Sunday, February 27, 2011
Cargo bike for cargo, not kids
A few weeks ago the Bike Winter group in Chicago (see the link on our sidebar) sponsored the distribution of a meal to about 150 homeless people through a group called the Night Ministry. Though many volunteered and donated funds, as it turned out there were only 4 of us at the giant Costco market the night before. I had no idea what, exactly, 150 people could eat for the relatively small amount of money that was donated, so I left the hard work to the others. But after the shopping spree, the entire oversized cart full of boxes fit neatly into and onto the cargo bike. It rode neatly and comfortably to the staging area, unloaded easily right near the doorway, and then I was off again 4 miles or so through the utterly frigid night back home.
Yes, we could have got all that into a large car trunk as easily, but isn't it better for a bike group to do all its work by bike?
Thanks to Julie Hochstadter for the photo.
at 7:32 PM