PRESS RELEASE: Borrow an E-bike for Free from Local Motion

Released to the press to announce the relaunching of our E-Bike Lending Library.


Sandy Bender
Program Coordinator, Local Motion
Email: [email protected]


Local Motion Relaunches E-bike Lending Library

Burlington, VT - Would an e-bike make your life easier? Find out for free! Local Motion’s Burlington-based E-bike Lending Library is now open for 2020. Borrowers take home an e-bike for one week to find out how it fits into their lives and how it can replace car trips and transform their daily transportation needs. The fleet includes cargo bikes with a rear rack, a front-loading cargo bike, and several commuter options, all with an electric assist that helps riders get around with less effort and scale hills that previously seemed impossible.

E-bikes are a transportation option that is becoming more familiar and necessary, and the goal of this program is to introduce Vermonters to how they can be incorporated into everyday life and replace car trips. Borrowers get the chance to experience a full weekend with the bike as well as several weekdays, so they can test it out across all aspects of their lives. From commuting to work to picking up groceries, e-bikes provide an extra boost of power that makes miles feel shorter and cargo feel lighter.

The safety of customers and staff is our top priority, so Local Motion is adhering to all COVID-19 related government safety regulations and recommendations. The bikes are cleaned and disinfected between users, and masks for staff and customers are required at pick-up.

Reservations are now open through the end of August, and fall reservations will open later in the summer.

To reserve an e-bike head to

Contact Sandy at [email protected] with any questions.


Local Motion is working to make biking and walking a way of life in Vermont