Pick up your holiday tree by bike and join the #christmasfeats

Carl Larson proves you don’t need a car
— or cargo bike — to pick up your tree.
(Photo: Carl Larson)

Portland not only has more people who use their bikes for transportation than any other major U.S. city, we are also the epicenter of cargo bike construction, sales, and appreciation. Given those two things, it’s not surprising that a lot of Portlanders pick up their Christmas trees by bike.

I’ve noticed several of you posting photos of your tree pick-ups to various social media sites with the hashtag #christmasfeats. To encourage more of this behavior, I figured I’d share some of those photos…

Here’s Travis Wittwer and his boys in front of their home in North Portland:

(Photo: Wittwer family)

And Brian Davis opted for a small tree that fit nicely on his rear rack:

(Photo: Brian Davis)

And then there’s none other than Emily Finch (not shown: 2 kids, 3 dozen eggs, 4 lbs butter, baker’s sugar, 5 boxes tree lights, birthday candles, construction paper):

(Photo: Emily Finch)

Give it a try for yourself and if you’d like, upload a photo with the hashtag #christmasfeats for all to enjoy.

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ladyfleur
11 years ago

If available where you buy your tree, I recommend using the tree netting. Made transporting our tree last night easier. instagr.am/p/SzYocRH482/

Allan Folz
Allan Folz
11 years ago
Reply to  ladyfleur

Tell that to her. 🙂

Allan Folz
Allan Folz
11 years ago

Shouldn’t it be #Christmasfiets?

KYouell
KYouell
11 years ago
Reply to  Allan Folz

People associate that with bakfiets; I’m pretty sure that Travis (@wittco) was trying to be inclusive of other bikes in the twitter convo where a tag was picked.

TWittwer
11 years ago

And Yuba Bicycles is having a holidays by bike photo contest where the winner gets a Yuba Bread Basket and Timbuk2 bag. Check out their website.

Allan Folz
Allan Folz
11 years ago

Oh, and been doin’ it for years.

Brian Davis
Brian Davis
11 years ago

Well after seeing some of the other photos here, I’m almost embarassed I didn’t go for a bigger tree!

Rol
Rol
11 years ago
Reply to  Brian Davis

No dude I like your setup the best. Actually I think you should keep the tree on there permanently and decorate it with some battery-powered lights.

BURR
BURR
11 years ago

I’m pretty sure that photo of Carl is of him transporting a used tree to a post-Xmas bonfire.

Carl
Carl
11 years ago
Reply to  BURR

I neither confirm nor deny that claim.

bunbun
bunbun
11 years ago
Reply to  Carl

yeah, that was an awesome one!

Spiffy
11 years ago

I hope Travis Wittwer didn’t ride around with a tree blocking his view…

Allan Folz
Allan Folz
11 years ago
Reply to  Spiffy

It’s cool. He had a spotter.

Ted Buehler
Ted Buehler
11 years ago

Nice. If anyone in N/NE wants to borrow an Adam Bamboo Trailer to haul a tree drop me a line. ted101@gmail.com

Ted Buehler

Skid
11 years ago

I think Carl’s vintage Moulton with built-in racks qualifies as a cargo bike.

Sunny
Sunny
11 years ago

I once raced PIR with a christmas tree stuck on my rack. It may have been a twig I found on the side of the road, but it was a tree to me!

TheCowabungaDude
11 years ago

Carl, what is that rad bike?

Sunny
Sunny
11 years ago

about two post above you…moulton

Niko
Niko
11 years ago

This does not seem very safe- but I love it! Lets see more pictures…