A great BikeSD supporter recently donated an XtraCycle Free Radical bicycle extension / conversion kit to BikeSD and thanks to some additional donations of a bicycle, labor, and parts from MJ’s Cyclery we now have an awesome cargo bike for members to use! Big thanks to the donor and MJ’s for making this happen!
To explain a bit more, the XtraCycle Free Radical is an attachment that takes an ordinary bicycle and extends the frame, adding capacity for carrying more people, groceries, tools, beach toys, etc. Please see below photos to get an idea of what the bicycle looks like and what you might use it for. The bicycle frame used is a GT Outpost Trail mountain bike with 27 gear options (3 in front, 7 in back) and is a really nice choice if you are putting a lot of weight on the back since mountain bikes have nice low gears to help getting up steep inclines.
We’re still trying to figure out what we’ll be using the bike for but first and foremost we want to offer it for use free of charge to any BikeSD members. If you’re thinking about buying an XtraCycle or a cargo bicycle and would like to test one out first, please borrow ours and give it a spin for the weekend. Want to try out taking your kids to school by bicycle? You can borrow the bike and take them out for espresso then drop them at the school gates in style. Grandma coming to visit and you don’t have a spare bike? Borrow this one and you can ride together all over town.
If you’d like to borrow this great bicycle and give it a spin please drop us as email at email@example.com with the date(s) and time you’d like to use it and the location that’s best for you. We’ll do our best to accommodate and look forward to seeing this great bike around town.
Notes: when using this bicycle please make sure to lock it up at all times (lock provided with bicycle) and use lights when operating.