During National Bike to Work Week, we figured it was time to confess something important:
We ride around Ann Arbor on bicycle wheels all the time.
Our cart, a beauty made by Worksman in Queens, N.Y., is outfitted with two heavy duty bicycle wheels. They only need inflating once a year. And it makes pushing a loaded cart uphill well… a sweet exercise.
Our mini-cart, created by our friend and handy-woman Laura, also has two bicycle wheels though they’re from a child’s bike. It shows up at parties and private events, and sometimes during Art Fair.
We’ve had a bazillion customers bicycle up and buy an Italian ice or fresh-squeezed lemonade too. OK, so that might be an imaginary number, but our fairy friends use it all the time to talk about stars and dandelions and such. Anyway, our friends and customers usually stay a while to finish their treat before cycling off into the city.
Anyone who wants to stay or wander in our ‘hoods, there’s bicycle racks near both of our primary sidewalk spaces:
- The one on Main at Washington gets a good workout from employees in the First National Building.
- The one on Detroit Street near Catherine is popular on Farmers Market days. It looks like giant carrots!
We usually add a third location – and we’ll be sure it’s in a bike friendly locale.
So if you have a sweet bicycling or a Mity Nice two-wheel tale to share, please drop by our cart – or drop it in a comment right here!
Also read our owner’s other post on what to pack and plan before you begin.