Old Spokes Home’s E-bike Program - Providing Affordable, Convenient, Transportation
E-bike motors assist bicycle riders as they pedal, making longer distances and hills manageable. They are powered by batteries that can be removed and charged at a standard wall outlet; fully charged batteries can power an e-bike for 20 – 40 miles depending on the level of assist used.
Old Spokes Home and partners’ programs consist of the following elements that can make e-bikes more accessible to low-wage Vermonters who choose to forego the cost of an individual motor vehicle for transportation.
BED and GMP instant rebate program
Old Spokes Home partners with Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power who provide $200 instant rebates for any of their customers who purchase an electric bicycle.
Any BED or GMP customer
Opportunities Credit Union loans
0% interest low-barrier loans from Opportunities Credit Union (OCU)
Old Spokes Home partners with Opportunities Credit Union to provide 0% financing for qualifying customers seeking a loan to purchase an e-bike for transportation. OCU will work with customers with no or poor credit history to help them qualify and set monthly payments at $50 or less.
Made possible by a generous grant from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) Founder's Fund - THANKS!
Subsidized Sales of Electric Bikes at Old Spokes Home
Old Spokes Home will subsidize the price of top of the line electric bike models that it carries so Everybody Bikes customers who are referred by partner organizations can access quality e-bikes for transportation for as low as $1,375.
Customer monthly income is $2,127 or below for family of 1, $2,873 family of 2, $3,620 family of 3, & $4,367 family of 4+ and they are using the e-bike to access employment.
Made possible by a generous grant from the Canaday Foundation - THANKS!
Vermont Employment Transportation Initiative (VETI) Creative Workforce Solutions voucher program
Old Spokes Home partners with Creative Workforce Solutions (CWS) who provides VETI vouchers for employment-related transportation. Customers working with a CWS participating agency may be eligible for a voucher to help cover the cost of an electric bike. Contact Mark Kenney for more information.
Referral from CWS partner for transportation assistance.
Need affordable, convenient transportation?
Stop by the shop at 331 N. Winooski Ave in Burlington and ask for Kelly or Laura or email one of our E-bike Ambassadors - Jorge at email@example.com or Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org - to schedule a test ride.