Here’s an opportunity to borrow an E-Bike. The Quechee Library is taking reservations for 24 hour loans on an e-bike brought here in a special program sponsored by Local Motion.Org and facilitated by the Hartford Energy Commission and Vital Communities. Loan availability is April 19-May 6. Concurrently there are additional e-bikes at the Hartford Town Hall. Plan to ride away and back from the library as racks are not to be used. Borrowers must be 18 or older.
Local Motion’s Upper Valley E-bike Lending Library will be able to check out an e-bike from Hartford Town Hall (3 bikes) for 3-5 days, or from the Quechee Library (1 bike) for 1 day. To make a reservation go to: https://www.localmotion.org/upper_valley_ebike_lending_library
The fleet includes a variety of bikes at different price points, including a cargo bike with a rear rack and several standard bikes, all with an electric assist that helps riders get around with less effort and scale hills that previously seemed impossible. E-bikes are a transportation option that is becoming more familiar and necessary, and the goal of this program is to introduce Vermonters to how they can be incorporated into everyday life and replace car trips. From commuting to work to picking up groceries and carrying kids to school, e-bikes provide an extra boost of power that makes miles feel shorter and cargo feel lighter.
The safety of customers and staff is our top priority, so Local Motion and Upper Valley Lending Library volunteers are adhering to all COVID-19 related government safety regulations and recommendations. The bikes are cleaned and disinfected between users, and masks for staff and customers are required at pick-up.