Last Saturday night a solid group of businesses from the organization Transportland, who use cargo bikes instead automobiles to move people, goods and materials around rode in the Twilight Parade, part of the annual Rose Festival.
Dan Kaufman from Portland based Crank My Chain was on hand and filmed all the action, check it!
Just another day on the daily bike commute! The Pedal cargo bike comes in handy for all kinds of loads, from a new printer for the office to an entire show booth for Sunday Parkways. Most days it gets used for my and Holly the shop dog’s 3.5 mile commute from NE Portland. However, today we needed to bring a folding table and chairs to the shop. No problem for the cargo bike, built by our good friends at Tom’s Cargo Bikes, with room to spare for Holly! Since this is Bike Commute Challenge month, do we get extra credit?
The pedal cargo bike is up and ready to go! Holly is so excited!
Credit goes to Tom at Tom’s Cargo Bikes, Brooker Enterprises for the powder coating and Benn Schonman at Schonman Signs for the decals. Great job guys!
Here’s a link to see the photos:
Cargo Bike Photos
Here it is, the first look at our brand new cargo bike! Tom’s Cargo Bikes has been working on this baby for a month now and boy does it look good! It just came back from the powder coater a few days ago and Tom couldn’t wait to put it together and take it for its maiden voyage. In this picture it doesn’t yet have its kickstand but other than that it’s ready to go!
This bike is almost completely made from recycled materials. Tom used a recycled frame for the rear, a children’s bike for the front and scrap metal for the box. It’s going to be useful for lots of hauling jobs, from Holly the 13yr. old dog, to groceries, building supplies and even humans (hence the sweet bench made from recycled pallets). The seat even has a locking box so you don’t have to haul everything around with you.
The dog can hardly wait! (Me neither actually!)
Here are a few photos of the work in progress:
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