This past weekend VBike held its 1st Brattleboro Bike Rollcall to showcase the e-cargo bike and e-bike riders in Brattleboro. This event brought together a fine sampling of some of the inspired "first wave" of adopters - families, households, seniors and others – that are bringing an amazing level of recognition to Brattleboro (and to its bike shops) as an exciting leader in innovative bike transportation solutions.
Best of all we're leaving behind a 1950's model of car-centric lifestyles and moving forward with a way to get around that actually nourishes our relationships to our bodies, improves our communities, keeps us local, provides us with an appropriate response to the realities of the 21st century, and is just a thrill that keeps our senses in the world rather than confined to the interior of an automobile.
VBike is now setting the stage for a second wave of human-powered assisted vehicles in the spring 2017 by greatly expanding our electric cargo bike fleet and developing a fleet of e-bikes and e-trikes for seniors and people with special needs. It all about bike mobility without limitations. We want to transcend as much as possible age, skill level, physical shape, family size, or biking experience. We're also working on developing an extensive project in Burlington (more on that in another post) and will be extending our work to towns like Bellows Falls and Bethel. We'll also be doing some exciting things in other places that start with letters other than "B".