March 5, 2023

Grant helps Routt County Riders distribute e-bikes to locals in need

From Tom Skulski, Steamboat Pilot and Today

CAP Transportation Sector Climate Win – In an effort to increase transportation availability for local low-income citizens and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Routt County Riders is using a $129,000 grant from the Colorado Energy Office to fund a new electric bike access program in the Yampa Valley.  

The program is designed to provide e-bikes to locals who are beneficiaries of any of the following five government agencies — Routt County Department of Human Services, Moffat County Department of Human Services, Integrated Community, LiftUp of Routt County or the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.

To qualify for the program, participants must also have a verifiable income less than 80% of the area median, which is around $57,300 in Routt County, proof of local employment and the ability to use the e-bike for commuter purposes.

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