E-Bike Lending Library
Try an e-bike for FREE!
The traveling Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library is coming soon to town near you!
Hartford and Quechee: 4/19/21 - 5/8/21
Hanover, NH: 5/10/21 - 5/29/21
Sharon: 5/31/21 - 6/12/21
Norwich: 6/14/21 - 7/3/21
Lebanon, NH: 7/5/21 - 7/24/21
Thetford: 7/26/21 - 8/28/21
Cornish/Plainfield: 8/30/21 - 9/18/21
Hartland: 9/20/21 - 10/9/21
New London, NH: 10/11/21 - 10/30/21
(check frequently for opening reservations!)
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
CUSTOMIZE YOUR ASSIST
Loved it. Was fun to play around and figure out the best combinations of gear and electric assist (or not) for various terrain. Like the idea that this could get a rider out on roads they may have avoided before and that as a rider gets in better shape they can dial back on assist.
EXPAND COMMUTING RANGE
Great. Made it much easier to expand my bike commuting range a bit.
CUT COMMUTE TIME
It was very informative as it was the first experience with e-bikes for both my wife and me, even though we are both experienced bicyclists. In particular, we were impressed with the ability of the e-bike to cut our commute times (almost) in half while enabling to reach our destinations without the usual symptoms of sweat and windedness!
Borrowed the step through. Plenty of power to make it up hills easily.
CLOSE THE ABILITY GAP BETWEEN RIDERS
I loved it. Took it for a ride with a friend who rides regularly and it closed the gap on our ability level so we could ride together and enjoy each other’s company!
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
Great to get to experience the bike.
It was such a great program! I've been thinking about whether I want to buy an ebike and being able to try one out before spending a lot of money was very helpful.
The E-Bike Lending Library is hosted in Hanover by Sustainable Hanover in conjunction with Hanover Bike Walk, UVEBI, the Town of Hanover and Vital Communities with e-bikes and reservations generously provided by Local Motion from Burlington!
2021 TRAVELING UPPER VALLEY
E-BIKE LENDING LIBRARY
Local Motion has partnered with dedicated volunteers from the Upper Valley to bring an E-bike Lending Library to multiple towns. Four e-bikes will be traveling around the Upper Valley and available to borrow for set loan periods.
Upper Valley Ebike Library "e-bike fleet”*
* RadWagon 3 Electric Cargo Bike made by Rad Power Bikes retail price = $1499 available only online; with assembly available at Cowbell Mobile Bike Shop , or Omer + Bob’s [See Rad Power purchase discount for E-Bike Library participants]
* DIY Conversion Kit based on a 2000 Specialized Hard Rock Mountain 2020 retail price (parts) = $810 ($683 motor, battery; $127 new tires, brakes, and accessories)
*DIY Conversion Kit based on a Finiss MX307 Passion 2021 retail price (parts) = $1100 ($150 bike value, $442 motor, $422 battery, $82 chain & accessories)
*Prices subject to change. These prices represent retail prices at the time of the lending library.