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An electric bike can take you farther and faster than a conventional bike, while still providing exercise and the thrill and exhilaration of biking.
Plus, BED is now offering incentives to help offset the cost.

E-Bike Lending Library

Lending Library

Want to try before you buy? Local Motion now gives you an opportunity to borrow an e-bike.

E-Bike $200 Rebate

$200 Instant Rebate

We are offering our customers $200 off an electric bike at Burlington bike retail shops.

CarShare Vermont

CarShare Vermont

Burlingtonians who buy an e-bike are eligible for a free CarShare Vermont's "Share-a-Little" membership.


$200 E-Bike Instant Rebate

If you are a current Burlington resident (or purchasing on behalf of a Burlington business), bring your ID along with a piece of mail with your name and Burlington address to receive a $200 point-of-sale rebate on an e-bike. The rebate may be redeemed at a participating retail shop.

E-Bike Dealers
Visit these bicycle shops for more information:
Old Spokes Home, North Star Sports, Skirack, Betty's Bikes, RAD-Innovations, or Outdoor Gear Exchange, Earl's Cyclery & Fitness.

Convert Your Bike to an E-bike

Are you interested in converting your traditional bike to an electric bike? If one of our Burlington-based providers converts your bike to an electric bike, BED will provide a $200 point-of-sale rebate on kits purchased and installed at the local provider. If you are unable to locate a Burlington-based provider that will convert your bike to an electric bike, but are able to locate a Vermont-based provider that will install a conversion kit on your bike, send a copy of the invoice for the kit and installation and proof of your Burlington residency to for rebate processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an e-bike? 
An e-bike is a bicycle that includes an electric motor powered by a battery. Most e-bikes have pedal-assist, which means the motor helps you pedal depending on the level of assistance you choose. Your legs feel bionic. Watch the video above for more info on e-bikes!

What is the benefit of an e-bike?
E-bikes are incredible. You ride an e-bike like a conventional bike, but less effort is required to go the same speed and distance. Or you, can go farther and faster with the same amount of effort. Either way, you get from A to B with no sweaty armpits, less out-of-breath, and tons of fun. With an e-bike, you can replace a second car or even your only car. Cargo e-bikes can carry your kids, your groceries, and you can even add a trailer to haul a couple hundred pounds of gear.

Why is the rebate only available through local bike shops?
The rebate is only available through local bike shops for several reasons. Primarily, it assures that all e-bikes incentivized through the program are ones that the shops can stand behind, and that can be serviced locally. In addition, the rebate keeps funds circulating in the local economy, allows us to give you a rebate immediately, and helps streamline the administration of the program.

Local Motion

Local Motion

For more information about e-bikes, contact our project partner Local Motion.

Karen Freudenberger

Karen Freudenberger

This program is dedicated to the memory of Karen Freudenberger – passionate community activist, avid e-bike rider and indefatigable promoter of social justice and peace.



Get a free bike consultation on electric bikes, e-cargo bikes, and more from VBike.