Want to try out an e-bike but don't live near Burlington or Brattleboro? No worries! We're bringing e-bikes to towns around Vermont with our Traveling E-bike Library! Check out the e-bike options below in this free program.
Thank you - thank you - thank you to our program partners:
Evelo & Zoom Bikes for donating the Galaxy ST
Rad Power Bikes for donating the RadWagon and Yepp seats
VSECU for providing financial support
Our e-bike hosts and organizers in various towns: Frog Hollow Bikes, Ilsey Public Library, Middlebury Parks & Rec Dept., Vital Communities, Norwich Public Library, and more coming soon!
Where are the e-bikes?
- June, 2019: Middlebury, Frog Hollow Bikes
- July, 2019: Evelo Galaxy ST (plus a Yuba Cargo e-bike and a Specialized Como e-bike provided by ORO w/ deposit) at Onion River Outdoors, Rad Power Bikes RadWagon at VSECU for employees
- August 8 - Early September, 2019: Norwich, Norwich Public Library
- Early September, 2019 - Mid October, 2019: Hartford, Hartford Public Library
How it Works
Please Read Below Before Reserving a Bike! - Important Borrowing Details!
Evelo Galaxy ST
The Evelo Galaxy ST is perfect for getting around town, doing errands, and having fun. The step-through design make the bike easy to get on for folks of all ages and a wide range of heights. It has 5 different pedal-assist modes plus a throttle. The screen is easy to read and the NuVinci® fully automatic transmission makes shifting super easy. One of the really cool things about the Galaxy ST is the belt drive that replaces a chain--the belt pretty much never breaks, is grease-free, and does not rattle on bumpy road surfaces. We have a few bumps in Vermont last time I checked.
Available to purchase at Zoom Bikes (MSRP: $3,499 minus applicable rebates).
Minimum rider height: about 5'0"
E-bike weight: 54 pounds
Transport: ride home, back of truck, van, or SUV
Rad Power Bikes RadWagon
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 48lbs 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!
Available to purchase online only at the Rad Power Bikes website. (MSRP: $1,599).
Minimum rider height: about 5'2"
E-bike weight: 73 pounds
Transport: ride home