Bike Friday is working on a size adjustable cargo bike. They need some financial help to get the project off the ground so if you have the means and are interested in this concept click on the image above and jump over to their Kickstarter Campaign page.
It looks like a great idea and it should work for a lot of people who couldn’t handle a full sized cargo rig.
From Bike Friday:
“Dear Bike Friday Customers,
We’ve been working on something very close to my heart here at Bike Friday. We’re ready to take it to the next level out into the world and I am writing to you to ask for your support.
Maybe you have seen the YouTube video about my home sustainability project made back in 2009. I’ve always been personally committed to leading a low-impact, human powered life. For most of my life I have relied entirely on bicycles for transportation. Up until now I have never found the perfect bike for living a car-free life. The cargo bikes on the market are designed for larger riders and often weigh 50-60lbs. Going grocery shopping with a trailer is harder to lock up and more awkward to park.
Today we are announcing the launch of our Kickstarter campaign to support the development of Bike Friday’s Haul-a-Day cargo bike. To get things started we are offering several $200+ discounts on already-low prices that are only possible if our campaign succeeds.
Haul-a-Day co-creator Shane MacRhodes with his kids on the back of the first Haul-a-Day prototype
My father and co-counder Alan Scholz developed the Haul-a-Day as an “instructor bike” for the local school district’s Safe Routes to School program. When Safe Routes to School coordinator Shane MacRhodes posted about the Haul-a-Day on his blog, people started coming out of the woodwork asking for more information about Bike Friday’s new lightweight cargo bike that could adjust to fit riders of all sizes.
Since building that original prototype for Shane, Alan has built almost every one of the 70 Haul-a-Days in the tiny “skunk works” research and development corner of our factory floor. We’re reaching out and asking for help from our customers to help us build tooling and train our production staff to reach our audacious goal of delivering 1,000 Haul-a-Days to 1,000 families in 2015. In many cities and large towns, a cargo bike can meet most or all of an individual or family’s needs for transportation while improving health and reducing dependency on expensive cars, maintenance, and fuel.
We hope you’ll join us for the ride. Please visit our Kickstarter page and back our project. Whether or not you are able to back our project, please pass the word on to as many friends and family members as you think might be interested in our latest work. We’d be happy to reward you with a 10% discount on your next Bike Friday purchase in exchange for passing the word along. Just let us know the names of the people you passed the word to the next time you call in.
Best in cycling,
President, Green Gear Cycling Inc.
Makers of Bike Friday