Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday Video - Irish Cargo Bike Championship

Contestants in the Irish Cargo Bike Championship
Here's a video of the 2013 Irish Cargo Bike Championships. Cargo bikes are elongated bicycles with an area between the rider and the front wheel for carrying cargo. These bikes are commonly used in Holland, and Denmark started having championship races a number of years ago. Since then it has spread around the globe to places like Vancouver, Canada and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Typically, the races have a couple laps where the contestants have to ride, load up the bike, and ride to another point to unload. Sometimes the cargo can be heavy or bulky. In the photo above, one team is transporting a ladder. Other times they might have to transport automobile tires.

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