Cargo Bike Week 2014: What Are Cargo Bikes?

There are a wide variety of cargo bikes available in Chicago, and a lot of families ride them around the city – some even ride year-round.  I’ve taken photos and written about many of them,  so I’m rounding up some of my best overview posts on cargo bikes for your reading pleasure.  Read on and then come to the first Cargo Bike Roll Call for 2014 this weekend and check out some cargo bikes up close and in person!

The Bakfiets – the Dutch box bike 

A fully-loaded bakfiets at a Logan Square Kidical Mass Ride last year.


The MadsenThe bike with the bucket in back 


Madsen bucket bike with a kid’s seat up front

Long Tail Cargo BikesYuba Mundo & XtraCycles

Bringing home some md-century chairs we found at the Renegade Craft Fair this past summer, on our Yuba Mundo cargo bike.



Xtracycle with bucket panniers


Bullitts & Other Long John-style Cargo Bikes 

Kids riding along as cargo on a test ride on a yellow Bullitt cargo bike.

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