Applications for the first round of vouchers accepted July 6 through July 19.

First round of applications opens July 6.

Starting July 6, the City of Boulder is offering residents vouchers to pay for part of the cost of a new electric bicycle (e-bike). Through these incentives, the city seeks to expand access to e-bikes and encourage more sustainable ways of travel. This will also help the city better understand the role e-bikes play in advancing Boulder's climate and transportation goals.

There will be two rounds of applications, one in July and another in September, for residents to receive a limited number of vouchers. There are two types of vouchers: standard and income-qualified, with different discount amounts for e-bikes and e-cargo bikes.

Standard vouchers provide a $300 discount for regular e-bikes and $500 for e-cargo bikes. Income-qualified vouchers provide larger discounts to cover more of the upfront cost of an e-bike, offering $1,200 for regular e-bikes and $1,400 for e-cargo bikes. Income-qualified recipients can also receive an additional $200 voucher for safety equipment, such as bike helmets, locks, lights and child seats.

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The portal to apply for the first round of applications will be open from July 6 at 9 a.m. through July 19 at 5 p.m. 200 recipients will be chosen by random selection during the first application round.

Those who do not receive a voucher during the first round may reapply in September. Vouchers will be accepted at participating bike shops across Boulder County but will not be valid for online purchases. Participating bike shops will be reimbursed for vouchers used at their stores.

E-bike incentives are funded by the city's Climate Tax and supported by a partnership with local nonprofit Community Cycles. Visit the city’s E-bike Incentives webpage to learn more and read answers to frequently asked questions.