It was fun seeing all kinds of cargo bikes I’d never seen or heard of before in your Sept./ Oct. 2010 issue. As nifty as some of those bikes looked, however, I am sticking with my WorkCycles bakfiets, the workhorse of cargo bikes! With a weight capacity of 300 pounds, I can easily carry a couple weeks’ worth of groceries or my young nephew – or my massage table and supplies. It’s a heavier bike than some you profiled, but, with the wooden box, I never have to worry about rips in the fabric or busted zippers. Mostly, it’s just a blast to ride. My partner recently said her hair could be on fire and, if we’re riding together, people will still be looking at me on the bakfiets.
Yvonne Zipter, aka, The Knot Whisperer