** updated with one correction and resource links added to the end of the post **
The first Cargo Bike Roll Call here in Chicago was a splendid success two weeks ago! Steve Vance did a great job organizing the round-up as a little fundraiser for West Town Bikes, and got some nice sponsorships from Whole Foods, New Belgium Brewing, and J.C. Lind Bikes among others. Andrew and I rode on over to take part in the festivities and to check out all the various cargo bikes that stopped by.
There was a nice selection of cargo trikes that J.C. Lind rode over from his shop with the help of a few friends, as well as other trikes customized by their owners who brought them by to show and share.
We also had a few two-wheel box bikes or bakfiets in attendance as well.
There were a number of differently configured Xtracycles hanging around too.
And there were a couple of other long-tail style cargo bikes, namely two Yuba Mundos! One blue, one orange.
And there were even a few stately Dutch-style – or Swedish-style in the case of the blue Pilen – bikes there to keep my Omafiets company.
Oh yes, and there was one long-john style cargo bike in attendance, courtesy of Brandon from Chicago Cargo.
Then there were the various and sundry other cargo bikes that all sorta stand on their own.
If you’re curious about cargo bikes – be sure to come out the next time the Roll Call is announced!
Resources for Cargo bike info and local shops that sell cargo bikes: