About Local Motion
E-bikes and cargo bikes can significantly increase your ability to make biking a part of your life. Want to try one? You've come to the right place! Thanks to our partners, we have created an opportunity for you to borrow a bike from our lending library in Burlington for a 10 day period (some loan periods differ) and see how it might fit into your life. Pick up will be on a Tuesday, with return 10 days later on a Thursday.
Please Read Below Before Reserving an E-Bike - Important Borrowing Details!
You must be a Chittenden County resident to borrow an E-Bike from our lending library
In order to offer our free e-bike loans to as many people as possible, we are limiting reservations to 1 per season per person. We reserve the right to cancel or deny multiple reservations of the same type of e-bike
You must be able to commit to picking up and returning your reserved e-bike on the first & last day of your loan period during the scheduled pickup and drop-off windows.
During September & October Pickup is usually on a Tuesday from 4 - 6 pm, with dropoff 10 days later on Thursday from 4 - 6 pm
During November, Pickup is on Thursday from 10 am - 12 pm, with drop-off the following Monday from 10am - 12 pm
Pick-up is rain or shine - if you do not plan to ride in the rain, please arrange other means of transport.
If you do not pick up at the agreed upon time, your loan is forfeit
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, or SUV with the seats down. It really depends on which bike since some are quite large (see individual bike details). We cannot send bikes out on car bike racks due to the risk of rack failure
You must be able to store bikes in a locked indoor location that is not a shared location to be eligible to borrow an e-bike! We're sorry if you can't, but we can't afford to lose them! Also, note that some of the e-bikes are heavy so some won't be able to go upstairs. (see individual e-bike descriptions for e-bike weight)
A child seat can be requested for the RadWagons, which each hold up to about 45 lbs
Local Motion is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to make it safe, accessible, and fun for everyone to bike, walk, and roll in Vermont. Learn more at www.localmotion.org.