Sales of cargo bikes are on the up, and not just in their traditional strongholds of Denmark and the Netherlands. While it is premature to hazard that they might be the next big thing in Dallas cycling, there seems at least to be a clear pattern worldwide of increasing numbers of people using them to make jobs traditionally accomplished with a car a little less, well, job-like.
A Yuba sales rep visited OCBC today and let us test one out. Found it easy to ride with or without cargo. The orange color made us a fan from the start. The capacity of the bike is only limited by your creativity to load it up. Stories of three hundred plus pound loads abound (not pictured).
Mikael Andersen of the blog Copenhagen Cycle Chic reckons Denmark is host to about 5,000 new cargo bikes a year, while the Netherlands has at least half that number. With new makes popping up all over North America, he finds it difficult to see how total global sales of cargo bikes could not be increasing. So tell us what cargo bike you would you like to give a ride.
that Yuba you had at the store today looked like it was up for any job.
I like trikes:
Cargo bikes really changed the way I used my bike to be much more of a workhorse / car trip replacement. They’re great! But you forgot to mention the original US longtail bike – the Xtracycle. The add-on kit still beats the others for entry level orice and styling is great for a 2-wheeler. I’ve been very happy with the variety of choices lately – must mean cargo bikes are going somewhere in the US.
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