E-Bikes for Everyone
Up to $1,000 to purchase an e-bike
E-Bikes for Everyone helps eligible residents purchase a new e-bike. The incentive – up to $1,000 – will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If selected, you will have six weeks (42 days) to purchase your new e-bike.
The rebate is for up to $1,000 or 80% of the purchase price, whichever is less. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more details
Are you eligible?
To qualify for E-Bikes for Everyone, you must meet the following:
- Live in San Mateo County or the City of Los Banos
- Show proof of any ONE of the following:
- Clipper START
- Residency in Affordable Housing, Public Housing, or Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
- California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) or Family Electrical Rate Assistance Program (FERA)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Free or Reduced National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
*Count only yourself plus any spouse and/or dependents you have.
** Adjusted gross income for your household; calculations based on 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (2021)
If you have additional questions about eligibility, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
How it works
Step 1: Complete the application
If you need assistance completing the application or support in person, contact Senior Coastsiders or El Concilio (Hablamos Español)
Step 2: If approved, we will email you a unique approval code and details on how to purchase your e-bike from a participating bike shop.
Step 3: Purchase your e-bike
- Purchase price (excluding tax) must be $3,000 or less
- Must have operable pedals and an electric motor of less than or equal to 750 watts
- All classes (Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3) are eligible
- Must be new
- Conversion kits, scooters, and mopeds are not eligible
- Accessories, bike locks, helmets not included
- Assembly fees may be included
Partnership with Senior Coastsiders & El Concilio
If you prefer to complete an application in person or over the phone, you may contact one of our partners below:
- Senior Coatsiders at (650) 726-9056 or go to their office in-person at 925 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
- El Concilio at (650) 373-1080 or go to their office in-person at 3180 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
Partnership with the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition
We are partnering with SVBC to provide more opportunities to learn about e-bikes. Whether you are just curious about e-bikes or you already bought your e-bike, they have something for you! They are offering free trainings, group rides, giveaways, and additional resources to help you.
Visit the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition website