E-Bikes are Working for Denver 

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: 

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: 

Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28.