Todd and Dean of Clever Cycles must be giddy with excitement. Their much-anticipated first shipment of Bakfietsen (Dutch for “box bikes”) have arrived!
Soon, Portland will be crawling with these cool bikes and people will embrace the function, fashion and utility that many families in Amsterdam have already discovered.
It was last August when I reported my first sighting and now I’ve already heard of at least two more.
Photo: Tom Rolf
And “bikey mama” Carie Folz of North Portland was seen at Breakfast on the Bridges last Friday pedaling her new, gorgeous red bakfiets full of pastries, coffee, and her three year-old son Cody. Here’s a photo of Alan Folz and Cody during their test ride back in November.
Portland will never be the same.
For the latest and greatest in bakfiets news, stay tuned to the Clever Cycles website, Todd Fahrner’s blog and Richard Wilson’s Bakfiets Blog.
[I recently spent a week with a bakfiets outfitted with Todd’s Stokemonkey kit. Stay tuned for photos and a review. For now, check out my archive of bakfiets coverage.]