Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36THE CARGOBIKEDEMYSTIFIED HARRY VS. LARRY BULLIT Originating from Denmark but available through dealers across the U.S., the Long John Bullit is a super stable and surprisingly light ride. The speedy Bullit’s standard alumi- num frame can be customized to meet your unique cargo carrying needs. Powered by an experience of pushing forward, the bike’s cargo platform sits low in front of the rider making stuff (or your kids) visible and manageable. Base model $2,300 12 | UrbanStreets Seattle W hen you hear the term “cargo bike,” what comes to mind? An aptly bearded hipster pushing a case of craft beer on the front bed of his custom built long-john? The cool mom who, week after week, tows her kiddos to the farmer’s market secured to the deck of her Xtracycle? The perception that only a highly dedicated class of cyclist can travel as such creates a misnomer of the term “cargo bike.” Anyone can ride a cargo bike because any bike can be a cargo bike. Wear a backpack and boom! — beard or no beard — you’re carrying cargo by bike. Since most people already own a backpack, this is the most simplistic and inexpensive way to carry cargo on your bike. But if you don’t want to be the mule that shoulders the cargo, there are lots of cargo carrying products out there that can help to lighten the load from your back. Individual bike travel needs are diverse. You may have to experiment to discover a cargo- carrying set-up that works for you and your family. Whether you’re haul- ing beer, produce or kids, once you understand your options, you’ll be shuttling family members and running errands in no time. This cascade of options can hone your focus to ride with cargo. ➤ Wear a backpack ➤ Strap bags directly to your bike ➤ Add racks or a basket to your bike ➤ Add panniers to your racks ➤ Attach a do-it-yourself (DIY) long tail to your bike ➤ Buy a full blown cargo bike ➤ Add an electric motor to your bike or get a bike that already has one ➤ Use a detachable bike trailer By BLAIR YOUNG & DAX BURGOS CARGO Bikes S2016 Seattle SWFIN.indd 2 7/28/16 2:31 PM