Utility Cycling

Anne Marie's Housecalls with Wandertec

We’re thrilled to start the week off by humbly showing off our own equipment – the Wandertec Bongo. Working together with local metals craftsmen, Stuart Henderson, we launched the Bongo that has become the foundation of Wandertecs new direction.Anne Marie modified the always versatile Bongo to suit her needs as a bike commuting massage therapist….

Seth's Pugsley BOB-Sled

While we’re getting a taste of Spring this week in Flagstaff, apparently it’s still snowing in some parts of the country. According to Seth in Maine: I pedaled a Surly Pugsley into the northern end of Baxter State Park in Maine hauling a converted BOB trailer. Where the trailer wheel goes, I mounted an old…

Cyclovia Tucson on Kickstarter

Cyclovia is a fun, family-friendly event in which city streets get closed down to cars for a day and opened up to pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, and other non-motorized forms of transportation. It’s an opportunity to build community and get to know your city in a different way.In Tucson, we were fortunate to have a great…

Dave's Surly Delivery Service

Dave’s made a business delivering cargo by bike with his Surly Bill trailer. I decided to buy the Surly Bill trailer when my company, Rush Bicycle Messengers, had the need to haul huge loads of stuff all around Nashville. It was pretty easily built up with old hardware to some shelving and some wood. We…

Eric's Beer & Eggs-Toting Beast

Says Eric of his grocery and gear-hauling trailer: I modified a Frugah trailer by adding supports to either side of the fork at the front of the trailer to stop the twisting that caused the hinged side braces to snap off of the top frame. I chopped off the suspension at the rear wheel and…

Charley's Giant Xtracycle

According to Charley: This was an unfinished project using a Giant cruiser frame and Xtracycle. A little challenging to mount a stop and cable slot under the crank for front derailer, but otherwise routine. This bike is really Giant! Charley also added Xtracycle Freeloader Saddlebags and SnapDeck for extra cargo carrying capabilities.

2012 Utility Cycling Year in Review

Happy New Year! Wow, I must admit, I am somewhat stunned that we are already one week into 2013. I wasn’t quite prepared for 2012 to be over yet. Anyhow, as has been the tradition here at Utility Cycling, I’m doing a “year in review” post, albeit a few days late. But as I looked…

Bill's "Carpool" & Cargo Bike Trailer Build

Is one of your New Years resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, bike more, be more “green” or even spend more time tinkering around with your new tools in the garage? …or old tools that look new because you never use them…Bill accomplished all these in 2012: I built up a semi-custom trailer off of…

Randall's Extrawheel Ad-Bird

“List Free, Shop Smart, Save Gas!” This is the motto of Randall’s bicycle-powered advertising business. He used an Extrawheel Voyager to prop his “Ad-Bird” and he can still haul cargo in his 6 Ortlieb panniers as he advertises. Way to multi-task. Also check out Extrawheel’s other trailer, the Advert — an alternate design for promoting…