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Cargo cyclists replace truck drivers

In livable, human-scale cities, a lot of cargo can be moved more efficiently by bike.  The EU is funding a pilot project called CycleLogistics to collect data on just how effectively human powered cargo can be scaled up.  With modest … Continue reading

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A French-Canadian bicycle moving company

Tips on How to do a Bike Move from Déménagement Myette, a commercial bicycle moving company in Montreal.  They have a whole fleet of extra wide Bikes at Work cargo trailers, that carry standard household appliances with ease!  More than … Continue reading

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Recycled buckets for panniers

Buying in bulk, you can get 4 gallon rectangular recycled buckets for about $4 each.  They make great durable, waterproof panniers with a little bit of extra hardware.  Obviously, if you can find them locally for free… that works too!

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Riding with Live Cargo

After I got done moving all my stuff into Masala, I had to return the trailer to Community Cycles.  Tim needed to work on his bike (and renew his membership…) so I gave him a lift out to the shop.  … Continue reading

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Moving Across Boulder by Bike

My friend Bryan, with whom I’ve been living for the last year, is heading off on a round-the-world bike ride for an indeterminate amount of time.   So I had to find a new place to live.  The Masala Co-op had … Continue reading

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The Bicycling Orchardist

My friend Kerry is putting in some fruit trees, and we decided to make a trip out to the CreekSide Tree Nursery on 61st St. near Pearl by bike to pick the first of them up.  It’s fun to serve … Continue reading

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Bicycle Grocery Shopping Made Easy

In our recent survey of Boulder bicyclists, one of the most common reasons people cited for not biking more was that they have too much stuff to carry.  Based on the photo bicycle counts I’ve done around town, I suspect … Continue reading

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The Sperm Bike in Copenhagen

The Sperm Bike in Copenhagen has to be seen to be believed.  It’s a cryogenic dewar, on a long-john style cargo bike, shaped like a giant spermatozoon, used for transporting semen samples from donors to fertility banks around town.  No, … Continue reading

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American Bucket Bikes: CETMA Cargo

Finally, somebody is making long-john style bucket bikes (bakfiets) in the US! That someone is CETMA.  The frames come apart into two pieces so that they can be shipped at somewhat reasonable cost ($300) by ground carriers.  Total cost for … Continue reading

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