Electrify your ride with these rebate programs

Imagine if you could replace your daily car commute with a sweat-free ride on a pedal assist e-bike. Or, if your bike trip to the grocery store was made easier by a pedal assist with racks and the ability to safely haul your biggest shopping load. The extensive bike paths of the Roaring Fork Valley make valley commutes and errands a breeze. Now, with local and statewide rebate programs, buying an e-bike is just as easy.

Here are a few key programs geared to get you out of the car and onto the paths with a new pedal assist bike purchased at Basalt Bike and Ski.

Holy Cross Energy

Glenwood Springs, Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, and Gunnison Counties

Holy Cross Energy is offering a $50 rebate when you purchase up to two e-bikes per household for running errands or commuting to work. From the website: 

Head to a local retailer or order your E-Bike online. Two e-bikes per household limit. To qualify for the program, you must be an active HCE member in good standing, and intend to use the E-Bike to offset vehicle miles. To get your E-Bike rebate, complete the online rebate application.

Click here for more information and to apply today!

Town of Basalt

Bike Basalt: Everyone, Everywhere, Emissions Free!

With this rebate program launching on June 1, full-time Basalt residents can receive a rebate certificate for $250 off an e-bike purchase at Basalt Bike and Ski. To receive the rebate, residents need to sign a commuter pledge to use the e-bike to replace a minimum of three vehicle trips per week. The town will also host an e-bike event in Willits on June 17 to educate participants on e-bike safety, etiquette and maintenance.

Follow the Town of Basalt on Facebook for updates.

State of Colorado

Colorado Energy Office

A bill slated to go into effect in early summer 2023 titled Air Quality Improvement Investments includes the creation of a program to provide rebates for purchases “purchases of electric bicycles and equipment used for commuting purposes to individuals in low- and moderate-income households, businesses, or nonprofit organizations (program participants) or bicycle shops that sell electric bicycles to program participants at discounted prices.” Details are TBD on how much the rebates will be. 

Stay updated on the CEO website.
May 31, 2023 — Manasseh Franklin