e-Bikes Available for Curbside Loan and Test Rides

Want to try out an electric bicycle? Norwich Public Library is once again hosting e-Bikes beginning Monday, June 29. 

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 three weeks. NPL has worked with the Norwich Energy Committee to bring the e-Bikes to Norwich.

Reserving an e-Bike

e-Bike reservations are made through Local Motion’s online booking page. All loan periods begin on a Thursday and end on the Sunday. Pick-up and drop-off must take place during a curbside appointment. After reserving an e-Bike, an Energy Committee member will contact you to confirm pick-up and drop-off times. Please wait for confirmation from a volunteer before heading to the library for pick-up. The library is currently only offering curbside pickup services and the physical building is closed. 

There are three different e-bikes to try out for loan (two pictured below). Locks and bicycle helmets will circulate with the e-Bikes and will be available during curbside pick-up. For the RedWagon e-bike, child seats are available. 

Test Rides @ NPL

Test rides are available for 90-minute sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and can be reserved through Local Motion’s online booking page.

All e-Bikes will be cleaned through a vetted process and test ride and loan pickups and drop-offs follow social distancing guidelines.

Rad Power Bikes RadWagons are available for four-day loans and come with an optional child seats to attach to the cargo area of the bike.







Specialized Turbo Como available for four-day loan.