Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library

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Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library

About Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library

The Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library is a selection of four e-bikes of assorted styles and retail costs, from a “cargo e-bike” that can haul groceries or kids to a lighter-weight “commuter e-bike.” People can borrow and try these e-bikes for free to discover what e-bikes are really like and consider whether one could become part of their everyday lives. So far, more than a third of the people who have borrowed Library bikes said they plan to buy one of their own.

In 2022, the Library will travel to 13 Upper Valley towns and one workplace (Hypertherm). While the e-bike is stationed in a particular place, residents from that town (or employees of the workplace) can sign up to borrow one of the e-bikes for 1-3 days. Many of the articulating towns also will hold “Demo Days” at which people can see all four e-bikes and take them for quick spins.

HOW TO BOOK A BIKE
Step 1: Find your town's name listed below. If you do not see your town, the booking schedule is not live yet. Check back approximately one month before your town's start date to book.
Step 2: Click on the bike photo to see the description of the e-bike's specific features, and details on how to manage pickups and drop offs of the e-bikes in your town.
Step 3: Click "BOOK" on the town-bike pairing of your preference.

Questions? Email anna@vitalcommunities.org to get connected to your local town representative

Don't see your town listed yet? Local town schedules will be posted approximately 1 month before the first reservation date. When choosing an E-Bike Booking Slot from the list below, be sure to choose your town of residence or work!

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Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library

Upper Valley E-Bike Lending Library

Prices

HANOVER DEMO DAY #1 (6/11) Test-ride 1 or more of ...

Try one or more from a selection of e-bikes of assorted styles and retail costs, in a one-hour slot, with potential options ranging from a “cargo e-bike” that can haul groceries or kids to a lighter-weight “commuter e-bi...

HANOVER DEMO DAY #2 (6/18) Test-ride 1 or more of ...

Try one or more from a selection of e-bikes of assorted styles and retail costs, in a one-hour slot, with potential options ranging from a “cargo e-bike” that can haul groceries or kids to a lighter-weight “commuter e-bi...

HANOVER DEMO DAY #3 (6/25) Test-ride 1 or more of ...

Try one or more from a selection of e-bikes of assorted styles and retail costs, in a one-hour slot, with potential options ranging from a “cargo e-bike” that can haul groceries or kids to a lighter-weight “commuter e-bi...

HANOVER: Bianchi Two Day Loan

Bianchi Cortina with an E-bike Conversion Kit 
This Traditional upright riding position e-bike is great for riding around town while doing errands, commuting to work, or enjoying the day.

HANOVER: RadMini Step-Thru-2 Two Day Loan

This affordable version of a Brompton folding e-bike has a strong 750 Watt motor and large battery while still being able to fold down to a small size for better portability and storage.

HANOVER: RadWagon - Two Day Loan

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.

HANOVER: Specialized Turbo Como - Two Day Loan

This e-bike feels like a rocket ship (if you want it to). Its oversized road tires absorb bumps and cracks in the road. The e-assist propels you over hills and across flats.

Hartland - Demo Days - Try 1,2,3, or all 4 e-bike...

Hartland - Demo Days - Try 1,2,3, or all 4 e-bikes! Try one from a selection of e-bikes of assorted styles and retail costs, in a one hour and fifteen minute slot, with potential options ranging from a ''cargo e-bike'' ...

Hartland: Bianchi - Overnight Loan

Bianchi Cortina with an E-bike Conversion Kit 
This Traditional upright riding position e-bike is great for riding around town while doing errands, commuting to work, or enjoying the day.

Hartland: RadMini Step-Thru 2 - Overnight Loan

This affordable version of a Brompton folding e-bike has a strong 750 Watt motor and large battery while still being able to fold down to a small size for better portability and storage.

Hartland: RadWagon - Overnight Loan

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.

Hartland: Specialized Turbo Como - Overnight Loan

This e-bike feels like a rocket ship (if you want it to). Its oversized road tires absorb bumps and cracks in the road. The e-assist propels you over hills and across flats.

Norwich VT - DEMO DAYS 5/14 and 5/21 - Try a varie...

Try one from a selection of e-bikes of assorted styles and retail costs, in a one-hour slot, with potential options ranging from a “cargo e-bike” that can haul groceries or kids to a lighter-weight “commuter e-bike.

Norwich VT Specialized Turbo Como - Overnight Loan

This e-bike feels like a rocket ship (if you want it to). Its oversized road tires absorb bumps and cracks in the road. The e-assist propellers you over hills and across flats.

Norwich VT: Bianchi - Overnight Loan

This Bianchi Cortina with an E-bike Conversion Kit  features a traditional upright riding position and is great for riding around town while doing errands, commutes to work, or enjoying the day.

Norwich VT: RadMini Step-Thru 2 - Overnight Loan

This affordable version of a Brompton folding e-bike has a strong 750 Watt motor and large battery while still being able to fold down to a small size for better portability and storage.

Norwich VT: RadWagon - Overnight Loan

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.

Thetford - RadWagon - 2 Day Loan

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.

Thetford: Bianci - 2 Day Loan

Bianchi Cortina with an E-bike Conversion Kit 
This Traditional upright riding position e-bike is great for riding around town while doing errands, commuting to work, or enjoying the day.

Thetford: RadMini Step-Thru 2 - 2 Day Loan

This affordable version of a Brompton folding e-bike has a strong 750 Watt motor and large battery while still being able to fold down to a small size for better portability and storage.

Thetford: Specialized Turbo Como - 2 Day Loan

This e-bike feels like a rocket ship (if you want it to). Its oversized road tires absorb bumps and cracks in the road. The e-assist propels you over hills and across flats.


Terms & Conditions

Important Borrowing Details!
- Paperwork: You must sign a liability waiver.
- Helmet and lock: we'll supply you with both if you want, but feel free to use your own. (also free!)
- Overnight storage: You must be able to store bikes in a locked indoor location to be eligible to borrow a bike! We're sorry if you can't, but we can't afford to lose them! Also, note that some of the bikes are heavy so some bikes won't be able to go upstairs. See each bike for weights below.
- Transport from pick-up: Ideally, you will ride the e-bike home. If that is not possible, you will need to transport the bike in a truck, van, SUV, or car trunk with the seats down. It really depends on which bike since some are quite large. We cannot send e-bikes out on car bike racks due to the risk of rack failure (it has happened).
- Cargo: When carrying heavy items, be sure to balance the weight on both sides of the bike to prevent wobbly and sketchy riding.