Lending Library

The Bike Campaign maintains a fleet of trailers and bicycles that Bike Garage members can borrow for a week at a time.  First priority goes to volunteers.  We ask that you give us one week’s notice before the date you would like to borrow any of our equipment.

Not a member?  Become one today! Contact us funmaria@sbcglobal.net

When borrowing Bike Garage gear you will be asked to sign a statement that you are financially responsible for the item and all its parts should it be damaged while under your care.

 

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BIONX – ELECTRIC BIKE

Too long of a commute on a regular bike? Ever wondered what E-Bikes are like? Electric bikes (“e-bikes”) have finally come into their own. Advances in battery technology have resulted in the ultimate hybrid — a Human Electric Hybrid.

With a battery-powered motor assist, you still have to pedal but you get a 25-200% power boost (depending on the battery and motor size). You’ll go faster, farther – and have more fun!

  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Save money on gas
  • Get more exercise
  • Reduce your stress — avoid dealing with traffic and parking

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FREEDOM COMES FOLDED – WHETHER YOU NEED TO MOVE TWO KIDS OR A LOT OF CARGO

Tern, recognized folding bike leader,  has teamed with  Xtracycle to offer Cargo Joe, the world’s only folding cargo bike that fits your lifestyle. Cargo Joe will fit in your apartment, your office, your 1-car garage, and even in your car. BOLDLY GOING WHERE NO CARGO BIKE HAS GONE BEFORE.

 Sometimes it’s nice to mix your transit options – whether on public transit or in the car.  Cargo Joe quickly becomes regular-bike sized, fitting in nearly any car, on most bike racks, and on lots of public transit options.


IMG_4413BIKE FRIDAY HAUL-A-DAY

You want freedom from your car. You want your bike to carry your groceries, take your kids to school, haul bags of dirt for your garden or carry lumber for your weekend project. You want your bike to fit your body and be able to adjust to fit friends and family or anyone else when you want to share it with.
Details:
  • Frame adjusts to fit riders 4’6″ to 6’4″
  • The lightest long-tail Cargo Bike built today, starting at just 33 pounds (15 kg).
  • Its compact size makes it easy to store, stands upright on its rear end for a very small footprint

IMG_4431ZIGO – YOU CAN MOVE YOUR BABY/TODDLER ON A BIKE, EVEN IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO RIDE A 2-WHEELER!

All the functionality of a carrier bicycle (Bakfiets), baby bicycle trailer, jogging stroller, conventional baby stroller, and bicycle in one brilliant system.

This bike possibly fills the right niche for some families, perhaps folks looking for primarily recreational riding, or who prefer a trike but don’t have enough cash for one of the European trikes, or who could make real use of the ability to convert from a jogging stroller to a bike.   It comes in at a relatively reasonable price-point (for a multiple kid family bike anyway), perhaps more accessible than most of the other options where the kids are held low and carried in front. If you think this might be the bike (or rather, trike) for you, in the process of considering it, we found out that it is available at REI, which has a surprisingly generous return policy, so it might be possible to purchase and try with minimal risk, or test ride one from The Bike Campaign’s lending library.

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TAG-A-LONG/ TRAIL-A-BIKE

The Novarra Afterburner 2.0 easily and securely mounts to the seatpost of an adult bike; the sturdy hitch adapts to a wide range of seatpost diameters. It also adjusts easily to offer comfort and a good fit for kids of various sizes. A full-length chainguard helps keep kids and their clothing clean and out of the chain. For more fun, kids can pedal along at their leisure without hindering the adult pace; large platform pedals make it easy for small feet to stay in place. Includes bright orange safety flag and rod, increasing the visibility of you and your small rider.

Please note: 75 lbs. max. weight capacity; measures approximately 53 in. long when folded, 74 in. when unfolded


Balance Bike

BALANCE BIKE (SCOOT OR PUSH BIKE)

Balance bikes help young ones develop their balance and bike handling skills in an easy, fun and zippy way. Without pedals or training wheels, a child starts by walking the Zipper along slowly, then rolling along and learning how to balance. As kids develop their handling skills and balance, they can coast farther with their feet off the ground.
Braking is simple: kids just put their feet down on the ground and slow themselves with their feet. This balance bike has a recommended maximum rider weight of 60 lbs.

Please note: the bike has a minimum standover height of 17.25 in., which means that the child’s inseam must be a minimum of 17.25 in. long.