New E-Bike Purchase Program

December 15, 2023
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Systemwide Procurement is thrilled to unveil a groundbreaking initiative born out of the UC UAW agreement ratified in December 2022โ€”the new E-Bike Purchase Program!

Why E-Bikes?ย 

In our commitment to sustainability and accessibility, we're launching this program to offer students, staff, and faculty an affordable and eco-friendly transportation alternative. E-bikes not only revolutionize your commute but also contribute to creating a greener and more vibrant campus environment. ๐ŸŒ

Benefits of E-Bikes:

๐Ÿšฒ Accessible: Say goodbye to expensive commutes! The E-Bike Purchase Program makes sustainable transportation accessible to everyone.

๐ŸŒฑ Eco-Friendly: Reduce your carbon footprint and be part of the solution for a cleaner, greener planet.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Health and Wellness: Embrace an active lifestyle and enjoy the health benefits of cycling while getting to your destination.

How It Works

Ready to ride into a sustainable future? Here's how to get rolling with the UC E-Bike Purchase Program:

  1. Eligibility: Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to participate and purchase!
  2. Explore Options: Discover a range of E-bike models that suit your style and needs. We partnered with four awarded vendors, offering a range of eBike models, cost-effective pricing, maintenance support, and a commitment to promoting eco-friendly transportation solutions. (Click E-Bike links below or download E-Bikes Purchase Program PDF below to explore E-Bike options and register your UC email address to review company catalogs.)
  3. Affordability: Discounts on certain models range 15%-60% off retail. Some individuals may even qualify for free E-Bikes, based on the future CARB incentive program.
  4. Ride Happy: Once you've made your selection, purchase the model that fits your needs, and pedal away, enjoying the perks of a greener commute!
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Join the Movement

Ride1Up E-Bike on campus

Let's turn our campuses into hubs of sustainability and shared adventure! Embrace the future of transportation with the UC E-Bike Purchase Program (details in PDF below). ๐ŸŒŸ

Download the UC E-Bikes Purchase Program PDF (below) for more details on how you can be part of this exciting journey toward a more sustainable, healthy and connected UC community. Use the hyperlinks within the document to register your UC email address and peruse the vendor catalogs.

UC E-Bikes Purchase Program Overview.pdf
E-Bike Purchase Program overview with details on available models, purchasing instructions, safety, trainings and student ambassador programs.

Program Background

We invited qualified E-Bike suppliers to submit proposals for evaluation around certain specifications via a systemwide RFP. These specifications were designed meet the future CARB incentive program which could potentially provide free eBikes to qualified individuals. Our objective was to select partners who can help us successfully implement this program, enhancing the overall student experience and fostering environmental stewardship on our campus.

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