Library E-Bike Program

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine, in partnership with the MaineDOT, is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot Maine Library E-bike Loan Program, through which residents with library cards at participating libraries can borrow Class I electric-assist bicycles and explore how they can help with car-free personal transportation. 

The BCM/MaineDOT LIbrary program hosts electric assist bicycles that members of participating libraries can borrow like books and use for a few days. The goal is to let more people see how practical and fun e-bikes are! 

The pilot program will see the library bikes rotated through six libraries for a month at a time. 

Participating Libraries include

June
Scarborough Public Library (https://scarboroughlibrary.org/)

Prince Memorial Library – Cumberland(https://www.princememorial.org/)

Walker Memorial Library – Westbrook (https://www.westbrookmaine.com/826/Library)

July 

Rockland Public Library (https://rocklandmaine.gov/municipal/departments/library/)

Kennebunk Free Library (https://www.kennebunklibrary.org/)

Orrington Public Library (https://orringtonlibrary.wordpress.com/)

We are looking for more libraries to participate! If your library is interested, please contact Dan Bassett at dbassett@bikemaine.org


E-Bike Borrowing Requirements – Library User

  • Persons interested in borrowing an e-bike must complete this waiver and borrower agreement. USE OF THE E-BIKES IS AT THE BORROWER’S OWN RISK.
  • Persons interested in borrowing a bicycle and wishing to move it with a car should note that only wheel tray style racks attached via a trailer receiver hitch are permissible for use with these bikes. The bicycles weigh more than 50 pounds and cannot be carried on any strap on racks. The bikes can only be moved inside of cars or trucks, or on a sturdy receiver hitch rack. 
Bicycle Coalition of Maine