Sunday May 25th saw Adelaide’s first ever cargo bike race. Organised by Darren Wilson-Roberts, a local with a proven track record in organising Tweed Rides and Adelaide Bicycle Food Court it was always going to be a party!

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Held as part of Adelaide’s inaugural Velo-fringe Adelaide’s Cargo Bike Party stretched the definition of cargo bike to the limit with the emphasis on fun, creativity and everyone having fun hanging out with like-minded folk.

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Bullitts, bakfiets, Christianas, Onderwaters, long-tails of all types and just about every home-made version of a cargo bike imaginable were present, laden with cargo, panniers and kids. The only possible way to be disqualified was with a motor, and even then, only if you used it.

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A glorious autumn day saw races run with cargo, for speed, for kids and around obstacles but mostly just for fun.

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And Adelaide’s famous Bicycle Food Court was represented with Veggie Velo, the Gelato bike and Flaming Wiener made sure there was plenty of good food to enjoy. Gelat-and-wieners-lo-res

Somehow, we’ve got the feeling this will be becoming a regular event. It was far too much fun to happen only once! winnersaregrinners-lo-res

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