Do you REALLY need that SUV?

13 Jul

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Think again. This woman — who has SIX children between the ages of 2 and 11 — transports her entire family on a bike. And she does it all while wearing a skirt and a black leather vest. As the article says, “Watching her pedal her bakfiets cargo bike with four kids in the front, another one in a child seat behind her, and another one on a bike attached to hers via the rear rack, is a sight that not only inspires — it forces you to re-think what’s possible.” 

Admittedly, biking with six kids is probably more than most of us can handle. Frankly, just parenting six kids is probably more than most of us can handle (it’s certainly more than I can handle). But if you have some kids and are really interested in getting out of your car, a bakfiets might be just what you’re looking for. Very popular in the Netherlands and Denmark (of course), they are also known as freight or cargo bikes and are designed to transport large loads — not just children, but also cargo. You can peruse a wide variety of bakfiets here. If you use one, we want to hear from you! What do you use it for? How do you like it? Let us know. 

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