What is the Mundo?

I am the very happy owner of a Yuba Mundo Cargo bike, a purpose-built, long-tail, heavy-duty bike that is built to be a serious replacement for a carbon-emitting vehicle. I'm learning more every day what a bike can do, and I'm becoming convinced that a cargo bike with an electric assist is a truly fantastic machine!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I'd like to use this forum to talk about things both Yuba specific and the benefits of bicycling in general.  To wit: last Thursday evening was Bike Night, a yearly fundraiser for MassBike.  I was fortunate enough to go, and it was a great event for a worthy organization.  MassBike is working for better access, better motorist education, bicyclists rights, and more.  It was quite awesome to see all the people who came out to support them at Bike Night.
On the Yuba specific side, I set up the Mundo to carry another person on the back today so that Paula and I could ride together to the Mayday Heyday event as well as ride along on the Coop Caravan.  Lots of great things happening in Worcester to make a more just and sustainable city!
Here is the picture of the rear "stoker" bar to help the person on the back stay balanced.  Found an old stem and handlebar at Earn-a-Bike, cut the bars down so it's still easy to swing my leg over the seat, and cinched down a piece of foam for a sit-pad on the back rack.

Paula loved it!  We had a great time riding around Worcester together, the bike handled very easily, and Paula was able to take pictures and video of the Coop Caravan as we traveled around to the different cooperative businesses (such as WooDaddy Waffles!) and houses on the route.  Once again, the Mundo has proven to be a unique and amazing vehicle, and there was a lot of interest in it at the Mayday Heyday event.  Loved talking to people about what a bike can do!

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