E-Bike Rebate Program for BED Customers


Burlington Electric Department is offering its customers $200 off an electric bike or conversion kit at four Burlington bike retail shops.

Bring your ID along with a piece of mail with your name and Burlington address to receive a $200 point-of-sale rebate on an e-bike or e-bike conversion kit.

How do I receive a rebate?
To receive a $200 rebate on an e-bike or conversion kit, you must be a current Burlington Electric customer (in other words, you must be a current Burlington resident or purchasing on behalf of a Burlington business). The rebate may be redeemed at a participating retail shop in Burlington.

ebike Vendors
Visit these Burlington bicycle shops for more information:
Old Spokes HomeNorth Star SportsSkirack, or Outdoor Gear Exchange.

Simply bring your ID and proof of residency – like a Burlington Electric Department bill – or a letter addressed to your Burlington home with your name on it into the shop at the time of purchase. $200 will be taken off your purchase right there at the time of purchase!

Better yet…Old Spokes Home is matching with an additional $200 rebate for the first 50 customers to purchase an e-bike or conversion kit in their shop.

What is an e-bike? What is a converted e-bike?
An e-bike is a bicycle that includes an electric motor powered by a battery. Most e-bikes have pedal-assist, which means the motor helps you pedal depending on the level of assistance you choose. Your legs feel bionic! Some e-bike models also offer a throttle button, so you don’t even need to pedal.

A converted e-bike is a conventional bike with an electric motor and battery installed. Different types of conversion kits are mid-drive, front hub, and rear hub – these describe where the electric motor is. Conversion kits can be installed on most conventional bikes. Watch the video above for more info on e-bikes!

What is the benefit of an e-bike?
E-bikes are incredible. You ride an e-bike like a conventional bike, but less effort is required to go the same speed and distance. Or you, can go farther and faster with the same amount of effort. Either way, you get from A to B with no sweaty armpits, less out-of-breath, and tons of fun. With an e-bike, you can replace a second car or even your only car. Cargo e-bikes can carry your kids, your groceries, and you can even add a trailer to haul a couple hundred pounds of gear.



Local Motion
For more information about e-bikes, contact our project partner Local Motion.

This program is dedicated to the memory of Karen Freudenberger – passionate community activist, avid e-bike rider and indefatigable promoter of social justice and peace.