While cargo bikes have been popular for years in other countries, the use of them is finally picking up in the U.S. An article in today’s Spokesman-Review says fishermen in Seattle use them to haul fish, families are carrying kids on them to school and daycare and Portland breweries are using the bikes to deliver beer.

Cargo bikes can refer to any bike that hauls heavy loads. Many models out now are built to handle multiple people or loads up to about 400 pounds on a single frame. The article, and more on cargo bikes, is here.

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