09 December 2011

World's Most Northernly Cargo Bike

Vis World's Most Northernly Cargo Bikes på et større kort
Perhaps because we are snowballing towards winter we are focusing on northern climes at the moment here on the blog. We also have cargo bikes on the brain because of our work on the Cyclelogistics project.

Whatever the case, we are obsessed by finding the world's most northernly cargo bike since blogging about the Christiania Bike in Greenland and the world's most northernly bike lane. Above is a map with the three contenders so far. Although based on coordinates, this first cargo bike is in the lead:

Cargo Bike
Reykjavik, Iceland.
Longjohn Cargo bike.
From Alex Shepard on Flickr.

Trondheim, Norway.
Larry vs Harry 'Bullitt' cargo bike.
While not as far north as Reykjavik, this may be the World's Most Northernly Bike Messenger...
Thanks to Larry vs Harry for the photo.

Greenland Bicycle Culture
Nanortalik, Greenland.
Christiania Cargo Bike.


We got excited when Jan, in the comments, sent us off to Longjohn.org to see about a man with a Longjohn in Sitka, Alaska. One glance at Alaska on the map and we were sure we had a contender. However, Sitka is on the same latitude as Denmark. Nevertheless, it's in ALASKA - with all the northern romanticism that name contains. So here it is.

Know of any others that could compete for the title? Send us an email at copenhagenize [at] gmail [dot] com with "Cargo Bike North" in the subject field. Or add links to the comments.


petterwr said...

Inspiring to read about this stuff while the first snow of the year is melting on my windowsill.

Three wheelers are hard to use in snow as it means three tracks in the snow and the extra work that means.

Makes me wonder where the worlds most northern recumbent is. Even if only a two wheeler the balance might be a bit harder to keep compared to an upright bike..

Thom said...

Mikael, you should conduct another query to determine the world's most southerly bicycle/lane/cargo bike.

Mikael said...

If riding three wheelers in the snow was THAT hard, thousands of Copenhageners wouldn't do it in the winter... :-)

Thom... already looking at it... :-)

Jan Martin said...

Seems like Steven Hinshaw imported a danish cargo bike to in Sitka, Alaska, USA:


slow rpm said...

Furthest south?

A Bullitt in Burnie?


Anonymous said...

.................... nice ^_^v ................

Anders said...

Here is one.
Turku, Finland: