Month: July 2012

John's "Cycle Truck" and Trailer

John has been busy building his version of the dutch cargo bike along with a “cycletruck” similar to a large flatbed trailer. John’s other designs – manufactured out of Northern California can be seen at

New Word: Velocapitalist

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a “suit” – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative – You betcha! He chairman of Bike Virginia, a bicycle advocacy organization in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. The New World Bicycle Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2012) contains this…

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Cargo Trailer Prototype Screen Tests

I’m involved in a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter project for a new bike cargo trailer. Yesterday I was in video production mode, and set up the shot where Josh will speak inspiringly about the trailer, and the project. I put myself in the shot to frame things. My co-worker Robert was used as a stand-in for Josh…

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Racks that Work Well with Trunk Bags

Via Email: I purchased a set of Ortlieb panniers from you a few years back. I used them on my commuter bike which had a rear rack and worked out great. Now I upgraded my commuter bike to a Metrofiet cargo bike and even though I have more than enough room in the front…

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Tyler's Custom Cape Cod Commuter

Green with envy over this green commuter?  I’ll let Tyler explain: I had my bike custom built by my cousin, Sam Densmore, of Cycles Densmore out of Cape Cod. I chose the color scheme and all of the features to fit me, my aesthetic, and my daily needs of a cycle. Then I was left…

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Bicycling Park Ranger

A few weeks ago, I was visiting Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. My husband and I were setting up camp, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a Park Ranger riding by pulling a bike trailer full of gear! That Park Ranger is Lori Rome, who is the Chief of Interpretation at…

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