Wed, 11/07/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Bike Show interviews cargo bike delivery professionals about the nitty gritty of their jobs.
You may remember this past April, when the Bike Show got a few professional drivers into the studio to talk about what it’s like to drive for work in this city.
Today, Wednesday, November 7th, we’re talking to professionals again – this time, professional bike riders. Our listeners can probably picture the bike messengers – the lean, fast couriers with a big bag slung over their backs, zipping around downtown delivering documents. But these days, a much wider range of goods is being delivered by bike, in Portland and in other US cities.
We’re going to interview a few of the people involved in bicycle delivery here in Portland:
- Mike Cobb is a cargo bike mechanic and former cargo delivery biker
- Michael Hannah owns The Mattress Lot, where on sunny days they have been known to deliver a mattress or two by bike
- Jenn Dederich works for Portland Pedal Power, a bicycle concierge service for downtown offices
- Jed Lazar is the founder and owner of SoupCycle, which delivers organic soup by bicycle to homes and offices