They see me rollin!
Bikes have always been a big part of my life, i love them. It is so fun to hop on a bike, it always makes my day better. The freedom, the speed, the low tech, low pollution transportation that also gives me just enough exercise to feel healthier.
Now we have 2 small children and live out in the country.
A cargo bike was attractive to me because of the people and stuff we like to haul around BUT it would be hard to haul the bike on a small car. I was not into the idea of a trailer because it too, would require disassembly to haul in a small car. A trailer means that the contents [our children] are not a part of the riding experience, it also means that you are wider; not to mention how hard it is physically.
I ended up buying a “mini-van” of bikes, the Yuba Boda Boda from Bend Electric Bikes and just love it. The Boda Boda is only about 8 inches longer than a regular bike so it easily fits on a rack on any car. We live out of town so I haul it often.
This was us on the 4th of July in Bend Oregon’s Pet Parade. The Boda Boda is a cruiser style so it is COMFORTABLE to ride. So much so that it was easy for me to ride even 8 months pregnant with a Jack Russell Terrier and a 2 year old boy aboard in a slow moving parade.
Annie the Parsons Russell was our pet for the parade.
Our set-up has changed since our family has grown.
A Yepp Maxi seat fits on the back for our toddler and a yepp mini on the front for his little sister means that i can take both kids by myself. A pannier holds the snacks and gear everyone needs to stay happy plus our small dog hitches a ride when it is not appropriate for her to be running wild in the streets!
Thanks to Yuba for the sweet bike that fits my unique needs very well.
It has an optional electric system that can be added – tempting!