8 BikeLife Tucson Sun Sprout Diaper Service Three years ago Charles and Ileana Swanson set out to help local families and the envi- ronment. They opened Sun Sprout Diaper Service which delivers cotton diapers to clients once a week and washes the dirty ones. They also have a small shop with cloth dia- pers and items related to diapering. As bike lovers Charles and Ileana have incorporated rid- ing into their business in a big way. Ileana regularly rides her bike to the shop while Charles delivers and picks up diapers from central Tucson clients using a CETMA cargo bike with a pedal-assist electric motor. Sun Sprouts clients are spread all over the Tucson region but Charles still estimates that about 30 of home deliveries are done by bike. Charles says that he is surprised by how easy it is to use a cargo bike and that he and Ileana believe that biking has been good for business. Charles says The bike has been a great way to advertise our business. When people see the Sun Sprout signs and the pile of diapers I get a lot of comments and friendly dings from other cyclists bike bells. He continues Using the bike communicates that we aim to take care of not just Tucsons babies but also our Mother Earth. As parents of a toddler and an infant Charles and Ilea- na find biking for their business to be the easiest way to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Biking regularly also sets a great example for their kids We want to model to our children that even though we live in a very auto-centric era there is a more fun way to go. Learn more at www.SunSprout.us Tucsons business owners are on a roll Bike-Friendly Biz Using the bike communicates that we aim to take care of not just Tucsons babies but also our Mother Earth.