…..it may not, actually.
Here at Cascade Bicycle Club, we stage a lot of outreach and encouragement events such as the commuter stations on F5 Bike to Work Day, Bridging with Bikes, or other random acts of bike love. Our little secret is that more often than not we stage these events using cars.
The irony of this is not lost on us either.
But the bulk and weight of a tent, tables, food and materials requires some serious cargo capacity. Fortunately, cargo bikes are gaining momentum and several companies are jumping on the bike trailer bandwagon, as recently reported by the Sightline Institute.
It was with pride and pleasure that Cascade staged our most recent outreach gig entirely by bike. We used a 2’x5’ flat bed trailer generously loaned out to us by Haulin’ Colin from their magical Georgetown factory. The trailer (and the event) were a hit!
Cascade is not alone in substituting bike trailers for the company car. Local musician John Teske can now be seen hauling his 45-pound, 6’4″ double bassto performances on a custom-built bicycle crafted by Haulin’ Colin, as featured by the Seattle Times.
Do you use a bicycle as your company car? Or have a cool cargo setup that allows you to tow multiple kids, pets and/or a week’s worth of groceries? Please share in the Comments, including pictures if possible!