I’m a timid cycler, to say the least, but I like to think that as the warmer weather approaches and the sun shines again, I’ll get back on the bike and be more exploratory. I was inspired by all the urban cyclists in our bicycle feature from Issue No. 1, but to be honest, my favorite bike adventures are not urban commutes, but peaceful country jaunts. I have yet to see the above ”cargo” style of bike in person, but I’m already in love with it; it seems perfect for picnics and long, leisurely rides.
Apparently, this style of bike is all the rage in Amsterdam, and I’m thrilled its making its way to the States. For having such sizable storage, the design still manages to be sleek and minimal, and the colors are lovely. The Fremont is a collaboration between the design firm Ziba and Signal Cycles, a company that makes handmade cycles in Portland, Oregon. You can see more pictures of the Fremont here and here, and hopefully if will be available in the U.S. soon. In the meantime, if any of you Bay Area residents have a favorite biking route and destination—I’m all ears!