Real Life Bicycle Stories

Putting a face on the people who use a city’s infrastructure can help others understand why certain changes are happening (or are proposed).

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has created the Connecting the City campaign to promote proposed connections to existing bicycle infrastructure in San Francisco.

The above video shows one family integrating all forms of transportation into their daily lives and expresses the concerns many parents have and how infrastructure could improve current conditions.

Reminds me a little of this, too.

Via Velo Vogue

Bicycle Coffee Company in San Francisco

About Bicycle Coffee Company:

Bicycle Coffee is all about delivering great-tasting coffee by bicycle. Our coffee is always organic, fair-trade, and packaged in compostable bags. We deliver freshly roasted bags of coffee to offices, grocery stores, and cafes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our custom-built, small batch roaster allows us to roast our coffee exactly how we like it. We offer medium, dark, and decaf roasts.

Anytime you see a bag of our coffee, it was delivered by bicycle. Rain or shine we bike our beans to neighborhood grocery stores, Bay Area Whole Foods, cafes, and over 100 offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Learn more at Bicycle Coffee Company
Visit the “brother” company Mission Workshop

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Covet: Bent Basket

Bent Basket screen shot bentbasket.com

I really seem to be obsessed with carrying things on wood on bicycles these days.

Here’s another design for a bike-mounted rack, called the Bent Basket. Thick nylon straps are removable and interchangeable and the base looks like a skateboard design gone wrong. I like it, although those straps could really wreck havoc on fresh strawberries (my girlfriend and I are having a heck of time getting strawberries and raspberries home on our bikes without the end result looking like a CSI crime scene).

Bent Basket and flowers from bentbasket.com

Bent Basket in profile from bentbasket.com

More info from the Bent Basket site:

Each bent basket is handmade from bent wood, an aluminum frame and stretchy nylon straps.

Carry area is 16”L x 12.5W

Designed for 700c road bike

Maximum weight: 12 pack of beer

Go here to get one BentBasket.com

Photos via BentBasket.com

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