Sleep Dog worked hard. I had a particularly tough assignment for the large stuffed animal and I wasn't sure he was up to the task. I stood next to our bakfiets cargo bike, knelt down and asked my 16-month-old daughter Therese her opinion: "Are you ready to get on the
Posts about cargo bikes like the Surly Big Dummy, Yuba Mundo and Workcycle's front-loading bakfiets.
A twin-sized mattress can be carried on a bike by using the Bikes-at-Work Trailer. If you need a bike trailer just temporarily, you may get lucky and live a city where one might be rented or borrowed. Call your local bike shop to ask around. In the photo above, I
Making sport of cleaning some of the biggest household junk out of our cities and towns. Works best if you have a city dump within biking distance Couch hunting rules 1. Cruise alleyways to find abandoned furniture. 2. Tie down acquired furniture to bike trailer or cargo bike 3. Proceed
This post used to be titled "How to attach a Burley Piccolo to an Xtracycle. While the Surly Big Dummy originally used Xtracycle brand rails and top deck, in 2022 all Xtracycle bikes use 24" rear wheels, which changes the geometry of how the Piccolo would attach and I have
There are a few options carrying a stroller on a cargo bike, like Radwagon, Yuba Mundo, Surly Big Dummy or an Xtracycle. The simplest options is do without. Perhaps a sling will do. If the stroller is to be used primarily on lightly used sidewalks, a bicycle with a child
Update 2022: I wrote this in 2012 when I had all three bikes, and reviewed and refreshed it this year. The basic differences between these models remain unchanged. Enjoy! Cargo bikes are increasingly viable as car-replacement vehicles, but there are some significant differences between the options to choose from. The
own Let's look at cargo bikes vs bike trailers for a couple different cases: first, for everyday, around-town user. Next, we'll consider what's best for a bike tour with children. To qualify my answers, I've owned single wheel trailers like the BOB trailer, two wheeled kid carrying trailers. I've owned