Katie started riding cargo bikes in 2002, when her boyfriend built them an Xtracycle. She married that guy and now does a daily 9-mile commute on her Yuba loaded with her two kids and attendant gear. She has lived car-free in Eugene, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Portland; and car-laden in Salinas, CA and Ithaca, NY. Believe her when she tells you: car-free is better. She has led Portland’s monthly Kidical Mass rides since 2010.
photo credit: Katura Reynolds