There’s no doubt about it: E-bikes are having a moment in the Mile High City. Denver residents claimed May’s bike rebate vouchers in five minutes yesterday, and e-bike sales are outselling electric vehicles. Not only are e-bikes popular, but they’re also a key climate solution.
Is the e-bike rebate voucher program working?
The city’s e-bike rebate voucher program has put over 5,000 e-bikes in the hands of Denver residents since it launched a year ago. It’s also becoming a model across the nation, including for an upcoming statewide program. A recent report estimated that in the next year, e-bikes from our rebate program will:
- Support over 30 local bike shops
- Prevent 2,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions
- Save Denverites nearly $1 million in fuel costs
1 in 3 e-bike riders from our rebate program are new to biking: here are some good things to know for our growing cycling community:
- Register your bike
- Use Denver’s bike map to navigate safely around the city. The city has installed 137 miles bike lanes in the last five years and is also collecting feedback on our trail system.
- Learn the rules of the road (a helpful refresher for drivers too)
- Wear a helmet
- Lock up your bike
How else is the city getting more e-bikes on the road?
- Deploying e-cargo bikes at small businesses to replace delivery trips from vehicles.
- Offering e-bike libraries in several neighborhoods for free use. The e-bike libraries provide easy access to e-bikes to community members through a simple bike-sharing program.
Summer is prime biking weather; say hi to our team at:
- E-Bike Rider Rally and Breakfast on Saturday, June 10
- ¡Viva! Streets Denver which closes down 3.5 miles of downtown streets