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Emeryville Holiday Parade (car-free) and tree lighting

The 2nd Annual Emeryville Tree Lighting and Car-Free Holiday Lights Parade was a blast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYpkpmOiRgM The 2nd Annual Emeryville tree lighting and holiday lights parade was a blast, just like last year. We met at city hall and though we thought we got there “early”, there were already about 100 people milling about, checking out the Pixar booth and picking up some LED lights. We saw a bunch of people on cargo bikes, regular bikes, and kids bikes. As it got a little darker, Mayor John Bauters made some announcements and thanked Xtracycle and Blue Heron for having cargo bikes ready for Santa and the reindeer. The Emery dance team did an fantastic performance, and then the Mayor led the kids in some cheers to light the city hall tree. Someone who had just bought a Bike Beam LED flagpole light said hi, it was good to see him and his kid as well […]

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Cargo Bike in front of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Riding our Xtracycle Family Cargo Bike in Oregon City

  We spent a couple of days in Oregon City with the Xtracycle Swoop cargo e-bike (an electric longtail family bike) and had a nice time using it as our primary mode of transportation. Riding the cargo bike to the Oregon City Farmers Market I took the cargo bike and the two kids up Linn Ave to get to the top of the Hill in Oregon City, where the Oregon City Farmers Market is located.  It’s at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen  Rds, at the Clackamas County Red Soils campus.  The ride up was okay. Car traffic was moving kind of fast, which is a little unsettling in the bike lane with kids on the back, but it felt okay.  We had to stop briefly because my kid was having a moment.  The bike was fine. It felt stable […]

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