For anyone interested - the Adelaide cargo bike fans are having a community picnic next weekend to share their machines and discuss doing more with bikes for everyday transport. It is amazing how a cargo bike can change the way you think and feel about transport - allowing kids to be taken to school, family shopping to be done, camping trips and general urban load carrying duties that far exceed the capacity of a normal bike or bicycle trailer.
For those of you new to cargo bikes they come in all different shapes and sizes. There are 'long tail', long wheel based machines such as Xtracycle, Kona Ute, Yuba andSurly Big Dummy - through to box bikes both of the two wheel and tricycle variety such as the Dutch Bike and Christiania
I will be there with both a box bike and an customized Xtracycle - the nice thing about the Xtracycle is that it allows you to turn an old MTB into a dedicated load hauling machine at minimal cost (a great product!)
I am looking forward to Dutching it up for the day and having a go on a box bike. It's really smart of bike distributors to let people have a come and try day at the grass roots community level.
I'll be there with my Yuba Mundo, and with a Chariot child trailer.
Fingers crossed for nice weather!
I will be there with my christiania , cant wait !
So I get to ride the box bike!
with Derek of course
So far we are expecting a Yuba with electric motor, Xtracycles, a box bike, a Christiania, hopefully a Dutch box bike, a Bullet and Surly Big Dummy.....
Oooh, hope you didn't get any cross winds.
Nice to know that the ACC cargo bike is now available. Purchased at my request but a delay in making it available. (insurance?)
We need someone to pick this cargo bike up from the South West Community Centre (171 Sturt Road) in the city on Sunday morning, and return it on Monday morning. Any volunteers? It'd be great to get that bike along.