Last stop for ice then parade time!

Last stop for ice then parade time!

Getting closer. #KidicalMass #FamilyBikeCamping #HaulaDay @bikefriday @breadbike

Getting closer. #KidicalMass #FamilyBikeCamping #HaulaDay @bikefriday @breadbike

cetmacargo:

CETMA “Hugo”. Extra long bed, 29-inches long. Box and rear rack sold separately.

Someday when the kids are bigger and we sell the Bakfiets I’d still like to have a Long John style bike (the Bakfiets is a great mini-van…I’d like more of a station wagon….or speedy pick-up). This would be my choice. Lane makes some sweet cargo bikes.  I think this one would fit four kids! NO, we’re not planning any more.

cetmacargo:

CETMA “Hugo”. Extra long bed, 29-inches long. Box and rear rack sold separately.

Someday when the kids are bigger and we sell the Bakfiets I’d still like to have a Long John style bike (the Bakfiets is a great mini-van…I’d like more of a station wagon….or speedy pick-up). This would be my choice. Lane makes some sweet cargo bikes.  I think this one would fit four kids! NO, we’re not planning any more.

Haul-a-Day Potluck Party

What an amazing night. It just feels too surreal at this point. First a couple people start showing up with these Bike Friday Haul-a-Days and parking them in the back yard. They bring food. Then more people with more food and drinks. The back yard is filled with people and Haul-a-Days. 
Then connections are made. Interesting conversations occur all around me. Dave busts out the Pedal Power tunes. The kids get into the hot tub and the food, conversations, and drinks continue. A crazy array of Haul-a-Days are lined up. Wow, Lyn that purple is awesome. Matthew, that candy apple red has Austin lusting. The whole Bike Friday crew customization is amazing. Alan’s prototype e-assist. Oh so much to admire.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the MacRhodes house if there weren’t crazy kids and meltdowns but luckily Missy took it all in stride and powered through (thanks love).

All that was awesome…then Sam with Open Air Cinema sets up his Haul-a-Day to project a movie on the mobile movie set-up. We watch random videos (from making duct tape wallets to Fat Boy Slim). More food, connections, and sharing. People start to trickle out. More bike powered videos, then it’s Liz Canning’s mini-documentary on Xtracycle. Minds blown… the circle of cargo bikes, long tails, history, utility, community, human power, revolution, daily life, bikes, the future….all right here in our back yard.  Such good stuff. I’m a very happy, lucky man.

So yeah, this is happening. @slammysosa @pedalpowermusic @bikefriday #HaulaDay

So yeah, this is happening. @slammysosa @pedalpowermusic @bikefriday #HaulaDay

Here come the Haul-a-Days!!

Here come the Haul-a-Days!!

Getting stocked up for the Haul-a-day party.  (at Market of Choice)

Getting stocked up for the Haul-a-day party. (at Market of Choice)

First Beta Haul-a-Day spotted in the wilds of Eugene.  (at Amazon Pool)

First Beta Haul-a-Day spotted in the wilds of Eugene. (at Amazon Pool)

It’s official- Sunday Parkways is awesome. Kids were fussy but we powered though. Rode the while route, ate lots, danced Bollywood, and gawked at 100s of cool bikes!

It’s official- Sunday Parkways is awesome. Kids were fussy but we powered though. Rode the while route, ate lots, danced Bollywood, and gawked at 100s of cool bikes!

Two cargo bikes in the minivan. Room for gear.

Two cargo bikes in the minivan. Room for gear.