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CT residents are about to save big on e-bike purchases throughout the state.

According to Metro News 24/7:

"A new state program allows CT residents to receive a large cash rebate when purchasing an e-bike. Starting tomorrow (6/28/23), people who buy e-bikes in-person, from state retailers can receive a rebate of between 500 and 1500 dollars. The rebate program was created last year as part of the Connecticut Clean Air Act passed by the State Legislature." 

Electric scooters in a city available for rent
Garrett Aitken

The concept sounds great, more e-bikes should lead to a reduction in gas guzzling motor vehicles spraying exhaust into the skies, right? Sure, it could work in certain cities but if you plan on driving from New Milford to Ridgefield, the e-bike may not be for you.

We spoke about this on the Tuesday edition (6/27/23) of the I-95 Morning Show, listen below.

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When we were young a motorcycle was the dream, you either wanted a Harley or what we called a "crotch rocket." You would not be caught dead on a moped or anything resembling one but the world has come a long way. Not only can you ride on an electric scooter but you can do it while wearing crocs and white socks pulled up to your knees.

Young man riding electric scooter. Vector illustration

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If you're anything like me you spend most of your days hiding your inner child waiting to break out. No one particularly likes "adulting" and corporate life can really drain the joy right out of your body. So, when it comes time to recreate we all deserve a chance to really kick off the dust. We want to run barefoot, swim, hike and eat smores fireside. If any of what I just said sounds like you, I've got the perfect break for you. Sorry, I mean I have 7 Outdoor Adventures that are just waiting for you.

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Photo: Aurora Photography
Photo: Aurora Photography


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