Borrow an e-bike or cargo e-bike!
Many people are curious about e-bikes and cargo bikes, but given their price tag ($1,000-$3,000+) it makes sense to try it out for a while before making the big financial decision to buy one. E-bikes and cargo bikes can significantly increase your ability to incorporate bicycling into your daily life. People with cargo bikes can carry large loads--children, groceries, lumber, and even Christmas trees!
How to Reserve a Bike (easy as 1-2-3...4!)
Please Read Below Before Reserving a Bike! - Important Borrowing Details!
Meet our Bikes
In 2014, our supporters helped us win a free Xtracycle in a contest. Her name is Marigold, and she is gorgeous. Marigold is equipped to carry children, but can easily also carry groceries and anything else that you need to get from point A to point B. She is fully kitted out with bell, fenders, lights and panniers. A joy to ride, she's gorgeous and fun! BONUS: She has been electrified, and is equipped with a glorious Bionix e-assist! The motor is in the rear hub that you can control with a handlebar-mounted screen and buttons. Weight: 70+ pounds
A "cargo light" bike. This Yuba Boda-Boda has a slightly elongated wheelbase, with a padded platform on the back for someone to sit on (they have to hang on, though!) It's one of the lightest cargo bikes out there but has a lot of versatility. Kermit looks and feels more like a "traditional" bike, but can carry a lot of extra gear. Want to learn more about the experience of using Kermit? Check out Annie Follett's blog post about her time with using Kermit as a loaner bike: Yuba Boda-Boda, an Easy to Love Cargo Bike. Kermit also has been electrified with a Hill Topper e-bike kit! With the push of a handy throttle button, you can engage the 250w front hub motor to help you glide up the hills. Weight: 40 pounds
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. Weight: 60+ lbs
MORE COMING SOON!!!
Many thanks to our e-bike lending library partners!