Going out for a leisurely bike ride is one thing. But how do you get the stuff of life done on your bike?
I mean, you’ve got things to carry, right? You can stuff things for work in your backpack, but what about the groceries? In a backpack, the bread would get squished and the eggs ruined. Though, a bag of frozen peas settled right against your back could be just the thing on a hot day…
From RVM manager Betsy Powell:
Saturday, July 9, 9-10:30 AM
Join local cycling advocates James Lowenthal and Michele Spring-Moore
for a workshop on how to shop effectively using your bicycle. Be green,
be efficient, be safe!
Workshop is free, but registration is required. Contact Member Services
Manager Betsy Powell to register (584-2665 or
betsy (AT) rivervalleymarket . coop).
These are the kinds of things you can learn:
Want to shop by bike but don’t think you can carry all those tomatoes and watermelons on your bike? Michele Spring-Moore and I are offering a free workshop on how to shop by bike this Saturday at the River Valley Market. We’ll be covering basic equipment (panniers, trailers, utility bikes, locks, lights, fenders) and then covering some on-the-road how-to: suggested routes to the Market, and how to make safe left turns onto and off of busy King St. / Routes 5&10. Join us!James Lowenthal
The cool thing about shopping by bike is it brings you in league the millions of people all over the globe who do this weekly and routinely. Grocery shopping can be the chore done by whoever picks the short straw – not very fun. But with your groceries on your bike, a flavor of bike joy can sweeten the task.
Want to make your own bike buckets for about $13 a pair? Check out my how-to make bike buckets.