

August: South Burlington, South Burlington Public Library

September: Essex, Essex Parks & Recreation


The E-Bikes



This hybrid utility bike is able to handle the everyday needs of a wide range of riders. Because of its rugged front suspension and wide tires, it conquers hills and smooths out rough terrain with ease. It’s the perfect bike for two, as the rear-rack is able to easily fit a second rider. You have the option to borrow a Yepp kid seat that is rated for kids up to 48lbs.

MSRP: $1499
Rider Heights: 4’11” - 6’2”
E-bike weight: 77 lbs
Maximum load weight: 300 lbs
Battery Range: 25 - 45 miles

Transport: ride home, truck bed, van, SUV

Trek Verve+2

These beautiful e-bikes 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! 

MSRP: $2,850
Minimum rider height: 5'

E-bike weight: 46 lbs

Battery Range: 30 - 80 miles
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 a Yepp kid seat that is rated for kids up to 48lbs. 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!

Minimum rider height: 5'

E-bike weight: 73 lbs

Battery Range: up to 45 miles
Transport: ride home, truck bed

Click Here to Reserve a Bike!