Commuting by eBike

This eBike Commuter Hub features many spokes on the wheel to becoming part of the movement in our community for cleaner air and sustainable transportation
Click here for info on Ebike rebates and vouchers for municipalities around Boulder County.

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We want to know how YOU use your ebike for commuting. Take four short surveys over the next year about how many miles you ride.
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eBikes & Teens

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Ebike buyer's guide

These are the two different ebike categorizations: classes and styles. The 3 Classes describe the pedal assist and max speed of each bike. There are dozens of styles of ebikes, but these three are some of the most common. The 3 Classes of ebikes come in many styles, so you can mix and match the categories depending on your intended bike use, preference of motor assist, and of course, personal style!
Our friends at REI have created this video (and much of the above descriptions) to show you the differences in styles, classes and motors:

You may also be Deciding Between a Regular ebike, Cargo e-bike or adaptive ebike

You should be aware of a few important factors when you choose which type of bike. If you are thinking of applying for a cargo bike or an adaptive bike, we strongly recommend you test ride a cargo ebike at a local shop.
  1. e-Cargo bikes can be a game-changer for parents to drop off/pick up kids from school, though they do take more room to store, are heavier, harder to ride and harder to park. If you are just carrying groceries or everyday purchases, a regular ebike will be sufficient and easier to use. You can carry most items in panniers, basket or on the rack of a regular ebike.
  2. E-Tricycles are not neccesarily easier to ride. While traditional two-wheelers are narrow and have a relatively small turning radius, e-trikes tend to require more space to turn and may be difficult to manage. While e-trikes are good for some people, a regular e-bike is probably easier for most people. 
  3. If you require an adaptive ebike, please consult with a bike shop before applying for the voucher to determine which bike is appropriate for you. 
Our friends at REI created this video (and much of the above language) to help you narrow down the right ebike for you: