E-Bikes for Everyone

The E-Bikes for Everyone program is currently closed

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:

  1. Live in San Mateo County or the City of Los Banos
  2. 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)

Number of People*
Maximum Annual Income**

*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 (2023)

If you have additional questions about eligibility, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Please refer to the program Terms & Conditions prior to application.

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

E-Bike requirements

  • 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

Learn more about e-bikes

We are partnering with the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition 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.

Attend an intro to e-bikes webinar! At this event, you can learn about the things to consider when you buy your e-bike. For example: what types of e-bikes are there? What are the benefits of e-bikes? How can you keep yourself and your e-bike safe? Join us to find out which e-bike is right for you. 

Upcoming “Intro to E-Bike” dates: 

Want to learn about E-Bikes? Visit our information page to learn the basics