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Feb, 2020

2 Wheeling to the Grocery Store

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Does anyone else seem to live in a grocery store? Back in the day when I didn’t have a child, a dog, after school and weekend pint sized hollow legged extra’s that pop into our house, I went grocery shopping once a week. So like all parents, that once a week grocery shopping trip turned into 4x a week, because either you run out of something, your nut free packaged food stash for the one friend with allergies has gone and you have to restock, you volunteered to get last […]

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Jan, 2020

Choose Your 2 Wheeled Route

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I get asked frequently how I started running errands by bike. It was a slow process, everyone, including those of us who own a bicycle store, start from somewhere. I will admit, riding alone wasn’t as nerve wracking as transporting precious cargo. I think back to the first car ride home from the hospital, and going 30km an hour afraid of every movement with a tiny newborn. It takes time to get used to it, there is nothing wrong with feeling nervous, but you shouldn’t be afraid. My main goal […]

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The Dutch Bicycle Culture

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The first time we saw the miles of bicycle networks and bicycle traffic in the Netherlands was 9 years ago, with a then 1 year old in a pack on our back. We had decided to backpack for a few months with a toddler, some would think we were insane, but it was a blast.  Our first stop was Amsterdam, it was the shortest direct flight from our then home in Vancouver. Vancouver at that time was just going through the beginning of a bicycle revolution, and it was a […]

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11

Jan, 2020

Pedal Assist Bakfiets – The Game Changer

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No matter how short or long a trip, I get stopped when riding the Bakfiets, especially when they look and see there is a battery. Not only does it intrigue people, but the battery somehow opens up a completely different dialogue with strangers. I have been riding a bakfiets for 8 years. Throughout the years we have had a short, a long, then the long with pedal assist. The bakfiets has been the shared bike in our house, the one bike that seems to work comfortably with a 6ft man […]

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Apr, 2019

? Top 3 Questions Kendra Gets Asked About Riding the Bakfiets ?

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When you ride a bakfiets cargo bike long, you get stopped a lot. Things people stop Kendra to ask (sometimes in the middle of the street) Is it hard to steer? Nope, it takes 20 seconds the first time on a bakfiets to get used to the wheel being so far away, but other than that 20 seconds, it is super easy and a lot of fun. Is it heavy? A bakfiets is not fast but is smooth and easy to ride. If you are looking for light and fast, […]

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