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!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Mundo goes to School

Here in Worcester (2nd biggest city in New England doncha know) there are a lot of very cool things going on.  We've blogged here about some of them: The Co-op Caravan, the REC Farmers Market, the Firehouse, and plenty more.  One of the groups that is making things happen is the Worcester Freeschool, a sort of school without walls that connects people and the community with stuff they can learn to help them become.... Everything: Independent, aware, inspired, and able to build a more sustainable future.  On Sunday the 24th we had a bicycle maintenance skill-share at Crystal Park on a beautiful early summer day.  The Mundo was enlisted to bring all the tools, parts, workstands, and training aids (old wheels to practice fixing flats).  Hooked up the trailer with the new, improved hitch, loaded up and headed over to the park.
Modified some 1" square pipe to fit the Burley trailer flex connector

The Burley on it's new hitch
Spent about 2 1/2 hours talking bikes, tools, and the what and why of Earn-a-Bike.  Everyone who brought a bike got a chance to fix whatever needed fixing or adjusting, everyone learned a lot, and I think we all went home feeling great about why we love bikes!
The Mundo arrives at Crystal Park with everything needed for the skill-share
The bliss of a good floor pump and proper tire pressure!
The power of having a workstand to help get all your neglected maintenance done

Going through the safety checklist on a new-to-her bicycle
Thanks to Dana and Liz from the freeschool for putting this together and inviting Worcester Earn-a-Bike to be a part of all the classes and workshops they are arranging this year.  We loved it!

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