Want to try out an electric bicycle? Norwich Public Library is hosting e-Bikes beginning August 8!
The e-Bikes are made possible through Burlington-based Local Motion and their program sponsors and partners. The e-Bikes are available to borrow for four-day loan periods, and Norwich Public Library will host the bikes for five weeks. NPL has worked with Vital Communities and the Norwich Energy Committee to bring the e-Bikes to Norwich.
How it Works
e-Bike reservations are made through Local Motion’s online booking page. All loans start on a Thursday and end on the following Tuesday. Pick-up and drop-off must take place during Norwich Public Library’s open hours. After reserving an e-Bike, a Local Motion staff member will contact you to confirm pick-up and drop-off times. Please wait for confirmation from a Local Motion staff member before heading to the library for pick-up (you will receive a response from a staff member at Local Motion within 24 hours).
Locks and bicycle helmets will circulate with the e-Bikes and will be available at the library’s circulation desk during pick-up. For the RedWagon e-bike, child seats are available.
As of August 8, all four-day e-Bike slots have been booked!
We are thrilled about the tremendous interest! For folks still hoping to try out an e-Bike, NPL and the Norwich Energy Committee invite you to drop in at the library between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on four Wednesdays beginning August 14 for half-hour e-Bike test rides on a first come, first serve basis.
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Norwich Public Library is a shared space where the community can gather, make connections and enrich their lives. Hosting e-Bikes is but one way the library partners with community organizations to bring unexpected resources and opportunities to its patrons.
Soon, cyclists will be able to fix their two-wheeled transportation at the library’s new bike repair station and park their bike at a new bike rack. Bike fix-it stations will be available 24-7 and accessible even when the doors are closed!