Bakfietsen go mainstream

Bike Master Plan Ride #4
Scott Mizee aboard a bakfiets.
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The Oregonian’s inPortland secion has a nice story today that will give a big boost to Portland’s awareness of and interest in bakfietsen (Dutch for “box bikes”).

The story focuses on how great the bikes are for kids and families, and even mentions a woman who uses one as a way to lose her post-pregnancy pounds,

“She knew the only way she could exercise would be to incorporate it into her day. Now she piles the kids into her bakfiets twice a day and rides to her daughter’s school and back.”

The article also says that June 1st will be the opening day for Clever Cycles, one of the first shops in the U.S. to sell the bikes.

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