UBC E-Bike Subsidy Program

Looking to rent or purchase an e-bike? Zygg is offering subsidies to help make e-bike ownership more affordable.

UBC Try an E-bike Trial Program Available

Hey! Not ready for the commitment of purchasing or renting a bike?

Zygg is offering free trials for faculty and staff through our Try an E-bike program, available until October 31st.

If you are interested in e-bikes in general and would like to test-ride a Zygg, booking is available at the bottom of this page.

UBC has partnered with Zygg to allow UBC staff and faculty to subscribe to e-bike rentals and purchase, lease, or Rent-to-Own any e-bike from Zygg at significantly discounted rates. This program is available until December 31st, 2024, and is independent of all other subsidies and discounts. Zygg is a subscription-based e-bike service that offers monthly e-bike rentals.

Program Information 

The subsidy allows all eligible participants to purchase, lease, rent-to-own, and subscribe to Zygg e-bikes at significantly discounted rates. See below for eligibilities and registration.


All current UBC Point Grey Campus faculty and staff who are 18 years old or older at the time of participation are eligible for the subsidy.

All registrants must provide a valid UBC ID Card and Proof of Employment (pay slip or employment verification letter) to qualify for the subscription/purchase discount. You can obtain these through Workday by following these guides:

All customers must:

  • Pay with a credit card or debit card from a Canadian bank in your name
  • Sign the Subscription Agreement
  • Provide photo ID with your home address, or a Photo ID alongside proof of residence (e.g., phone/utility bill)
  • Have safe indoor parking (no front porches or backyards)

Registration and Pricing

The program will run until December 31st for faculty and staff. View available options and register here.

For eligible UBC employment groups, the remaining balance of an e-bike purchase or subscription can be billed towards your personal spending account. Eligible staff are responsible for coordinating billing using their personal spending account. For further information on this, please click here.


Have a question about the program?  Reach out to active.transport@ubc.ca.