Travis N. recently sent in this video of his family vacation in Yosemite this fall. He found the Mundo v4 to be the perfect way to get around with kids on the valley floor.
Dear Yuba, Our adventures with our Yuba Mundo begin in Yosemite in October. But first, I need to go back a few months. In August, our family moved to a new city where we hope to be able to walk and bike to more of our daily activities. For many months, I had been looking at options for transporting 2 kids plus gear by bike (our kids are 6 and 4.5). I decided upon a Yuba Mundo, and I was planning a custom build. But, as the dust settled from our move, and with a trip to Yosemite planned for October, I ran out of time to order parts and assemble a custom bike. I decided it was best to have a bike to bring to Yosemite, and I picked up a stock Yuba Mundo v4 from iCargoBike a week before we left.
I am so glad that I did! Our Yuba Mundo, and bikes in general, proved to be a wonderful way to experience Yosemite Valley. Riding on the bike trails was breathtaking, with beautiful tree canopies and majestic granite walls surrounding us. The convenience of riding a bike to trail heads that had remote or no parking was great. Likewise for the general store in Yosemite Village. We carried sweaters, water, and snacks in a reusable shopping bag attached to the bike. We also managed to carry 2 boxes of firewood back from the market. The best part was we were smiling the entire time.
My favorite part of bicycling is that it makes me feel connected to the community. When you ride a bike, you don’t ride through a community, you ride in it. You feel this ethos when you are with other cyclists. It’s a community. So as thanksgiving approaches, it only makes sense that cyclists would reach out to do something for the community around them. Yuba Bicycles is proud to be sponsoring this event to benefit the community food bank this year. Please join us.
Cranksgiving is a charitable event that happens every year all across America. It has become a new tradition that cyclists can be proud of. Cranksgiving Marin is our local cycling community coming together to help the less fortunate by collecting food for the Marin County Food Bank. It’s a fun way to use our bicycles for a great cause. We’ll ride to different grocery stores to collect all the food on our shopping list on a scenic tour through six marin county communities.
Riders will receive a “manifest” before the ride that they will use as a shopping list to purchase items from various grocery stores along the route. Bagging rights go to the rider or team that completes first and the rider/team that collects the most. In the end, the community wins. All food is donated to the Marin county Food Bank who efficiently redistributes food to those in need.
The event is free, but you need to bring enough money to purchase the items on the manifest. We recommend asking people you know to help by donating to your cause. Remember to bring your biggest panniers and strongest bike if you plan to collect a lot of food. And don’t forget your lock, too.
Celebrate with us at the After-Party hosted by Rock The Bike at the Marin County Brewing company starting at 5:00 when the winners of each category will be announced. Any donation for the music at the after party will be gladly accepted.
The Mundo Cargo Bike can accommodate one or two Peanut Shell child seats. Depending on the location of the foremost Peanut Shell on the rack, it can sometimes create a little conflict, between the rider’s heel and the Peanut Shell Child Seat. A simple little trick to prevent this, is to zip-tie the corner of the seat to the seat stays. It requires a drill and one zip-tie, a simple 5-minute operation.
If you feel like catchin’ the surf down in Santa Cruz, you could be cruizin the boardwalk on a new Mundo from our new dealer — the Spokesman located in downtown Santa Cruz at 231 Carthcart Street. Stop in and say hi to Tim. Call: (831) 423-5683 or click www.spokesmanbicycles.com or find them on our Yuba Dealer Map
British filmmakers have released a beautiful new film, Beauty and the Bike, about the experiences of British and Dutch women riding bikes and feeling the empowerment and freedom that bicycles bring to all our lives. Yuba Bicycles is proud to announce that a Mundo was used in the filming. You can see a clip of the Mundo being used to carry a photographer, who sits on the back and shoots photos of the beauties as they pedal behind him. We urge all Mundo fans to check out the film. This project shows the ability of the Mundo to get work done. Here’s a short clip of the Mundo used on Beauty and the Bike
If there are other filmmakers out there who have used a Mundo to make a movie, please contact us. Even if you’re not a moviemaker, send us your photos and film clips that show how you’re using your Mundo to accomplish tasks that previously required a car or truck.