Cargo bikes are not just for flatlands and couriers

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cargo bikes at the ready for the cargo bike races in Brussels during Mobility Week

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – My first outing to a cargo bike race. Too much fun!

“There are a lot of cargo bikes today, but many of them are from Ghent or Kortryk. It is a little easier to ride cargo bikes out there. Or in Berlin. Or London. All of them are flatlands. Not so Continue reading

Bullitt’s overnight evolution of the cargo bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Harry, of Larry vs Harry, being interviewed with his Bullitt bike at the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Paris

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bullitt developer in high demand at the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Paris.

THE BULLITT BIKE INTERVIEW PART 01: “I have used my Bullitt bike every day for eight years and every day I think, ‘I do like this bike’. I was a carpenter and we always used cargo bikes, Long Johns and the like. It was nice, but it was my dream to get a better one. One of my very good friends, Larry, Larson, was in the bike business and he had bikes that I could beat on my 70 year old long Long John. I was using them and discussed making something in-between, something modern and Continue reading

When a cargo bike is union business

©Barry Sandland/TYIMB - Union representative on his Bullitt cargo bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – When the union interest is bike interest

“My union bought the bike so we could make some noise.”

Photographer’s notes: This has to be another generation of thinking. Unions have always been trucks, vans and cars for me. To find a union using a cargo bike was a special find.

The boom box being transported was exceptional. Reminds me there are a few reasons to own a cargo bike. It is not just about carrying stuff from here to there.

London Bike Show and catering ice cream to the bicycle fanatics

Artisanal ice cream from a Bullitt cargo bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – One of these days, there will be a food fare with only cargo bike providers. Counting the days. Meanwhile, ice cream at the London Bike Show.

“I like this over the three-wheeled cargo bikes. Have you ever tried to take a corner at the bottom of a hill? And I can get this into the back of my van easily, so I can do all the events. And then we get all the ice-cream, hand-made, from local farm, so.. ” Continue reading