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One Night Out On A Bike

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When people talk about bicycle touring the image that come to mind more often then not is something that looks like this - - -



- - - and conjures up images of long, multiple days in the saddle, riding across Canada or some such "crazy" adventure requiring quitting your job, growing dreadlocks, and not having a shower for weeks at a time.

Truth is, touring by bike can be just like that. Or it can be so much simpler and still offer the feeling of being away from civilization - even if it's only for a single night.


Larry Vs Harry Cargobikes Are Here!

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We love cargobikes, no secret there. They are powerful, transformative machines that make our individual lives better (freedom of utility and from debt), they make our communities better (quieter and more friendly then cars), and they make our cities better (less congestion, less pollution, safer roads).
There are a myriad of options available on the market these days and it seems like there is a new design popping up almost monthly - but sometimes sticking close to tradition and instead improving upon tried-and-true designs isn't always a bad idea.
Enter Larry Vs Harry and their renowned Bullitt "long john" styled cargobike. If there is one complaint we might have about most of the "bakfiets" or "long john" style cargobikes we've sold, ridden, and serviced is their usually very heavy weight and often narrow gear range that makes navigating the hilly terrain of Calgary a struggle for some, and impossible for others.
As a result, our shop sells a…

New Brand Announcement - XTRACYCLE Cargobikes

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My personal journey into the world of cargobikes (and subsequent tumble down the rabbit hole towards creating BikeBike) started in a rather humble way - purchasing a relatively unknown product called the "Freeradical" from a local shop that was going out of business back in 2007.

This humble little add-on that basically transforms a standard bicycle into a "longtail" cargobike completely changed my life and opened doors to worlds I hadn't really dreamed of.

Car-free living in Calgary?! Now totally possible. 

Fostering of a deeper connection to my city? I totally get it. 

Choosing to spend more locally instead of driving halfway across the city to get a "deal" at Costco? Way more satisfying!

And the list goes on to this day.

Tankbike was a revelation that eventually lead me to research the phenomena of cargobikes of all kinds and who/where/why/what were offering them across North America. It didn't take long to see that there were quite a few shops w…