Ambassador Stories: Shirley
I have wanted to go bike camping for a really, really long time. I finally found a group of like-minded crazies to go with me, Team Mama Bears. Several of these mamas have been to Brainbridge Island to camp with Familyride as part of a Kidical Mass Family Bike Camping group in the Seattle area.
We all want to live better lives, though what "better" means is different for all of us. One thing we can all agree upon is that life is complex and finding ways to make it both easier and more in line with our values is paramount.
That's why embracing the cargo bike life has been so rewarding for Metrofiets customers. It's no small decision to embrace the cargo bike life, but we know that once you do you won't look back.
But just what happens once you own a Metrofiets cargo bike? What changes? How do you change? How is life better? Meet the Metrofiets Ambassadors, a team of Metrofiets-loving cargo bike owners who have transformed their lives through green living and cargo bike living. Read their stories and get to know more about the Cargo Bike Life.
Metrofiets cargo bikes are made in Portland, Oregon but our bikes are sold to people around the world through our website and through our worldwide dealers.
Put on your flip flops and let’s go for a ride, today we’re taking you to the Hawaiian island of O’ahu to meet one of our dealers, Nathan of Nathan’s Customs.
When you get your new Metrofiets cargo bike, probably one of the most surprising aspects you'll discover is how easy it is to haul pretty much anything by bike. Okay, a new couch or cord of wood might be a little tricky, but you can handle happy children, loads of groceries, gardening supplies and other big loads with surprising ease. Our bikes have been specifically engineered to make large loads a breeze.
Just what might you haul? Project supplies? Everything for a delightful picnic? A traveling minstrel? The potential is endless!
Here's how happy Metrofiets customers are using their cargo bikes to make life better (and more fun!).
Erin and Christopher DeLaney love to ride bikes and they knew that as their family grew they needed to find a way to keep up with this important aspect of their lives. They say their Metrofiets cargo bike helped them get there.
Mychal Tetteh is the CEO of the Community Cycling Center, a Portland non-profit organization, and he rides his Metrofiets nearly every day.
Living a life that's in line with our values isn't always easy these days. Many modern conveniences come with unfortunate environmental downsides .
Our customers tell us that owning a cargo bike is an investment they can feel good about, one that helps them lead the lives they want to be leading. And even more than telling us, they show us with their inspiring photos.
G&O Family Cyclery in Seattle is dedicated to helping Seattle families live healthier lifestyles. At first co-owners Davey Oil and Tyler Gillies thought their shop would be half devoted to selling conventional bikes, but over time they’ve continued to deepen their commitment to cargo bikes. Davey says he loves bike culture and being a parent, so owning a shop focused on family riding just made sense. “Selling people things you really love is important,” Davey says. And he certainly loves Metrofiets.
Compost Pedallers, based in Austin, Texas, is on a mission to divert compost from the landfill, and they’re using a Metrofiets to make it happen.