May is National Bike Month in the United States, including Bike to Work Week from May 16-20 and Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. To celebrate, we’re posting a weekly article about cool bikes, benefits of biking, biking tips, and pro-bike legislation! Find Bike Month events in your area.
Let’s face it: making a commitment to bike to work, or just to be a bike commuter in general, doesn’t come easy. Many urban areas don’t have proper infrastructure to make biking feel safe, and distances and weather don’t always cooperate. In general, many people feel like biking instead of driving just makes life harder.
In the interest of breaking down barriers and encouraging people to give cycling a try, we’d like to showcase three unique bike designs that could actually make it easier to get through your errands and on with your day!
The Simple One Folding Bike
So you decide to ride your bike to the grocery store instead of driving–awesome! But when you get there, you have to find a place to lock it up, and when you’re done, you have to find a way to carry the milk, eggs, and peanut butter. With the Simple One folding bike by Amxma, you can kill two birds with one stone: when not being ridden, the bike folds into a convenient push-cart for shopping. Only draw back, you might be walking on the return trip.
Named to Treehugger’s list of the most fabulous kid/cargo bike combos, the Shuttlebug is “an accessible, lightweight but strong, easy-to-ride family bike that any mom or dad could use to easily carry kids and groceries, in both security and comfort, in any kind of weather” according to Joe-Bike.com. Handmade in Portland, Oregon, the Shuttlebug features a safely secured yet easily removable steel cabin covered with tough messenger-bag fabric, including soft but firm adjustable-height fabric seating and five-point safety harnesses that provide lateral as well as front-to-back restraints.
Veltop Bike Canopy
Ok, ok, I know we said three amazing BIKES that would make life easier, but this bike accessory from Veltop is so cool and useful, we had to give it a spot on the list. To protect brave bikers against rain, cold, and sun, Veltop has created a portable canopy that enables bikers to cycle while completely sheltered. The canopy is composed of a windscreen and a canopy supported by arches plus two side protections, and is adaptable to all bikes and almost on all trikes.
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